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Carthage Theatre presents:

CABARET Book by Joe Masteroff Based on the play by John Van Druten and the stories of Christopher Isherwood Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb The place: Berlin, Germany The time: 1929-1930, before the start of the Third Reich PROGR A M Act One Scene 1 Kit Kat Klub Scene 2 Compartment of a European railway car Scene 3 Cliff’s Room Scene 4 Kit Kat Klub Scene 5 Cliff’s Room Scene 6 Kit Kat Klub Scene 7 Fraulein Schneider’s Living Rm Scene 8 Kit Kat Klub Scene 9 Cliff’s Room Scene 10 Kit Kat Klub Scene 11 Fraulein Schneider’s Living Rm Scene 12 Herr Schultz’s Fruit Shop

Act Two Scene 1 Scene 2 Scene 3 Scene 4 Scene 5 Scene 6 Scene 7

Kit Kat Klub Herr Schultz’s Fruit Shop Kit Kat Klub Cliff’s Room Kit Kat Klub Cliff’s Room Compartment of a European railway car/Kit Kat Klub

MUSICAL NUMBERS Act One Wilkommen.................................................................Emcee, Klub girls and Boys, Ensemble So What?........................................................................................................... Fraulein Schneider Telephone Song........................................................................................................Klub Waitress Don’t Tell Mama..................................................................................................... Sally, Klub girls Perfectly Marvelous.................................................................................................Sally and Cliff Two Ladies.......................................................................................................Emcee, Bobby, Lulu It Couldn’t Please Me More...................................... Fraulein Schneider and Herr Schultz Tomorrow Belongs to Me..............................................................................Emcee, Ensemble Don’t Go..........................................................................................................................................Cliff The Money Song and Sitting Pretty................... Emcee, Klub Boys and Girls, Ensemble Married............................................................................ Fraulein Schneider and Herr Schultz Tomorrow Belongs to Me (Reprise)...................................Fraulein Kost, Ernst, Ensemble Act Two Entr’acte...................................................................................................................... Full Company Married reprise............................................................................................................ Herr Schultz If You Could See Her............................................................................................................. Emcee What Would You Do?.................................................................................... Fraulein Schneider I Don’t Care Much.................................................................................................................. Emcee Cabaret.......................................................................................................................................... Sally Finale ........................................................................................................................... Full Company Carthage College 1


CAST Emcee ................................................................................................................................Dan Ermel Sally Bowles........................................................................................................Maureen Toomey Clifford Bradshaw..................................................................................................... Alex Campea Herr Schultz............................................................................................................. Thomas Novak Fraulein Schneider.................................................................................................Brigette Estola Ernst Ludwig..............................................................................................................Dave Duncan Fraulein Kost............................................................................................................Kristyn Taggart Rosie..........................................................................................................................Kaylee Annable LuLu....................................................................................................................Denise Wargowsky Frenchie........................................................................................................................Shannon Fox Texas......................................................................................................................Morgan Gonzales Fritzie..............................................................................................................................Brea Beelow Helga............................................................................................................................... Tess Weaber Bobby......................................................................................................................... Vincent Noble Victor............................................................................................................................Preston Smith Max/Conductor.....................................................................................................Mitch Weindorf Maitre D’....................................................................................................................Sheridan Davis Ensemble.................................................................................................... Liz Hood, Katie Zutter, Miranda Bishop, Dan Brennan, Neil Geistlinger, Robert Petts PRODUCTION TEA M Director...................................................................................................................Herschel Kruger Music Director/Conductor.......................................................................................Amy Haines Choreographer..........................................................................................................Emily Winkler Stage Manager......................................................................................................... Mikaley Osley Scenic Design...................................................................................... Maureen Chavez-Kruger Costume Design........................................................................................................ Kim Instenes Technical Director/Lighting Design........................................................ Martin McClendon Assistant Technical Director........................................................................ William Newcomb Assistant Director.....................................................................................................Mark Bracken Prop Master..............................................................................................................Elodie Senetra Master Carpenter..................................................................................................Mitch Weindorf Stage Crew..........................................................................................Derek Nelson, Ashley Hall Sound Board Operator...............................................................Kaylie Cacciotti, Zach Rivers Assistant Stage Managers................................. Elizabeth Coats, Danielle Lemmermann Costume Crew Head................................................................................................Jessa Bender Costume Crew.......................................................................Rebecca Ryan, Courtney Matula Make-up........................................................Sarah Sellars, Colleen Geddes, Julia Bjorklund Hair...................................................................................................................................Jane Burkitt Light Board Operator..................................................................................................Carly Gusto Spot Light................................................................................................................Matt Schaeflein House Manager.....................................................................................................Skylar Reinhard Box Office Manager........................................................................................Danielle Papineau

