The newest professional theater venue open year round on Long Island, The Argyle Theater will present the hit Broadway musical Cabaret with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and a book by Joe Masteroff, based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood. Rescheduled from March 2020 due to the pandemic, performances begin this Friday September 17, 2021 for a limited return engagement until Sunday afternoon October 24, 2021 at The Argyle Theater (34 West Main Street, Babylon, Long Island ). The cabaret is presented as part of a special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI).
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Co-directed by Evan Pappas and Sara Brians, and with choreography by Sara Brians and musical direction by Ethan Andersen, the lead cast will feature Dana Costello as Sally Bowles, Jon Peterson as Master of Ceremonies and Andy Tighe as Cliff Bradshaw, with Fred Frabotta as Herr Schultz, Suzanne Grodner as Fräulein Schneider, Brian Owen as Ernst Ludwig and Lilly Tobin as Fräulein Kost / Fritzie. They will be joined at the Kit Kat Club by Luke Bernier, Nikki Rinaudeo-Concessi, Nichole Forde, Zoe Gillis, LeVane Harrington, Keeley Anne McCormick, Carter Sabuda, Conor Stepnowski and Alexis Semevolos Velazquez.
In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920s draw to a close, a screaming master of ceremonies greets the audience and assures them that they will forget all their troubles at the Cabaret. With the master of ceremon’s obscene songs as tongue-in-cheek commentaries, Cabaret explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous lives of Berlin natives and expats as Germany slowly cedes to the emerging Third Reich. Cliff Bradshaw, a young American writer newly arrived in Berlin, is immediately taken by English singer Sally Bowles. Meanwhile, Fräulein Schneider, owner of Cliff and Sally’s boarding house, tentatively begins a romantic relationship with Herr Schultz, a mild-mannered fruit seller who happens to be Jewish. First shown in 1966, the groundbreaking musical Cabaret won an impressive 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, which then culminated in a dazzling Oscar-winning film in 1972, winning 8 Oscars. This classic Kander and Ebb sheet music is entertaining, stimulating, Broadway musical theater at its best.
The creative team includes set design by Audrey Vuong, costumes by Tristan Raines, lighting design by John Salutz, sound design by Carlos Dias, Jr. and wig design by Peter Fogel. Eugenio Contenti is associate director / choreographer. The technical director is Michael Kauffman. The production manager is Alison Savino with the assistant manager Julianna Cricchio. The casting director is Michael Cassara, CSA.
Cabaret will play the following performance program: Thursday to Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m., Saturday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. and Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE: There are no performances on Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays.
NOW ON SALE, tickets for Cabaret are priced at $ 49- $ 79 and can be purchased online at www.argyleheatre.com or by calling (844) 631-5483.
COVID-19 POLICY, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: All customers will be required to show full proof of vaccination (printed vaccination card or digital proof such as NYS Excelsior Pass), OR have received a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to enter the theater and show printed proof, along with valid ID. Children under 12 must wear masks. ALL customers are strongly encouraged to wear face masks when not actively eating or drinking, per updated CDC guidelines.
For more information, please visit www.argyleheatre.com.