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May 12, 2016

Coming at you today with another Broadway play review that I am totally unequipped to deliver.

I need to remind you all that I am an English teacher and I interpret texts and writing for a living. But I swear, sometimes I see these Broadway plays and find myself mouthing what is happening? the entire time.

That is sort of the story for me and Cabaret, but not entirely. I had a functional understanding of what it might be about. I knew it was a well-known, classic musical, one that has been celebrated for years. I knew it would be edgy and bawdy and naughty and risqué, but I wasn’t expecting the very real and serious plot line lying underneath it all. That was what I did not see coming and something I had to work through while simultaneously applauding in standing ovation in the end. I stood there clapping, delivering the much deserved praise, while also feeling pretty sad and uncomfortable with how everything turned out (which I’ve since learned, is precisely the point).

Either way, Cabaret is one to see (if you are 18-years or older and maybe not sitting next to your dad). The performers were amazing and I was totally obsessed with Andrea Goss, who played Sally Bowles. Each one of her songs completely sucked me in and reminded me why I answered Roaring 20s when I was once asked which fashion decade I wanted to live in. Randy Harrison, who played the Master of Ceremonies, was also extremely captivating, while leaving no innuendo rock unturned. Those two, with the Kit Kat girls and Kit Kat boys, made for a pretty titillating and entrancing experience.

Cabaret, a Roundabout Theatre Company production, is playing at the Aronoff through May 22nd.

Cabaret Providence Performing Arts Center CABARET Book by Music by Joe Masteroff John Kander Based on the play by JOHN VAN DRUTEN and stories by CHRISTOPHER ISHERWOOD starring Randy Harrison Andrea Goss Shannon Cochran Alison Ewing Mark Nelson Ned Noyes Kelsey Beckert Sarah Bishop Margaret Dudasik Hillary Ekwall Lori Eure Andrew Hubacher Set Design by Robert Brill Orchestrations Michael Gibson Hair & Wig Design Paul Huntley Technical Supervisor Larry Morley Associate Managing Director Steve Dow Executive Producer Sydney Beers Lee Aaron Rosen Aisling Halpin Leeds Hill Joey Khoury Tommy McDowell Evan D. Siegel Dani Spieler Steven Wenslawski Musical Supervisor/Vocal Arrangements Patrick Vaccariello Associate Choreographer & Choreography Recreated by Cynthia Onrubia Directed by BT McNicholl Originally Co-Directed & Choreographed by Rob Marshall Originally Directed by Sam Mendes Costume Design by William Ivey Long Dance & Incidental Music David Krane Casting Jim Carnahan, C.S.A. Jillian Cimini, C.S.A. Tour Booking Agency The Booking Group Meredith Blair Director of Marketing & Audience Development Robert Sweibel General Manager Richards/Climan, Inc. Lighting Design by Peggy Eisenhauer Mike Baldassari Music Director Robert Cookman Production Stage Manager John M. Atherlay Press & Marketing Direction Type A Marketing Director of Development Lynne Gugenheim Gregory Sound Design by Keith Caggiano Based on the Original Broadway design by Brian Ronan *Generously underwritten by Margot Adams, in memory of Mason Adams Roundabout Theatre Company is a member of the Broadway League and League of Resident Theatres. RoundaboutTheatre.org National Tour Launch: January 26 - 31, 2016 Lyrics by Fred Ebb Founding Director Gene Feist Adams Associate Artistic Director* Scott Ellis Emcee.............................................................................................................................. RANDY HARRISON The Kit Kat Girls: Rosie ......................................................................................................................... HILLARY EKWALL Lulu...................................................................................................................................DANI SPIELER Frenchie........................................................................................................................AISLING HALPIN Texas. ................................................................................................................. MARGARET DUDASIK Fritzie ..............................................................................................................................ALISON EWING Helga...............................................................................................................................SARAH BISHOP The Kit Kat Boys: Bobby .................................................................................................................................... LEEDS HILL Victor...................................................................................................................ANDREW HUBACHER Hans .............................................................................................................................. EVAN D. SIEGEL Herman.................................................................................................................. TOMMY McDOWELL Sally Bowles ...........................................................................................................................ANDREA GOSS Clifford Bradshaw .......................................................................................................... LEE AARON ROSEN Ernst Ludwig................................................................................................................................NED NOYES Customs Official .......................................................................................................... TOMMY McDOWELL Fräulein Schneider ..................................................................................................... SHANNON COCHRAN Fräulein Kost..........................................................................................................................ALISON EWING Rudy ..................................................................................................................................... EVAN D. SIEGEL Herr Schultz ...........................................................................................................................MARK NELSON Max .............................................................................................................................. TOMMY McDOWELL Gorilla ................................................................................................................................. AISLING HALPIN Boy Soprano (recording).......................................................................................................... ALEX BOWEN Customs Official (recording) ........................................................................................................ FRED ROSE

