Introducing Cabaret Theatre's 2017-2018 Season

"From ordinary comes extraordinary."

Cabaret Theatre is proud to present a compelling, exciting 2017-2018 Season that exemplifies the power a black box theater’s space possesses to transform, transport, and transcend. In every show Cabaret has produced in its forty-one years to date, the audience and the performers are taken on a journey that moves and intrigues them; we are proud to continue that legacy in our upcoming season. Furthermore, we aimed to expand on this goal by telling four stories that encapsulate in their scenes and in their songs the potential in the commonplace and the possibilities in the everyday. In essence, Cabaret’s 42nd Season is our love letter to our black box space and the extraordinary things that can come out of our ordinary home.

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
Directed by Maya Mitterhoff

Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, Peter and the Starcatcher tells the story of how a young orphan came to be the famous boy who wouldn't grow up. As Peter embarks on his life-changing journey, he is faced with greedy pirates, jungle tyrants, singing mermaids, and a very special little girl named Molly, who shows Peter the importance of perseverance, hope, and love. Told by a dozen actors portraying over 100 unforgettable characters, Peter and the Starcatcher reminds us of what it was like to truly believe in magic and helps us find that magic within ourselves once more.

PRODUCTION DATES

Thursday, November 2nd
Friday, November 3rd
Saturday, November 4th
Sunday, November 5th

AUDITION DATES

September 11th
September 12th
Callbacks: September 13th

The production staff application for Peter and the Starcatcher is now open until August 30th!

ORDINARY DAYS
Directed by David Novis

Set in present-day New York, Adam Gwon's 90-minute musical, Ordinary Days, explores just how intertwined our lives truly are. Despite their individual stories, our four characters prove how, ultimately, we're all sharing in the same experience. Funny, heartfelt, and, above all, intimate, this show disproves the notion that our lives are anything but alone, anything but insignificant - anything but ordinary.

PRODUCTION DATES

Thursday, November 30th
Friday, December 1st
Saturday, December 2nd
Sunday, December 3rd

THE SHAPE OF THINGS
Director TBD

A stirring play by Neil LaBute, this drama explores what we give up for love, what we risk for art, and how similar these two things can be. Centered around a young student, his dynamic relationship with a captivating graduate art student, and his best friends’ turbulent engagement, this play is a curious study into modern-day relationships and all the beauty and ugliness that comes with them. In under two hours and with just four characters, LaBute’s script directly tackles and challenges societal perceptions of ethics, art, humanity, and power. “Natural, beautiful, and malleable,” The Shape of Things leaves us with no definite answers, but instead with a myriad of gripping questions.

PRODUCTION DATES

Thursday, March 1st
Friday, March 2nd
Saturday, March 3rd
Sunday, March 4th

Are you interested in directing The Shape of Things? Reach out to our Artistic Director at artistic.cabarettheatre@gmail.com to express interest and to receive the necessary proposal materials!

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PIPPIN
Directed by Ajit J. Mathews

With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Wicked) and a book by Roger O. Hirson, Pippin tells the profoundly human story of a man as he strives to rise above the mundane and to achieve something exceptional. Schwartz’s timeless pop-tinged music underscores and heightens Pippin’s journey through war, sex, politics, and love, ushered along by a mysterious but encouraging troupe of players. Deceptively lighthearted at face value, the musical’s tone quickly shifts and ultimately challenges the audience with one question: how far are you willing to go to be extraordinary?

PRODUCTION DATES

Thursday, March 29th
Friday, March 30th
Saturday, March 31st
Friday, April 6th
Saturday, April 7th
Sunday, April 8th

Be on the lookout for production staff applications and audition dates for the last three shows within the next few months. We can't wait to see the talent you all bring to Cabaret this season!