The Tony Award winning musical “Cabaret”
opens Aug. 4 in the Osterman Theatre at Clackamas Community College. Tickets
are still available for the Clackamas Repertory Theatre production, which
continues Thursdays through Sundays, through Aug. 26.
“Cabaret” is based on the play “I Am a
Camera” by John Van Druten, which had a successful 1951 run on Broadway. The
play, in turn, was based on Christopher Isherwood’s “Berlin Stories,” an
account of his time in Berlin which depicts the creeping horror of the Nazi
world view and its coming to acceptance and power. At the time, 1929, Berlin
was reputed to be the most decadent city in Europe, and its cabarets were noted
for political satire and gallows humor, all of which is vividly portrayed in
the popular musical.
CRT’s “Cabaret” features standouts from last
season’s hit production of “Oklahoma!” including James Sharinghousen as the
heartless Emcee, Brianna Rouse as Sally Bowles, and Michael Mitchell, who was
recently honored as the “Best Emerging Artist” at the 2012 Portland Area
Musical Theatre Awards for his work in “Oklahoma!” Portland favorite Sharonlee
McLean makes her CRT debut as Fräulein Schneider.
CRT continues its season in late September
with a new comedy “End Days.”
CRT performances take place Thursdays through
Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. All
performances are in the Osterman Theatre at Clackamas Community College. Season
tickets and single tickets may be purchased at www.clackamasrep.org or by calling
For more information, contact CRT managing
director Cyndy Smith-English at 503-594-3915.