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Obsidian Theater
News Release
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Willkommen to the Kit Kat Club

Houston -  Winner of four Tony Awards, three Drama Desk Awards and three Outer Circle Critic Awards, the 1998 revival of Cabaret is the first musical of the Obsidian Theater's 2018 season. Come forget all of your troubles at the Kit Kat Club, April 12 - May 5, 2018.

Join us in 1920's Berlin at the Kit Kat Club where you will forget all your troubles. With the Emcee's bawdy songs as wry commentary, CABARET explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlin's natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. Memorable numbers from this dark musical include; "Willkommen," "Cabaret," "Don't Tell Mama" and "Two Ladies."

Director, Paul Hope is excited to be directing the most recent version of Cabaret. "I am particularly excited to be directing Cabaret as it is such a seminal work in the history of the musical. An early "concept" musical, it explored non linear storytelling and dealt with the darkest subject matter known to musicals until that time. Subsequent versions have continued to refine the show, removing gratuitous musical comedy sequences designed to keep an audience comfortable in 1966. It is exciting to present the first local production of the most recent version that premiered at the Donmar Warehouse in London in the 90's and later at Studio 54 in New York."

The talented cast brining 1920's Berlin to life are; Nathan Wilson (Emcee), Whitney Zangarine (Sally Bowles), Cole Ryden (Clifford Bradshaw), Seth Cunningham (Ernst Ludwig), Stephanie Rascoe Myers (Fraulein Schneider), Steve Garfinkle (Herr Schultz), Jenny Lamb (Fraulein Kost), Lexie Jackson (Kit Kat Girl), Mackenzie Mellen (Kit Kat Girl), Amanda Marie Parker (Kit Kat Girl), Elizabeth Tinder (Kit Kat Girl), Brian Chambers (Max), Andrew Russell (Victor), Jayden Key (Bobby) and Taelon Stonecipher (Rudy).

Cabaret will be directed by Paul Hope and stage managed by Nicholas Garelick. The rest of the production team includes; Krissy Richmond (Choreographer), Heather Tipsword (Musical Director), Chloe Westfall (Set Designer), Pat Padilla (Costume Designer) and Tom Stell (Executive Producer.)

Performances of Cabaret are April 12 - May 5, 2018, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 pm. Industry Night will be on Monday, April 30 at 8 pm with discounted tickets available for those who work in the industry. A special matinee performance will be held on Sunday, April 22 at 3 pm. The box office opens an hour before curtain with seating beginning 30 minutes before show time. Tickets will be on sale after the first of the year and may be purchased online at www.obsidiantheater.org or by calling 832-889-7837. For more information please email us at info@obsidiantheater.org.

Performance Location:

Obsidian Theater

3522 White Oak Drive

Houston, TX 77007

Performances:

Thur., April 12 at 8 pm

Fri., April 13 at 8 pm

Sat., April 14 at 8 pm

Thu., April 19 at 8 pm

Fri., April 20 at 8 pm

Sat., April 21 at 8 pm

Sun., April 22 at 3 pm

Thur., April 26 at 8 pm

Fri., April 27 at 8 pm

Sat., April 28 at 8 pm

Mon., April 30 at 8 pm (Industry Night)

Thur., May 3 at 8 pm

Fri., May 4 at 8 pm

Sat., May 5 at 8 pm

 

Prices:

Adults: $40

Seniors (60+): $35

Students (Under 18 or with Valid School Id): $30

About Obsidian Theater

Obsidian Theater (formerly Obsidian Art Space) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in March 2010. Since its inception, Obsidian has provided an affordable space for visual and performing artists' creative works. Obsidian seeks to provide an environment in which artists' creativity and imaginations may thrive.  In 2016, award-winning Obsidian Theater, known for producing bold, diverse plays, merged with SRO Productions, an award-winning producer of fearless musicals. Named the Best New Arts Venue of 2011 by the Houston Press, Obsidian Theater will continue to serve Houston artists and the historic Heights community with our intimate and versatile black box space.




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