Pandora Productions Invites You to Come To The CABARET!
"Life is a CABARET..." at Pandora Productions this September as we open the 2018-2019 season.
Based on stories by Christopher Isherwood which became the play I Am a Camera by John Van Druten, CABARET has a book by Joe Masteroff, with music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. This exciting score, played by a live onstage band, comes to life with such memorable tunes as Don't Tell Mama, Two Ladies, Tomorrow Belongs to Me, The Pineapple Song and of course the title song: Cabaret. As the Third Reich is on the rise, the classic Kit Kat Klub in decadent 1934 Berlin is home to the story of Cliff and Sally, Herr Schultz and Fraulein Schneider and the iconic and mercurial Emcee, your host and manipulator of events.
On a train to Berlin, the mysterious but friendly Ernst meets Cliff, an American author working on a novel. Cliff then encounters Sally at the seedy Kit Kat Klub where she sings. When she is fired by her jealous boyfriend and club's owner, she moves in with Cliff and they fall in love. Needing money to pay their rent, Cliff, unconcerned about even knowing Ernst's politics, begins covert work for him. Fraulein Schneider, a German boarding house owner and Herr Schultz, an elderly Jewish fruit vendor have struck up their own relationship. Overseeing the action is the Emcee. As the Nazis begin taking control of the government, the atmosphere of the Kit Kat Klub and the lives of our couples begin to change dramatically.
CABARET is sponsored by Mawood Mercier Group and is directed by the company's Artistic Director, Michael J. Drury, with Musical Direction by Alex Roby and Choreography by Maggie Patten. The principle cast includes: Jack Wallen, Lauren McCombs, Jordan Price, Georgette Kleier, Jim Hesselman, Amanda Kyle Lahti and Patrick Vaughn.
With the new season Pandora Productions expands her run from two to three weeks. CABARET will run September 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 29 at 7:30 p; September 23 at 5:30 p with the only matinee set for September 16 at 2:30 p.
The production will be presented at the Henry Clay Theatre in the historic Henry Clay building located at 604 South Third Street, 3rd Floor, Downtown Louisville. Season Subscriptions are available through the run of CABARET. Single tickets are available for $20 in advance and $22 day of show for this production online at http://www.PandoraProds.org, or by phone at 502.216.5502.
The remaining productions in the 2018-2019 Season include:
MY BIG GAY ITALIAN CHRISTMAS November 9 - 24 Sponsored by Taggart Photography SOUTHERN COMFORT
January 11 - 26 Sponsored by Caperton Realty GIRLFRIEND
March 8 - 23 Sponsored by Best Blind & Shade Co. DADA WOOF, PAPA HOT
May 10 - 25 Sponsored by Crosby Law Offices
Pandora Productions was founded in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1995 and represents the transformational power of theatre. Its mission is to entertain, engage and inspire its audiences, the community, and the greater human communities by presenting bold, cutting-edge theatrical productions that reveal the commonality of all people while investigating the diversity of human nature, particularly the nature of sexual orientation, through artistic expression. Pandora Productions is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization that benefits largely from the generosity of the community. Donations are encouraged and welcomed, in any amount. Please visit http://PandoraProds.org for more information.
Michael J. Drury, Pandora Productions Producing Artistic Director,has worked as a professional actor for 30+ years throughout the Midwest and is no stranger to Louisville area audiences having appeared with Stage One: Louisville's Children's Theatre, Derby Dinner Playhouse, Music Theatre Louisville, CenterStage, Theatre  and the Stephen Foster Drama Association, with whom he also toured Japan and was chosen to remake the official cast recording. He has directed numerous productions at Derby Dinner, Louisville Repertory Company, Clarksville Little Theatre and the Shelby County Community Theatre, in addition to adjudicating at theatre festivals including The Kentucky Theatre Association and The Southeastern Theatre Conference.