Thursday, October 14, 2010

Rikon Review: Cabaret at the Caldwell

THE CALDWELL THEATRE in Boca Raton has been embarking upon a number of exciting theatrical events since Clive Cholerton took over as Artiistic Director.

Here's one that many Century Villagers would like to see. From October 14 through October 24, there will be performances of the great Kander and Ebb musical, CABARET. Those who know the story know it takes place in Berlin during the 1930s, and the background concerns the rise of Nazism and the beginning of the end for Jews in Germany. The original production made a star of Joel Grey, who co-starred in the motion picture with Liza Minnelli. If you've seen only the movie and not the stage play, I assure you that the stage play is much better. The movie emphasized Liza's considerable attractions but minimized the growing anti-Semitism.

It's a short run for the production at the CALDWELL, and space has been rented out to a guest company whose work I've not yet seen. But one of the features of this production is that Holocaust survivors during the matinee performances of October 16, 17 and 23 are being invited to participate in discussions with cast and audiences following the show. All they have to do to be placed on the complimentary (no charge) list is to send an email to publicist Gary Schweikhart at Prices are reduced for this presentation, and discounts are also available for Holocaust Survivor groups. For tickets and additional information telephone 877-245-7432 or 561-241-7432.

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