Mad Horse Theatre to Present CABARET, 8/14-24

August 6
6:37 PM 2014

Mad Horse Theatre Company, in association with Razer Entertainment, proudly presents the Tony Award winning musical, CABARET. The production, directed and choreographed by Ray Dumont, runs August 14 through August 24 at the Mad Horse Theater, 24 Mosher Street, in South Portland.

CABARET, with music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb, and book by Joe Masteroff, premiered on Broadway in 1966. It has enjoyed three very successful revivals and an Academy Award winning film, directed by Bob Fosse and starring Liza Minnelli and Joel Gray. Familiar songs from the show are "Wilkommen," "So What?," "Don't Tell Mama," and the title song.

Germany, 1929, is the backdrop for this musical, which tells the story of Sally Bowles, a wild and fascinating performer who becomes involved with Cliff, an American writer. As the shadow of the Third Reich begins to descend over Europe, we see how it affects Sally, Cliff, and their friends.

According to Dumont, "This production is an entirely different approach to CABARET from any other I've ever done. The intimate Mad Horse Theater space, and audience seating on two sides of the playing area, have made us all rethink how we stage the show. The entire company has treated this production as a workshop, in which experimentation is encouraged. The result has been some of the most exciting and provocative work many of us have ever done. The subject matter is not for young audiences."

The cast of thirteen includes Tommy Waltz (Emcee), Rachel Lotstein (Sally Bowles), Matt West (Clifford Bradshaw), Barbara Leveault (Fraulein Schneider), Paul Machlin (Herr Shultz), Lucy Sullivan (Fraulein Kost), and Kyle Robert Dennis (Ernst Ludwig).

The Cabaret ensemble includes Meredythe Dehne, Caroline O'Connor, Kacy Woodworth, Joanna Clarke, Brandon Dale O'Roak, and Travis Doughty.

Rebekkah Willey is Musical Director of Cabaret. The production team also includes Joelle Clingerman (Assistant Director), Florence Cooley (Lighting Designer), and Desiray Roy (Costume Designer).

CABARET runs August 14 through August 24, 2014. Performance times are Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30, and Sundayafternoons at 2pm. All performances are at the Mad Horse Theater in the Hutchins School, 24 Mosher Street, South Portland. All seats are $20. Reservations are strongly recommended. Purchase tickets online at or call 747-4148 for more information.

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