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ORCHESTR A Jane Mac Alla-Livingston................................................ keyboard, rehearsal accompanist Brian Schoettler......................................................................synthesizer, sax, and accordion Nathan Larsen....................................................................................................clarinet, tenor sax Samantha Whalen.................................................................................... flute, clarinet, alto sax Austin Pancner................................................................................................................ trombone Taylor Weinstock......................................................................................................... euphonium. Gregory Schroeder.................................................................................... trumpet, flugel horn Matthew Maccari........................................................................................trumpet, synthesizer Michael Becker...............................................................................................................percussion Tyler Zumbrock..............................................................................................................percussion Dave Bedell..........................................................................................................................drum set T H E AT R E FAC U LT Y Maria Carig.........................................................Associate Professor of English and Theatre Laura Gordon..............................................................................Adjunct Instructor of Theatre Annie Hackett............................................................................... Adjunct Instructor of Dance Laura Jacqmin............................................................................Adjunct Instructor of Theatre Herschel Kruger.................................Department Chair/Associate Professor of Theatre John Maclay................................................................................Assistant Professor of Theatre Martin McClendon............................ Technical Director/ Assistant Professor of Theatre Faith Mitchell ............................................................................... Adjunct Instructor of Dance William Newcomb........................................................................Assistant Technical Director Stacy Pottinger............................................................Assistant Professor of Theatre-Dance Brian Gill........................................................................................Adjunct Instructor of Theatre Neil Scharnick............................................................................Assistant Professor of Theatre SPECIAL THANKS Carol Wallace, Greg Berg, Corinne Ness, Ali Hull, Lorian Stein-Schwaber, Sarah Gorke, Klaus Georg, James Ripley, Steve Carmichael, Peter Dennee, Rom Maczka, and Jim Guy BIOGR APHIES Dan Ermel (Emcee) is a graduating senior with a major in music theatre. He is both ecstatic and saddened to be in his final Carthage College production. Past roles here include Cain (CHILDREN OF EDEN), Jimmy (THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE), George (SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE), and Don Carney (BILOXI BLUES). After the best four years of his life, he’d like to acknowledge and thank every faculty member of the theatre and music departments, as well as his friends and family for all the help and support throughout the years. So welcome stranger, happy to see you, stay. Maureen Toomey Maureen feels so lucky to be able to be a part of CABARET for her last performance

at Carthage. She is currently a senior graduating in May with a double major in Music Theatre and Theatre. Throughout the past four years at Carthage you may have seen her in roles such as Millie (THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE), Maureen Toody (THE RAIL SPLITTER), Hermia (DEAD MAN’S CELL PHONE), and the Music Theatre Workshop Productions of LITTLE WOMEN (Jo) and THE LAST FIVE YEARS (Cathy). Maureen would like to thank Herschel, Amy, and Corinne for giving her this opportunity and helping her grow. Most importantly she’d like thank her family for their constant love and support. Never forget, sing to the heavens so the angles can her. Carthage College 3


