Pre-war Germany is the setting for John van Druten's play Cabaret which mirrors the decadence and downward spiral that Germany was going through in the 1920s. An American writer, who is suffering from writer's block, Clifford Bradshaw is alone in Berlin on Hew Year's Eve. He is advised to go down to the Kit Kat Club for their cabaret show. The club is well-know for its cabaret shows of androgyny, decadence and There he meets performer (and fellow American) Sally Bowles and is swept up into a tale of love, sex, and misdeeds. If van Druten was looking for inspiration he found plenty of it with Sally and at the Kit Kat Club.
The Leanor and Alvin Segal Theatre full-scale production is directed by Winnipeg's Steven Schipper (artistic director at the Manitoba Theatre Centre) and stars Naomi Costain (Sally), Cameron MacDuffee (Clifford) and Damien Atkins (Master of Ceremonies). "Ladies and Gentlemen" come and see the play that launched Liza Minelli's career, has won numerous Tony Awards, whose screen adaptation won 8 Academy Awards and has bid audiences "Welcome, bienvenue, willkommen" for almost 40 years.
-The Leanor and Alvin Segal Theatre website: www.saidyebronfman.org
-Tickets available at: www.admission.com or by calling (514) 739-7944
-Prices: Students: $23, Seniors $30-$41, Adults $36-$45