Tag: Cabaret

Two Of Us Productions Presents ‘Cabaret’, Nov 19 – 21

 

The Two Of Us Productions presents ‘Cabaret’ with three performances this weekend – November 19, 20, and 21. 

At its heart CABARET is a dramatic commentary told through three parallel story lines: the younger couple who are denying reality, the “toast of Mayfair” Fraulein Sally Bowles and the aspiring novelist Cliff Bradshaw from America; a dramatic & gently romantic sub-plot of love denied in the endearing older couple Fraulein Schneider & Herr Schultz; and the social commentary of the Master Of Ceremonies that was played by Joel Grey in the original production & by Alan Cummings in this 1998 version.  The Kit Kat Klub performers that this show is so well known for work with the Master of Ceremonies in commenting on the dark cloud of National Socialism that is engulfing 1930’s Germany & how the gathering storm is impacting the principle characters.  

CABARET features Constance Lopez as the Master of Ceremonies, Betsy Rees as Sally Bowles, Stephen Foust as Cliff Bradshaw, Benita Zahn as Fraulein Schneider, Fred Sirois as Herr Schultz, Brian Yorck as Ernst Ludwig, Andrew Stein as Klub owner Max, and Candace Wood as the always hospitable Fraulein Kost.  CABARET also features a dynamite group of singers & dancers on-stage at The Kit Kat Klub, including Karissa Payson as Helga, Cathy Hunt Wheelock as Frenchie, Debra Tice Hughes as Texas, Lauren Wicks as Rosie, Emily Fuller as Lulu, Fran Martino as Bobby, Matt Leinung as Hans, and Black Schober as Victor.  The Kit Kat Klub orchestra will be on-stage live & in-person, so Sally Bowles really means it when she says “come hear the band!”

In light of the current COVID situation in Columbia County, and in concert with other live venues in this area, in order to attend a performance, audience members are required to: 

  • Show proof-of-vaccination at the door 

  • Wear a mask at all times while within the theater building

DATE/TIME: Friday, November 19 / Saturday, November 20 Sunday, November 21, 2021
Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 pm and Sunday matinee is at 3 pm

LOCATION: The Copake Grange
628 Empire Road
Copake, NY

TICKETS: $20 (adults), $15 (students & seniors), $12 (groups & families) 
purchase online, in-person, or by calling (518) 758-1648

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Ghent Playhouse: Cabaret

It’s been a cold and snowy March, but The Ghent Playhouse is about to heat things up with Cabaret!

Set amid the backdrop of 1930’s Germany as it begins to slide toward the Nazis, an American writer living in Berlin, meets an eccentric dancer at a decadent and vulgar cabaret called The Kit Kat Club, who changes his life forever.  Tony Award-winner for Best Play in 1967 and again in 1998 for its revival.

Book by Christopher Isherwood
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Directed by Matthew Teichner

DATES/TIMES:
March 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, and April 1
Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8pm. Sunday matinees at 2pm.

TICKETS:

General $22.00
Members of The Ghent Playhouse $17.00
Student $10.00

Click Here to purchase tickets online or, visit GhentPlayhouse.org.

LOCATION:
The Ghent Playhouse
6 Town Hall Place
Ghent, NY 12075

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Bipolar Express @ The Hudson Lodge, December 29

screen-shot-2016-12-19-at-5-01-35-pmJustin Vivian Bond and the Bipolar Band (Matt Ray, Claudia Chopek and NathAnn Carrera) are bringing their holiday-themed, cabaret-style show to the Hudson Lodge, in Hudson, on Thursday.

The Daily Beast described the show as, “A tale of two halves, the show begins as a sly and rollicking celebration of dysfunction and coping skills, and wraps up as a cleverly heartwarming Christmas pageant of sorts. Through it all, Bond’s engaging personality and quirky-yet-dignified stage presence infuse an eclectic set list of covers, holiday standards and original compositions with signature charm.”

DETAILS/LOCATION:
Thursday, December 29, 2016
Doors open at 8:00pm. Performance at 9:00pm, followed by Darkest Daze Dance Party hosted by Sammy Jo.

Tickets are $40 a piece. Click here to purchase.

The Hudson Lodge
601 Union Street, Hudson, NY

 

 

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Hedda Lettuce in Lettuce Rejoice! Club Helsinki, December 18

161218_fbLooking for something a little different than the typical holiday-themed performance? Hedda Lettuce returns to Hudson, and Club Helsinki, with her holiday tradition, Lettuce Rejoice!

This evening with Hedda Lettuce and pianist Paul Leschen, is a cabaret show, and will include Hedda hits, “Here Comes Tranny Clause,” about a mean tyrant that ruins Xmas; the classic song, “Sleigh Ride,” turned into a gay man’s quest for sex on Grinder; and “Do You Hear What I Hear” rendered as “Do You Think That He’s Queer,” about a fag hag desperately seeking a sexual relationship with a gay man.

Here’s some info about Hedda from HelsinkiHudson.com, “Hedda Lettuce aka Steven Polito is a six-time Drag Queen of the Year award-winner from HX Magazine. She has appeared with the likes of Tyra Banks, Madonna, and Sarah Jessica Parker on such TV shows as “Project Runway,” “Sex and the City,” the “Tyra Banks Show” and “Ugly Betty,” and has appeared at such top city venues as Caroline’s on Broadway and the Metropolitan Room.”

DETAILS:
Sunday, December 18 at 7pm
Doors open at 6pm

Helsinki Hudson
405 Columbia Street
Hudson, NY 12534

Tickets are $20 a piece. Click here to purchase.

Sponsored by GayHudson.com and Trixie’s Bed, Bath, and Biscotti

For more info, visit HelsinkiHudson.com by clicking here.

 

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