Sunday, 10 June 2012

Life is a Cabaret, Old Chum!

Last night my Mother and I organised a Theatre Evening to go watch CABARET (By Kander and Ebb) at the Pieter Toerien Theatre at Montecasino. It was so Breathtaking and Captivating that we both felt as if we were watching a Movie rather than a Musical ...

Samantha Peo as Sally Bowles
Photos by Val Adamson

Set in Berlin’s seedy Kit Kat Klub in 1931, the show revolves around cabaret performer Sally Bowles (Samantha Peo), a faded, jaded, good-time girl, (made famous by Liza Minelli in the 1972 movie) and her relationship with young American writer Cliff Bradshaw (Bryan Hiles). 

Charon Williams-Ros as Fraulein Schneider (left) Peter Court as Herr Schultz (right)
Photo by Val Adamson 
Adding to the Divinely Decadent atmosphere is German musical theatre star Sascha Halbhuber making his South African debut as the sinister, sexy Master of Ceremonies, Emcee.

Sascha Stead as Emcee and Marlee van der Merwe
Photo by Val Adamson [source]
The production of this Dark and Ritzy, Classic Musical won 11 Mercury Durban Theatre Awards when it premiered in August 2011, including Best Production of a Musical, Best Director and Best Designer

Photo by Val Adamson [source]
The production is directed by Steven Stead, with set design by Greg King, costume design by Neil Stuart-Harris, choreography by Janine Bennewith and lighting design by Tina Le Roux.

Date: 07 June to 05 August 2012
Venue: Pieter Toerien's Theatre at Montecasino
Genre: Stage, Musical
Ticket Price: From R100 - R325
Age Restriction: PG13

Photo by Val Adamson [source]

So ...
'What good is sitting alone in your room? 
Come hear the music play.
Life is a Cabaret, old chum,
Come to the Cabaret.' ...

If you haven't bought Tickets to this Seductively Classic Performance, I really recommend that you do! Click here to book tickets via Computicket.

Show Cast

Samantha Peo as Sally Bowles
Sascha Stead as Emcee
Bryan Hiles as Clifford Bradshaw
Peter Court as Herr Schultz
Charon Williams-Ros as Fraulein Schneider
Duane Alexander as Hermann
Carmen Pretorius as Lulu
Jodie Renouf as Rosie
Suzzi Swanepoel as Frenchie
Londiwe Dhlomo as Texas
Lyle Buxton as Ernst Ludwig
Marlee van der Merwe as Helga
Reg Hart as Bobby
Malan Le Roux as Viktor
Kate Normington as Fraulein Kost

Musical Direction By Evan Roberts

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