“Cabaret” prepares to open its curtain to ‘Willkommen’

Student cast memebers rehearse a dance sequence from the upcoming production of Cabaret at the Howard Brubeck Theatre. Lucas Spenser/Telescope 2014.

Student cast memebers rehearse a dance sequence from the upcoming production of Cabaret at the Howard Brubeck Theatre. Lucas Spenser/Telescope 2014.

“Cabaret”, the 10-time Tony Award winning musical will be raising its curtain at the Howard Brubeck Theatre this March.

The entire theatre department came together over a year and a half ago and decide on the “Cabaret,” Chris Sinnott the technical and scenic director said.

Josh Mekbel (left) playing Cliff and Emilee Brown (right) playing Sally Bowles rehearse for the upcoming production of Cabaret in the Howard Brubeck Theatre at Palomar College. Lucas Spenser/Telescope 2014.

Josh Mekbel (left) playing Cliff and Emilee Brown (right) playing Sally Bowles rehearse for the upcoming production of Cabaret in the Howard Brubeck Theatre at Palomar College. Lucas Spenser/Telescope 2014.

 

“Cabaret,” is set in 1931 and was influenced by the American jazz movement coming to Germany in the 1920s.

The theatre department looked for the best suit to honor the history, jazz and traditions of the Howard Brubeck theatre, the “Cabaret” was that play, according to Sinnott.

“We cast every single actor with a singing ability in the exact pitch range for the character,” Sinnott said. “We have a great cast.” This includes student actor Caleb Halsted who plays pivotal character Emcee as Sinnott describes him as “phenomenal.”

“With all the shows, I hope to entertain and with most, I hope to inform,” Director Pat Larmar said via email. “I would like for the (attendees) to enjoy the many familiar songs, wonderful dance and acting and gain renewed commitment to oppose hatred in all its manifestations,” Larmar said.

After the show people can attend the “Coffee Talk” with the cast to gain more insight to the history and the social and moral themes of the play, according to Sinnott.

Cast members of the upcoming production of Cabaret gather with director Pat Larmer to block a party sequence during rehearsal. Lucas Spenser/Telescope

Cast members of the upcoming production of Cabaret gather with director Pat Larmer to block a party sequence during rehearsal. Lucas Spenser/Telescope

 

Author: JOSHUA RAY

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