The Argenta Community Theatre is inaugurating producing its own productions with the Tony winning Cabaret. Unfortunately, if you don’t already have a ticket, you won’t be able to “come to the Cabaret” because this production has been sold out for over a week.
Cabaret, which won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 1967, is a musical adaptation of Christopher Isherwood’s “Berlin Stories” and John van Druten’s I Am a Camera. It features a book by Joe Masteroff and score by John Kander and Fred Ebb.
Producer Vince Insalaco and director Robert Hupp have assembled a cast and creative team to transform the Argenta Community Theatre into the Kit Kat Klub. The choreographers are Marisa Kirby and Christen Burke Pitts with Kurt Kennedy serving as musical director.
Kirby leads the cast as tragic heroine Sally Bowles. Cipher-like scribe Cliff Bradshaw is played by Michael Klucher. Brandon Higdem is the leering MC of the Kit Kat Klub. Also starring are Tricia Spione and Alan Rackley as a mismatched pair of older Germans struggling with their relationship in the midst of the onset of the Third Reich.
Others in the cast are David Weatherly, Jessica Smith, Carl Carter, Matt Morley, Kris Waltermire, Dylan Dugger, Sydney Ippolito, Emily Karnes, Bailey Lamb, RaeLeigh Narisi, Rachel Powell and Brittany “Sparkles” Rorie.
Insalaco hopes to produce a musical and a play at the Argenta Community Theatre each year.