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October 22, 2010

ULM Division of Theatre and Dance to present Cabaret Nov. 4-6

The ULM Division of Theatre and Dance will present the globally showcased musical Cabaret at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 4-6, in ULM’s Brown Theatre.

The production is open to the public. General admission is $15. ULM Students, faculty and staff are allowed one free ticket with ULM identification.

Tickets will be available during school hours in the Visual and Performing Arts office, Biedenharn Hall, Room 105. They will also be available one hour before each performance in the Brown Theatre lobby.

Cabaret is most widely known for its 1972 film version featuring Liza Minnelli. The production includes tales of war, politics, love and heartbreak and features well known tunes such as "Cabaret” and “Don’t Tell Mama.”

The show’s director, Professor Kyle Zimmerman, provides the following synopsis: “Cabaret takes place around 1931, shortly before the Nazis took control of Germany. It is a story about a young American writer who falls in love with a burlesque dancer named Sally Bowles in Berlin. There's also a sub-plot about a Jewish fruit shop owner who falls in love with his landlady.”

Performers include Elizabeth Bennett, Caleb Wilkins, Justin Hawn, and newcomer Alyssa Flowers. In addition, College of Arts and Sciences Dean Jeffrey Cass will also appear in the role of The Emcee.

ULM faculty involved in production include Dr. Deborah Chandler as pit conductor, Dr. Mark Clark as the production’s vocal coach, Professor Robin Stephens as choreographer and VAPA’s Technical Director Wesley Smith, providing lighting and set design.

Cabaret’s music director is Julian Jones, a master’s degree graduate of ULM’s Division of Music. Marcy Hall, costumer for Strauss Theatre, is providing realistic and colorful costumes of the era for the production.

For more information or for group arrangements, call 318-342-1414.

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