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Reperatory East Playhouse marked for musical, 'Cabaret'

Posted: May 5, 2011 12:18 p.m.
Updated: May 5, 2011 12:18 p.m.
 

One of the most recognized and celebrated musicals of all time will make its mark on the Repertory East Playhouse on May 13. The production, sponsored by Josh Rivas and Profiles Salon, and directed by Mark Kaplan explores the chaotic time period leading up to Nazi rule of Germany and an intimate form of theatre, called Cabaret.

It is the city of Berlin in 1930, a time when political unrest racks the country, the economy has been destroyed, and millions of unemployed roam the streets. Enter into this chaos a British cabaret performer, working at the downtown "Kit-Kat club" where anything goes on the stage. Into her life come several characters; a rich German politician, a young American man struggling with his identity, and of course the all-knowing, all-seeing Emcees, who welcomes the audience to the show and assures them that, whatever their troubles, they will forget them at the Cabaret.

"This is a wonderfully inventive piece of theatre our director, Mark Kaplan, has created," said the REP's Co-Artistic Director Ovington Michael Owston. "It will be unlike any theatre experience our audiences have seen. We have captured the true meaning of Cabaret! "

Cabaret will run May 13 through June 18. Show times are Friday and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $21 for Adults and $18 for students and seniors. Group rates are available. Advanced reservations are highly recommended. For tickets, purchase online at www.repeastplayhouse.org or call (661) 288-0000.

About the REP

Located at 24266 Main Street in the heart of Old Town Newhall, The REP is Santa Clarita's Premier Theatre Experience and is home to The Hydeaway Lounge featuring full-service cocktails. Exclusively at The REP, The Hydeaway Lounge is open one hour before each performance. Its warm, inviting atmosphere is the perfect place to have a cocktail and mingle with other patrons. The REP's year-long season features five Main Stage productions and two 81 Series studio productions.

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