Cabaret Providence Performing Arts Center CABARET Book by Music by Joe Masteroff John Kander Based on the play by JOHN VAN DRUTEN and stories by CHRISTOPHER ISHERWOOD starring Randy Harrison Andrea Goss Shannon Cochran Alison Ewing Mark Nelson Ned Noyes Kelsey Beckert Sarah Bishop Margaret Dudasik Hillary Ekwall Lori Eure Andrew Hubacher Set Design by Robert Brill Orchestrations Michael Gibson Hair & Wig Design Paul Huntley Technical Supervisor Larry Morley Associate Managing Director Steve Dow Executive Producer Sydney Beers Lee Aaron Rosen Aisling Halpin Leeds Hill Joey Khoury Tommy McDowell Evan D. Siegel Dani Spieler Steven Wenslawski Musical Supervisor/Vocal Arrangements Patrick Vaccariello Associate Choreographer & Choreography Recreated by Cynthia Onrubia Directed by BT McNicholl Originally Co-Directed & Choreographed by Rob Marshall Originally Directed by Sam Mendes Costume Design by William Ivey Long Dance & Incidental Music David Krane Casting Jim Carnahan, C.S.A. Jillian Cimini, C.S.A. Tour Booking Agency The Booking Group Meredith Blair Director of Marketing & Audience Development Robert Sweibel General Manager Richards/Climan, Inc. Lighting Design by Peggy Eisenhauer Mike Baldassari Music Director Robert Cookman Production Stage Manager John M. Atherlay Press & Marketing Direction Type A Marketing Director of Development Lynne Gugenheim Gregory Sound Design by Keith Caggiano Based on the Original Broadway design by Brian Ronan *Generously underwritten by Margot Adams, in memory of Mason Adams Roundabout Theatre Company is a member of the Broadway League and League of Resident Theatres. RoundaboutTheatre.org National Tour Launch: January 26 - 31, 2016 Lyrics by Fred Ebb Founding Director Gene Feist Adams Associate Artistic Director* Scott Ellis Emcee.............................................................................................................................. RANDY HARRISON The Kit Kat Girls: Rosie ......................................................................................................................... HILLARY EKWALL Lulu...................................................................................................................................DANI SPIELER Frenchie........................................................................................................................AISLING HALPIN Texas. ................................................................................................................. MARGARET DUDASIK Fritzie ..............................................................................................................................ALISON EWING Helga...............................................................................................................................SARAH BISHOP The Kit Kat Boys: Bobby .................................................................................................................................... LEEDS HILL Victor...................................................................................................................ANDREW HUBACHER Hans .............................................................................................................................. EVAN D. SIEGEL Herman.................................................................................................................. TOMMY McDOWELL Sally Bowles ...........................................................................................................................ANDREA GOSS Clifford Bradshaw .......................................................................................................... LEE AARON ROSEN Ernst Ludwig................................................................................................................................NED NOYES Customs Official .......................................................................................................... TOMMY McDOWELL Fräulein Schneider ..................................................................................................... SHANNON COCHRAN Fräulein Kost..........................................................................................................................ALISON EWING Rudy ..................................................................................................................................... EVAN D. SIEGEL Herr Schultz ...........................................................................................................................MARK NELSON Max .............................................................................................................................. TOMMY McDOWELL Gorilla ................................................................................................................................. AISLING HALPIN Boy Soprano (recording).......................................................................................................... ALEX BOWEN Customs Official (recording) ........................................................................................................ FRED ROSEimages and tickets c/o Broadway in Cincinnati

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