B I O G R A P H I E S ( c o n t .) Alex Campea (Clifford Bradshaw) is thrilled to return to the main stage in CABARET. Alex is a sophomore at Carthage pursuing majors in Music Theater and Theater Performance. This is Alex’s seventh production in his two years but only his second main stage performance. Other credits at Carthage include: Hunter in [TITLE OF SHOW], d Franz/Dennis in SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE., and Professor Bhaer in the Music Theatre Workshop Production of LITTLE WOMEN. Alex would like to thank his amazingly supportive family, Shannon Fox, Herschel Kruger for another opportunity, the rest of the Theater and Music programs, and Maureen Toomey for putting up with me again! Thomas Novak (Herr Shultz) This is Thomas’ final production at Carthage. Thomas will graduate this spring with with a double major in Theatre Performance, Direction, and a minor in Dance. Some of his favorite productions he has work on include BILOXI BLUES, W;T, DOUBT(Father Flynn), ROOM SERVICE(Greg Wagner), THE SERPENTS (Ensemble), POSTMORTEM (Leo). Thomas would love to thank the theatre faculty for the multiple opportunities they have given him over his college career. Thomas would like to dedicate this show to his biggest fans his grandparents, and family who he loves for their support of everything he does. Brigette Estola (Frau Schneider) Brigette is thrilled to be wrapping up her college career with CABARET! Brigette is a senior Music Theatre, English and Theatre major originally from Ludington, Michigan. Favorite shows at Carthage include SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE (Dot/Marie), ROOM SERVICE (Binion), THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE (Mrs. Meers) and THE LAST MASS AT ST. CASIMIR’S(Annie). Brigette can not entirely express how grateful she is for the faculty at this school, the opportunites she has been given over the past four years, and her 4 Carthage College

friends and family who continue to support her as she leaves Carthage. LOVED IT, LOVE YOU. David Duncan (Ernst Ludwig) is a junior who is double majoring in Theatre and Music. He was last seen on the Carthage mainstage in last year’s production of SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE. He thanks God for every opportunity he’s been given and his family for being there to support him every step of the way Kristyn Taggart (Frau Kost) Kristyn is very excited to be finishing off her senior at Carthage with CABARET. It has been an incredible four year journey, through the rough days and the long nights it has all come to this culminating show. Very recently she was seen as Logainne in the Kenosha Rohde Theaters production of 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, CARTHAGE College’s ACTF nominated show One Day in the SEASON OF RAIN’10 and SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE ‘10. She is beyond grateful to the Carthage theater and music department for giving her the skills to become a well rounded performer. She thanks her family and friends for always being there at the end of the day and never letting her give up as well as her classmate for making these four years enriching and illuminating. Please lose yourself in the world of the CABARET. Kaylee Annable (Rosie) CABARET marks Kaylee’s third mainstage production as a sophomore Music Theatre major/Dance minor. Some of her credits at Carthage include: TITLE OF SHOW (Heidi), BILOXI BLUES (Daisy), and SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE (Louise). Kaylee is thrilled to have the opportunity to work on such a classic concept musical. She would like to thank the cast and crew for all their hard work, the designers and director for their fantastic ideas, her family, and Andrew for many reasons. She would also like to thank her friends (especially Annie and Dan) for


B I O G R A P H I E S ( c o n t .) all the tremendous support they have given her lately. To the seniors: you are all inspiring! I wish you the best in everything you do. Good Luck! Denise Wargowsky (Lulu) is a Senior Theatre Performance major. She is happy to once again be performing on the Wartburg stage. You may have seen Denise in such previous productions as BILOXI BLUES, ONE DAY IN THE SEASON OF RAIN, and POSTMORTEM. After graduation, Denise hopes to pursue her Master’s Degree in Library and Information Sciences. She would like to thank her parents, her sister, her boyfriend, her friends, and the rest of her family for all of their support throughout her career. She would also like to thank the entire theatre department for their hard work on this wonderful production. She wishes all her fellow seniors the best of luck in all of their future endeavors. Break-an-eyelash! Shannon Fox (Frenchie) Shannon is a sophomore double major in theater performance and communications. This is her first musical at Carthage, but back home she appeared as Mayzie in SEUSSICAL, the Angel Purity in ANYTHING GOES, and as a featured dancer in State Fair. Thanks to family, fellow cast, crew, faculty, my DELIGHTFUL roommate, Alex Campea and all the DU boys. ENJOY THE SHOW!! Morgan Gonzales (Texas) Morgan is a Musical Theatre major with a double minor in dance and German. She is very excited and honored to be in her first Carthage mainstage production! She was last seen as a Wickersham in the workshop production of SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL. High school credits include SOUTH PACIFIC (Bloody Mary) and BYE BYE BIRDIE (Rosie Alverez). Morgan would like to thank her wonderful, supportive parents and her amazingly awesome roommate. Without her late night support, I don’t know how I would have lived through these last two months! I love you family and friends and enjoy the show!!!

