CABARET

book by Joe Masteroff
based on the play by John Van Druten
and stories by Christopher Isherwood
music by John Kander
lyrics by Fred Ebb
Directed by Rick Lombardo**
Musical Direction by Todd C. Gordon
Choreography by Kelli Edwards
JAN 11 - FEB 1/2009, extended through FEB 9

Willkommen, Bienvenue…

Welcome to the decadence of 1920’s Berlin where Cliff, a lost American writer, enters the Kit Kat Club and gets caught in a sea of painted lips and rouged cheeks. He meets Sally Bowles, a burlesque star, who ensnares him with her wiles. History is in the making as the Nazis rise to power. “Leeff all your troubles outzide,” the Emcee advises, but the club begins to imitate that outside world, and those leering entertainers become more threatening than enticing. Winner of 8 Tony Awards, this popular musical includes such favorites as “Willkommen,” “Don’t Tell Mama,” and “So What?”.

“John Kander and Fred Ebb’s songs, moody and biting evocations of the age of Kurt Weill, are so good that the cabaret production numbers still hold you…”
THE NEW YORK TIMES

Photo: The Cast of “Cabaret”. Photo by Andrew Brilliant/Brilliant Pictures

Maurice Emmanuel Parent*

Bobby / Kit Kat Ensemble

Maurice Emmanuel Parent*

Bobby / Kit Kat Ensemble

MAURICE EMMANUEL PARENT* returns to New Repertory Theatre after performing in The Gift Horse, The Snow QueenCamelotRent, Passing Strange, Cabaret, The Wild Party, and Ragtime. Most recently he played the title character in Edward II with Actors’ Shakespeare Project where he is a resident acting company member. Other credits include work with SpeakEasy Stage Company, Off the Grid Theatre, Underground Railway Theater, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Wheelock Family Theatre, Lyric Stage Company, Boston Theatre Works, Huntington Theatre Company, Cape Playhouse, and Barrington Stage. He has received the Elliot Norton Award (2008 and 2017), IRNE Award (2015, 2016 and 2017) and an ArtsImpulse Award (2017). Maurice, a resident of Roxbury, is an adjunct faculty member at Boston University and Tufts University. He is the co-founder of The Front Porch Arts Collective (frontporcharts.org); mauriceparent.com

*member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States
**member of Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, Inc., an independent national labor union
***member of United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829