FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 24, 2007
College of the Canyons Theatre Breathes Life into 'Cabaret'
The College of the Canyons Theatre Department has brought the Tony Award-winning Broadway Musical "Cabaret" to the Performing Arts Center stage during the month of October.
The final performances of "Cabaret" will be held at 8 p.m. on Oct. 26 and 27, and 2 p.m. Oct. 28.
Hailed as "the best show on Broadway" by the New York Post, "Cabaret" follows the budding romance between Sally Bowles, an English nightclub singer and Cliff Bradshaw, a struggling American writer during the tumultuous upheaval of 1930s Berlin, on the cusp of the Nazis' rise to power.
"'Cabaret' is not your typical musical," said director Mark Salyer. "It has great production numbers and the music is wonderful and clever, but this show is about the demise of a culture. I believe 'Cabaret' is one of the most important musical theatre pieces of the century."
With a cast of 31 members, Salyer said the COC production of "Cabaret" includes "probably the most ambitious and beautiful designs we've ever done."
"Cabaret" made its Broadway debut in 1966 and was nominated for 11 Tony Awards and won eight, including for Best Musical, Best Composer and Best Choreography. The 1998 revival of the musical took home Tony Awards for Best Revival, Best Actor and Best Actress.
For more information about the performance and how to purchase tickets, visit the college's Performing Arts Center website at www.canyonspac.com.