CABARET by Kander & Ebb is coming to Music Theater Heritage next month

Music Theater Heritage has announced the cast and creators of its upcoming production of CABARET by John Kander and Fred Ebb, Tony and Oscar winner. The production is directed by MTH Artistic Director Tim Scott and will feature Christopher Barksdale as the iconic emcee and Julie Pope as Sally Bowles. In a unique twist, the stage setup will offer a limited number of patrons the option of being seated at tables against the stage, providing an almost immersive cabaret experience.

The ensemble cast includes Sydnee Bell, Sydney Chow, Arthur Clifford, Coleman Crenshaw, Haley Knudsen, Evan Gamsu, Courtney Germany, Tanner Rose and Kathleen Warfel.

The creative team includes musical direction by Pamela Baskin-Watson, choreography by Kenny Personett, scenic design by Jack Magaw, lighting design by Danny Lawrence, costumes by Shannon Smith Regnier, sound design by Jon Robertson , the technical direction of Rafael Toribo and the production scene. management by Lacey Willis.

The six-piece jazz band includes Baskin-Watson on keys, Jacob Roemer on bass, Pete Fucinaro on saxophone, Karita Carter on trombone, Laura Saylor on trumpet and Kyle Brown on drums.

“The parallels are too great to mention in this electric and iconic play,” Scott hinted. “We can’t wait to tell this fierce story and are thrilled to have Kansas City see this set get to work.”

CABARET won 8 Tony Awards when it debuted in 1967 (including Best Musical and Best Score), the 1972 film also won 8 Oscars. It is widely considered a historic achievement of American musical theatre.

CABARET plays fourteen performances at MTH’s Grand Theater on the 4th floor of the Crown Center, August 11-28. Tickets start at just $39 and are available by visiting or calling the box office at 816.221.6987.

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