MIAMI—New World School of the Art’s college theater students brings life to the seedy Kit Kat Klub as they present the popular musical CABARET. Written by Christopher Isherwood with music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, the NWSA adaptation will be directed by Dean of Theater Patrice Bailey with musical direction by Jeff Hess. The 26-member cast comprised of college sophomores, juniors, and seniors will be accompanied by the NWSA symphony ensemble’s live music.
Cabaret opens at 7:30 PM on Friday, February 8, at the Louise O. Gerrits Theater – located at 25 NE 2nd Street, 8th Floor, downtown Miami. Additional performances will be offered on February 9, 15 and 16 at 7:30 and on Sunday, February 10 and 17 at 2:00 PM. General admission is $15, students and seniors is $5. Tickets can be purchased online at nwsa.mdc.edu .
Based on John Van Druten’s 1951 play I Am a Camera, Cabaret is set in 1931 Germany as the Nazis are rising to power. The plot centers on nightlife at the seedy Kit Kat Klub and revolves around Sally Bowles, [played by BFA 2013 Malia’Kekia Nicolini] a 19-year-old British cabaret performer and her relationship with the young American writer Cliff Bradshaw. A just as intriguing sub-plot develops as a doomed romance between German boarding house owner Fräulein Schneider and her elderly suitor Herr Schultz, a Jewis fruit vendor flourishes. Overseeing the action is theMaster of Ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub which serves as a constant metaphor for the tenuous and threatening state of late Weimar Germany throughout the show.
About the NWSA Theater program:
Theater and music theater students at NWSA hone their craft through acting technique, movement and speech classes, focusing on fundamentals of physical and emotional preparation. With performance at itscore, training is based on the classical texts and the principles of drama as well as practical incursions into the contemporary and experimental edges of theater. Consequently, alumni are found performing onstage nationally and internationally and their talent and vision are recognized and highly regarded in the industry.
New World School of the Arts was created by the Florida Legislature as a center of excellence in the performing and visual arts, and it is an educational partnership of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Miami Dade College and the University of Florida.
For information about New World School of the Arts please call 305-237-3135.