The Ottumwa Courier

March 22, 2013

Way Off Broadway to present 'Cabaret'


Ottumwa Courier

FAIRFIELD — Way Off Broadway, the residential company at the Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts, has announced its Iowa premiere production of the newest version of “Cabaret” which won the Tony for Best Revival.

Cabaret will open at the Sondheim Center at 7:30 p.m. March 29 with other shows at:

• 7:30 p.m. March 30

• 7:30 p.m. April 4

• 7:30 p.m. April 5

• 7:30 p.m. April 6

• 2 p.m. April 7

“Cabaret” is a musical based on a book written by Christopher Isherwood, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. The 1966 Broadway production became a hit and spawned a 1972 film as well as numerous subsequent productions including a major “re-think” revival in 1998, which WOB will present.

Nationally-known pop music singer Lyric Benson will make her WOB debut as Sally Bowles and Jonathan Christopher will return after performing in WOB’s successful tour of “Plaid Tidings’ this past fall. Other WOB favorites include Robert Kemp as Cliff, Margaret Clair as Frau Schneider, Brendan Thomas as Herr Schultz, George Kelley as Ernst, Natalie Saunders as Frau Kost, The Kit Kat Girls are played by Madeline Sloat, Noel Wotherspoon, Pricilla Marlar, Rebecca Frasier, Sara Hawthorne, and Nina Benjamin; Shawn David Walker and Brian Graziani as German sailors, Mitchel Price plays Max and Gareth West is the Nazi youth.

Tickets can be reserved by calling the box office from 12-6 p.m. Monday through Friday at 641-472-ARTS or going to FairfieldACC.com.