Submitted to Patch by Alisa Greene MacAvoy.
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Sequoia High School this week is proud to present a production of Cabaret, which began as a Broadway musical and since then has been adapted multiple times to create a Tony Award-winning masterpiece that has endured for more than 40 years.
Sequoia's Carrington Hall will come alive with this musical, set in 1929 Germany during the Nazi era when the Kit Kat Klub was a cross-section of Berlin night-life - thronged with the flotsam and jetsam of a doomed city.
The story unfolds with Germans and visitors living together during a changing world full of intrigue, romance, entertainment, and political unrest. With a cast of 25 student actors, famous songs and period dancing, this production is sure to “wow” the audience.
"I think audiences will enjoy Cabaret because, although they may recall songs from the show, few are familiar with the [original] story and the message it portrays," said the show's director, music and drama teacher Daniel Broome. "We have an extremely talented group of students in the cast and crew that I'm sure will impress audiences."
The original Broadway production of Cabaret - which is the version Sequoia is producing - was directed by Harold Prince and choreographed by Ron Field. It opened on Nov. 20, 1966 and ran for 1,165 performances over three years, and won multiple Tony Awards.
"Audiences should prepare themselves to be emotionally drawn into this performance of Cabaret as we take a trip to 1929 Berlin," said Redwood City School District Trustee Alisa Greene MacAvoy.
WHEN: This Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16 and 17 at 7 p.m., and this Sunday, Nov. 18 at 3 p.m.
WHERE: Carrington Hall, Sequoia High School, 1201 Brewster Ave., Redwood City
COST: Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.showtix4u.com or at the hall one hour before showtime.