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Piedmont College Theatre presents Cabaret

Sep 11th, 2019

Cabaret lovers Cliff Bradshaw and Sally Bowles played by Will Akins and Hope Wells

Piedmont College Theatre opens its 2019-2020 season with the Tony award-winning musical CabaretThe musical explores the dark and tumultuous life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Germany yields to the emerging Third Reich as the 1920’s draw to a close.

The play opens with the Master of Ceremonies welcoming the audience and assuring us that we will forget all our troubles at the Cabaret, a notorious Berlin nightclub. 

Cabaret's Master of Ceremonies played by Jordan Hicks.

Cliff, a young American writer newly arrived in Berlin, arrives to the club and is immediately taken by English singer Sally Bowles. Meanwhile, Fräulein Schneider, proprietor of a boarding house, begins a romance with Herr Schultz, who happens to be Jewish. Cabaret is a powerful telling of a world in turmoil and the humanity caught in the midst of it. Cabaret is for mature audiences only.

The play is directed by William Gabelhausen, associate professor of theatre and chair of the Piedmont Department of Theatre.

 Performances are 7:30 p.m., October 3-5 and 2 p.m., Oct. 6 at Swanson Center Mainstage Theater. Adult tickets are $10, senior and student tickets are $5, and Piedmont College faculty, staff, and students are free. Tickets may be ordered online at www.piedmont.edu/theatre-schedule or by calling the box office at 706-778-8500 x1355.