SULLIVAN – "Cabaret," the second show of the 2008 summer season, will open at 2 and 8 p.m. today at the Little Theatre on the Square in Sullivan.
Based on John van Druten's play "I Am a Camera," based in turn on stories by Christopher Isherwood, with a book by Joe Masteroff, the musical is a tale of tarnished innocence in Berlin in the years just before World War II.
The musical originally opened on Broadway in 1966 and has since been revived several times. The movie version was released in 1972, starring Liza Minnelli as Sally Bowles.
At the Little Theatre, Julia Black will portray Bowles, a restless, reckless English girl trying to believe in her singing talent, and Joe Lehman will play Clifford Bradshaw, an aspiring American writer who finds himself drawn to Bowles.
Their romance is echoed by a middle-aged couple: Jewish shopkeeper Herr Schultz, played by Little Theatre veteran Michael Haws, and rooming-house keeper Fraulein Schneider, played by Little Theatre mainstay Glory Kissel.
Eddie Schnecker will be the cabaret's master of ceremonies. Rounding out the cast are LoriAnn Freda, Kyle Adams, Travis Taylor, Jesse Barfield, James Lee Glatz, Ben Martin, Joe Rosko, Blakely Slaybaugh, Ashley Rubin, Eleni Kanalos, Lizzie Klemperer, Jennifer Noble and Kelli Stryker.
"Cabaret" is directed by Jason Loete and choreographed by Amy McCleary. Musical direction is by Darren Server; scenic design, Noel Rennerfeldt; lighting, Mark Hueske; sound, David Scobbie; and production stage manager, Miki McCoy.
"Cabaret" will be presented through July 6. Tickets may be ordered by calling 728-7375. For schedule and pricing information, visit online www. thelittletheatre.org.