A government bent on silencing the media and cleansing its citizenry; lies and corruption dominate the headlines; nationalism slowly infects us and our neighbors start to disappear.
Outside... life is disappointing. But in the Kit Kat Klub... life is BEAUTIFUL!!
Come witness an event unlike any other in Portland as Fuse Theatre Ensemble and The OUTwright Theatre Festival present a site-specific rendering of queer icons John Kander and Fred Ebb’s most iconic musical, Cabaret. Step back in time to investigate the present as last century’s headlines become today’s tweets and we are reminded once again how society can creep slowly towards fascism without even realizing it.
Gwendolyn Duffy stars as the iconic Sally Bowles, Ernie Lijoi as the Emcee, and Alec Lugo as Cliff Bradshaw under the musical direction of Matt Insley and the direction of Rusty Tennant.
There is no use permitting the Prophet of Doom to wipe every smile away. Life is a Cabaret, old chum. Come to the Cabaret!!
Also be sure to check out our readings at workshops. More info coming at www.fusetheatreensemble.com
Content warning: Mature audience only. Nazi imagery. Nudity. Implied alcohol and drug use.
Book by Joe Masteroff
Based on the play by John Van Druten and Stories by Christopher Isherwood
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Directed and Designed by Rusty Tennant
Choreographed by Kate Mura
Musical Direction by Matt Insley
Costume Design by Jessica Bobillot
Stage Managed by Jenn Lindell
Sally - Gwendolyn Duffy
Emcee – Ernie Lijoi
Cliff – Alec Lugo
Fraulein Schneider – Dmae Roberts
Herr Schultz – Glenn Williams
Ernst – Michael J. Teufel
Fraulein Kost – Sara Fay Goldman Ensemble - Christopher Beatty,
Kate Faye Cummings,