Cabaret on the Cover of Inside Out Nashville
Jenny Littleton Stars as Sally Bowles in Nashville Rep's Cabaret
By Pat Patrick
Nashville, TN— Nashville Repertory Theatre will present the multiple Tony Award-winning musical Cabaret with book and lyrics by Joe Masteroff and Fred Ebb and music by John Kander. Cabaret runs February 16 – March 16 at TPAC’s Johnson Theater (with preview performances February 14 - 15).
Willkommen to the Kit Kat Club. Take your seat at a bar table, order a little something from your fetching cocktail waitress, and immerse yourself in the musical theatre event of a lifetime. You’re not just at the show… you’re in the show as Nashville Rep transforms Johnson Theater into 1930s Berlin. Inside the cabaret, Sally Bowles and the beguiling Emcee live in a seedy, sexy world of delicious decadence, while outside, the gathering storm of Nazi oppression grows. Filled with hit Broadway songs and a story that still speaks profoundly to us today, Cabaret is a knock-out, once-in-a-lifetime theatrical experience.
Nashville Rep Producing Artistic Director René D. Copeland says, “Dark, gritty, sexy, funny, heart-breaking…and wonderful music. What more can I say? Cabaret has been on my ‘dying-to-do’ list for some time now. It’s one of those musicals that brings so much more to the table than you expect. The story is rooted in a time and place rife with violence and uncertainty, a crumbling era when things were falling apart and danger was lurking in unexpected places. The impact of that time and place echoes in the music—the musical numbers are funny and entertaining, but there are undercurrents that give depth and unexpected impact. I love that—when something is more than it seems on the surface. As has become a benchmark for Nashville Rep, we can’t wait to transform Johnson Theater in a way that will put our own special stamp on this multi-Tony-winning classic.“
Nashville favorite Jenny Littleton returns to Nashville Rep’s stage in the iconic role of Sally Bowles. Littleton says, “I am really happy to be working with Nashville Rep again. Cabaret will force me to step outside of my ‘Doyle and Debbie’ comfort zone for a bit and challenge me to slip into another skin and another era altogether. I am especially looking forward to working with such a talented cast… and seeing many of them dance around in their underwear.”
In addition to Littleton, the production stars David Compton as the Emcee. Other cast members include Elizabeth Bailey, Mike Baum, Vanessa Callahan, Ruth Cordell, Rosemary Fossee, Stephen Jones, Caleb Marshall, Kristi Mason, Jeremy Maxwell, Marin Miller, Mia Rose, B. J. Rowell, Patrick Waller, Derek Whittaker, and Martha Wilkinson.
Tickets are available for Cabaret at the TPAC box office, by calling 615-782-4040, or by visiting nashvillerep.org.
Since 1985, Nashville Repertory Theatre has been a critically acclaimed regional theatre, creating the highest quality professional productions and by serving as a prime cultural, educational, and economic resource within the Nashville and Middle Tennessee communities. Nashville Rep produces work that is designed, built, and rehearsed in Nashville by highly skilled actors, designers, directors, and technicians. A non-profit organization, Nashville Rep is committed to consistently delivering thought-provoking theatre each year. For more information on the Nashville Repertory Theatre, please visit nashvillerep.org.
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