Wilkes University Theatre Presents Cabaret, Feb. 21- 24
Wilkes-Barre, PA (02/04/2019) — Wilkes University Theatre presents the Tony awarding-winning musical, Cabaret. The performances will take place on Feb. 21, 22, and 23 at 8 p.m. with matinee performances on Feb. 23 and 24 at 2 p.m. The production is at Wilkes' Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts, 239 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre.
This 1998 revival version of Cabaret takes audiences deep into the seedy nightlife of the Kit Kat Klub on the eve of Hitler's rise to power in Weimar, Germany. Based on Christopher Isherwood's "Berlin Stories," Cabaret follows the interlocking stories of Sally Bowles, a beguiling, self-destructive cabaret singer, Cliff Bradshaw, a young American journalist, and the citizens of Berlin as they are caught up in the swirling maelstrom of a changing society.
This production is based on the book by Joe Masteroff with music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. The student cast includes: Justin Gaskill as Emcee, Michaela Catapano as Sally Bowles, Kris Tjornhom as Clifford Bradshaw, Maddison Black as Fraulein Schneider and Alex Booth as Herr Schultz.
General admission is $10, $5 for students and seniors and free for all Wilkes students, faculty and staff with ID. Parking is available at the Henry Student Center along with handicapped accessible options. For more information, please call the box office at 570-408-4540.
Photo: From left, Michaela Catapano as Sally Bowles, Justin Gaskill as Emcee and Maddison Black as Fraulein Schneider.
About Wilkes University:
Wilkes University is a private, independent, non-sectarian institution of higher education dedicated to academic and intellectual excellence through mentoring in the liberal arts, sciences and professional programs. Founded in 1933, the university is on a mission to create one of the nation's finest small universities, offering all of the programs, activities and opportunities of a large university in the intimate, caring and mentoring environment of a small college, open to all who show promise. The Economist named Wilkes 25th in the nation for the value of its education for graduates. In addition to 47 majors, Wilkes offers 25 master's degree programs and five doctoral/terminal degree programs, including the doctor of philosophy in nursing, doctor of nursing practice, doctor of education, doctor of pharmacy, and master of fine arts in creative writing. Learn more at www.wilkes.edu.