One of the crowning achievements of modern entertainment, Cabaret is celebrating its 50th anniversary next year. The acclaimed and wildly popular work of art is coming to The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, playing in Reynolds Hall from Tuesday, June 14 to Sunday, June 19, 2016.
Cabaret journeys back to the Berlin of 1930 and the lusciously decadent goings-on in the seedy Kit Kat Klub. One of the pinnacles of Broadway history, its famous songs like “Willkommen” and “Maybe This Time” make vivid and heartfelt the free-living days before the specter of Nazism and eventual World War II overtook Germany. Based onThe Berlin Stories by Christopher Isherwood, the noted British-American novelist, it is one of the few productions in which actors on stage also take on the role of the orchestra. Its evocative score and lyrics were created by the team of John Kander and Fred Ebb, who are also known for musicals like A Family Affair and The Kiss of the Spider Woman.
The moving, Tony Award-winning story is helmed by famed director Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and co-director/choreographer Rob Marshall (Into the Woods, Chicago). It is a production of the highly respectedRoundabout Theatre Company and is sure to be unforgettable for Las Vegas audiences.
It’s also of interest to note that The Smith Center recently hosted Hal Prince, the director of Cabaret’s 1966 Broadway debut, for an informative and entertaining evening of stories and song.
Cabaret is the seventh production in The Smith Center’s 2015 – 2016 Broadway Las Vegas® Series sponsored by Southern Nevada Ford Stores. Subscriptions are still available, but they are going fast and end June 5!
The entertainment-packed series will also bring to town Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage; Ragtime The Musical; Elf the Musical; Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary Tour; The Bridges of Madison County; A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder and IDAHO! The Comedy Musical, a new work that will be produced by The Smith Center.
Season tickets include a host of additional benefits, including locking in the lowest season ticket prices, receiving 20 percent off select non-Broadway shows and the ability to purchase single tickets before they go on sale to the public.
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