American Repertory Theater announces the cast and creative team for CABARET by Kander and Ebb directed by Steven Bogart
starring Amanda Palmer as the Emcee
"There was a cabaret, and there was a Master-of-Ceremonies and there was a city called Berlin in a country called Germany. It was the end of the world . . . and I was dancing with Sally Bowles and we were both asleep. . . . "
- Cliff in CABARET
WHAT: The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) opens its 2010/11 Season with Kander and Ebb's CABARET, directed by Steven Bogart, with musical direction by Lance Horne and Debra Barsha, and movement by Steven Mitchell Wright, starring Amanda Palmer as the Emcee. Set and costume design is by David Israel Reynoso,lighting design by Nick Vargelis, and sound design by Clive Goodwin.
WHEN: August 31 - October 29, 2010
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays at 7:30pm
Fridays at 7:30pm and 10:30pm
Performances will begin promptly at the times listed above;
Klub doors open half hour before showtime.
No performances Saturday through Monday.
WHERE: OBERON, 2 Arrow Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge
TICKETS: Begin at $25. Student rush $15. Seniors $10 off regular ticket price.
Group Rates available. Single tickets can be purchased by phone at 617-547-8300, on line at www.AmericanRepertoryTheater.org, or in person at the A.R.T. Box Office, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.
RATING: The production contains nudity, simulated sex, and drug use.
Recommended for 16 and older, unless accompanied by an adult.
Take your seat at the Kit Kat Klub, the perfectly marvelous cabaret where singer Sally Bowles meets writer Cliff Bradshaw. As the two pursue a life of pleasure in Weimar Berlin, the world outside the Klub begins to splinter. Presiding over it all is singer, songwriter, and former Dresden Doll Amanda Palmer as the Kit Kat Klub's magnetic Emcee, with Aly Trasher as Sally Bowles and Matt Wood as Cliff Bradshaw. The cast also includes Remo Airaldi as Herr Schultz, David Costa as Ernst Ludwig, Claire Davies as Fraulein Kost, Thomas Derrah as Fraulein Schneider, and Jeremy Geidt as Max, the Klub Owner; as well as Renee-Marie Brewster, Lucille Duncan, Tamara Hickey, Eric Johnson, Jordy Lievers, and Gaetano Pugliese as the Kit Kat Dancers, and Annika Franklin, Chris Thomas, and Edward Walsh as the Ensemble.
ABOUT THE PRINCIPAL CAST MEMBERS:
Amanda Palmer is a performer, director, and composer who is best known for her role as front woman and pianist for the internationally acclaimed punk cabaret band The Dresden Dolls. She grew up writing and directing her own original plays and has always kept one foot in the theater world, making her living between the years of 1997-2003 as a living statue street performer in Harvard Square, known as the "Eight Foot Bride." After signing with a major label and releasing three albums with The Dresden Dolls, Palmer went solo. In 2008, with the help of fellow pianist and producer Ben Folds, Amanda released her critically hailed solo effort "Who Killed Amanda Palmer" along with an accompanying art book of the same name with short stories by writer (and husband-to-be) Neil Galman. She recently returned from a two-year-long touring cycle that took her (and a troupe of Butoh-based Australian performance artists known as The Danger Ensemble) through Europe, North America, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. She wrapped up her year at Symphony Hall for a historic New Year's celebration in which Palmer was possibly the first pianist to put Tchaikovsky, Nine Inch Nails, and Lady Gaga in the same program. She has won numerous Boston Music Awards (including Best Female Vocalist), has been included on the AfterEllen.com's list of "hot