WILMINGTON — The cast is set, rehearsals underway and tickets on sale for Wilmington College/Community Summer Theatre’s production of Cabaret, which will run July 14, 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m., and July 17 at 2:30 p.m., in Hugh G. Heiland Theatre.
The show is set at the Kit Kat Klub, a night club in Berlin, as the 1920s are drawing to a close and the Nazis are rising to power. The master of ceremonies welcomes the audience to the show and assures them that, whatever their troubles, they will forget them at the cabaret.
Steven Haines is returning to summer theatre, after a several-year absence, to direct Cabaret with Cole Haugh handling choreography. J. Wynn Alexander is heading the set and costume design with Becky Haines providing light and sound design, and Matt Spradlin the musical direction.
The cast features Jessica Yankel as Sally Bowles, Cherie Copper-Darragh as Fraulein Schneider, Bekah Muchmore as Fraulein Kost, Bryan Wallingford as the emcee, Ryan Oates as Clifford Bradshaw, Haines as Herr Schultz, Timothy Larrick as Ernst Ludwig and Nathan Unger as Max.
The Kit Kat Klub girls include Victoria Canby as Texas, Abby Land as Lulu, Mary Rizzardi as Rosie, Alexia Minton as Frenchie, Keni Brown as Helga and Jillian Mitchell as Fritzie, with the Kit Kat Klub boys portrayed by Gary Smith as Bobby, Haugh as Victor and Tevin Amburgy as Hans.
Cabaret, which is based on the book by Joe Masteroff, the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood, features music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. Musical numbers include “Willkommen,” “Cabaret,” “Mein Herr,” “Maybe This Time,” “The Money Song” and “Two Ladies.”
Tickets and show information are available by contacting the Theatre Box Office weekdays, from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. at 937-481-2267.