Majestic Opens Third Season With CABARET

Majestic Opens Third Season With CABARETMajestic Repertory Theatre opens their second third in the Las Vegas Arts District with an intimate staging of the Kander and Ebb musical CABARET.

In a Berlin nightclub as the 1920s draw to a close a garish Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and assures them they will forget all their troubles at the CABARET. With the Emcee's bawdy songs as wry commentary, CABARET explores the dark, heady and tumultuous life of Berlin's natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich.

"I thought we'd kick off our third season with a good old fashioned Broadway musical," says Heard. "Of course it'd be one with serious political overtones reflecting today's society." When producer Harold Prince conceived of CABARET in the mid 1960s, he was adapting Christopher Isherwood's stories of Weimar Berlin as an allegory for the American civil rights movement. "Fifty years later, it is very much what it is: a dire warning of how apathy opens the door to facism."

Charlie Starling - burlesque artist and current Green Fairy in Spiegelworld's ABSINTHE - plays the role of chanteuse Sally Bowles, an iconic role made famous by Liza Minelli in Bob Fosse's 1972 film adaptation. "We were fortunate our schedules timed out that Charlie could join this cast," said Heard. "Charlie's has experience in cabaret performance, which brings an additional layer to her character. And she knows how to work our intimate room."

CABARET begins Majestic Rep's third season, which includes the dark comedy A PUBLIC READING OF AN UNPRODUCED SCREENPLAY ABOUT THE DEATH OF Walt Disney, an immersive adaptation of Shakespeare's MEASURE FOR MEASURE, and the Vegas premiere of the Broadway musical SPRING AWAKENING, among other productions.

Performances of CABARET will be August 2 through 26, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m. Majestic Repertory Theatre is located at at 1217 S. Main Street. General admission tickets are $28 and high school students are $15, and are on sale now at www.majesticrepertory.com. Call 702-423-6366 for details.

Photo by Julio Castillo (In photo: Charlie Starling)



For tickets, visit our website at www.majesticrepertory.com

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