Cabaret brings pizazz to Anchorage this week
Cabaret, the Tony Award-winning musical about following your heart while the world loses its way, is here in Anchorage this week, presented by the Anchorage Concert Association.
Cabaret made its Broadway debut 50 years years ago and is still putting on a show today.
Cabaret takes place from 1929 through 1930, a time when Berlin, in the midst of a post-World War I economic depression, is transitioning from a center of underground, avant-garde cultural epicenter to the beginnings of Hitler’s totalitarian regime and the rise of the Nazi Party.
Into this world enters Clifford Bradshaw, a struggling American writer looking for inspiration for his next novel. On his first night in Berlin, Cliff wanders into the Kit Kat Klub, a seedy nightclub overseen by the strange, omniscient and gender-bending Master of Ceremonies, the Emcee. This is a special role for the Anchorage show because Joey McIntyre from New Kids On The Block is starring as the Emcee.
Cabaret has had a long history of attracting choice talent. Liza Minelli won an Academy Award for her role as Sally Bowles in the film version, and more recently, Michelle Williams, Emma Stone, and Sienna Miller have also taken their turns as the cabaret singer.
You can still buy tickets for this week's show. The show is 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, April 24 through 26, and Sunday, April 29.
For Friday through Saturday, April 27 and 28, the late show starts at 8 p.m., but there are early shows at 2 p.m. All the shows are located at the Atwood Concert Hall.