Cabaret comes to Park Slope

The Gallery Players open Season 53 with an all-time favorite, Cabaret

Cabaret comes to Park Slope

The Gallery Players | Park Slope

The Gallery Players open Season 53 with one of the greatest shows ever produced on Broadway. In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920s draw to a close, a garish Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and assures them they will forget all their troubles at the Cabaret.

With the Emcee’s bawdy songs as wry commentary, Cabaret explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. Cliff, a young American writer newly arrived in Berlin, is immediately taken by English singer Sally Bowles. Meanwhile, Fräulein Schneider, proprietor of Cliff and Sally’s boarding house, tentatively begins a romance with Herr Schultz, a mild-mannered fruit seller who happens to be Jewish. Gallery will be producing the 1998 revival script, made famous by Alan Cumming as Emcee.

The playhouse on 14th Street in Park Slope will be the setting for the Berlin nightclub that made Cabaret so famous. Brian Edward Levario is the Emcee with large shoes to fill. Personally, I still like Joel Gray better than Alan Cummings. But not by much. It is a great role and I am always excited to see how another actor interprets it. We saw Alan Cumming perform it and it was such a treat. Expectations are going to be high.

The show opens September 7 and runs every Thursday to Sunday through September 29, 2019.

Tickets are available by clicking here.

 

Cait Farrell as Rosie, Brian Edward Levario as Emcee, Lorinne Lampert* as Fritzie, Ryan S. Lowe as Lulu (Photo by Alice Teeple)

 

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