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UW-Eau Claire University Theatre
To Present Challenging Musical ‘Cabaret’

 MAILED:  Feb. 13, 2004

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Music and Theatre Arts Department will present the musical “Cabaret” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, in the Riverside Theatre on the UW-Eau Claire campus. Additional performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27-28 and March 2-6 and 1:30 p.m. Feb. 29 and March 7.

The musical team of John Kander and Fred Ebb explore the life of pre-WWII Germany in Cabaret. The decadence and apathy that paved the way for the Third Reich is played out in the experiences of American writer Clifford Bradshaw and nightclub performer Sally Bowles. Life in the sleazy Kit Kat Klub and the streets of Berlin act as a metaphor and a commentary on political and social responsibility. The original Broadway production received eight Tony Awards and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical. The 1998 revival received four Tony awards, including Best Revival.

“‘Cabaret,’ is a provocative and challenging musical that deals with mature subject matter,” says director Richard Nimke, assistant professor of theatre.

Toni Poll-Sorensen, professor of dance, is the choreographer, and Mitra Sadeghpour, assistant professor of music, is the music director and conductor.

Tickets, available at the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727 or (800) 949-UWEC, are $10 for the general public, $8 for those 62 and older, $7 for children 17 and younger and faculty and staff with a university ID, and $6 for students with a university ID.

This production is not intended for young audiences.

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Updated: February 13, 2004