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“Cabaret” Staged April 20-23 at Johnson State


“Cabaret” Staged April 20-23 at Johnson State

Spring musical focuses on nightclub life in Berlin during Hitler’s rise to power.

April 18, 2017

The Johnson State College production of the Oscar- and Tony-award-winning musical “Cabaret” will be staged April 20-23 at the Dibden Center for the Arts on campus.

Performances, with live music by JSC students, will be at 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets, $10 for the public, may be bought at the box office the day of the show or reserved beforehand by calling 635-1476.

Set in Berlin in 1931, “Cabaret” focuses on nightclub life during Hitler’s rise to power. The 1972 film version won eight Oscars.

The cast of the JSC production includes several students from Vermont: senior Mackenzie Brown of White River Junction, who plays Sally Bowles; senior Samuel Lewis of Jericho, who plays Herr Schultz; and first-year student Reis Winkeljohn of Worcester, who plays Ernst Ludwig. Jan Bodendorf of Hardwick designed the costumes.

This is the fourth JSC production Margo Whitcomb has guest-directed. A Vermont theater artist, administrator and educator, she teaches at Community College of Vermont. She is the founding artistic director of Half Moon Theatre, based in Poughkeepsie, New York, and the former associate artistic director at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.