Brea Beelow (Fritzie) Brea is a sophomore with a double major in Musical Theatre and Theatre Performance. You may have seen her this year in THE RAIL SPLITTER and DEAD MAN’S CELL PHONE. Other roles at Carthage include SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, Lysistrata and the Music Theatre Workshop Production of I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE. She is very excited to be a part of CABARET. She wants to thank her Mom, Dad, Lukas, David, Herschel, and the entire cast and crew, especially the seniors. They have taught her so much, and she is very grateful. Enjoy the show! Tess Weaber (Helga) is a freshman and is very excited to be in her first production at Carthage College! Tess has done many community theatre productions in her hometown, Indianapolis Indiana. Some of her favorites include: ANYTHING GOES(Ensemble dancer), SWEET CHARITY(Ensemble dancer), CRAZY FOR YOU(Ensemble) and ONCE UPON A MATTRESS(Lady Beatrice). She would like to thank Herschel for casting her, Amy for being an amazing voice teacher, Emily for giving us fabulous choreography and my parents for coming to see the show!! Vincent Noble (Bobby) is fired up to have his Carthage Theatre program debut as Bobby in this year’s production, CABARET. All of the people involved have been so wonderful, Vincent truly feel like the prettiest girl in the world. In the past, Mr. Noble has been in shows such as CATS AND GUYS AND DOLLS. Special thanks go to my family, my ever-supportive biological family as well as the family of peers I have made here. Love to you all! Preston Smith (Victor) Preston is a musical theatre major and Spanish minor here at Carthage and is very excited to be in his second mainstage production!!! He has been seen as Horton The Elephant in the Music Theatre Workshop Production of SEUSCarthage College 5


B I O G R A P H I E S ( c o n t .) SICAL THE MUSICAL. and Mr. Lawrence in LITTLE WOMEN, along with the Mainstage Shows SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE (Man with Bicycle/ Museum Assistant.) S. Preston wishes to thank his amazing friends and family for their never ending love and support and the wonderful theatre department for supplying this amazing opportunity. Enjoy everyone!! Mitch Weindorf (Max, Conductor) is a sophomore Theater Performance major with a minor in German. Recent shows Mitch has been in include RUDOLPH THE P*SSED OFF REINDEER, ONE DAY IN THE SEASON OF RAIN, and LYSISTRATA to name a few. Mitch also had the opportunity to go to KCACTF this past January to perform. He would like to thank the faculty for all they have taught him so far in his college career and his family and friends for all their support Sheridan Davis (Maitre’de) Born into a musical family, Sheridan grew up with the ability to captivate audiences with her voice. The church and the stage became her love. In the fourth grade, starring as Cinderella in THE TALE OF THE BIG BAD WOLF, Sheridan found success in acting as well and became a triple threat. Starring in such plays as SISTERS OF THE GOSPEL, THE LIFE; THE LEGACY, DOUBT, and THE WIZ, just to name a few, she built confidence as an actress. Sheridan has written countless songs, performed countless monologues and comedy sketches. At Break Through Academy and Acting Studio Chicago, she studies the craft of acting. Going to high school at Providence- St. Mel, the Chicago native began to further build her character and stage presence. CABARET is her second show at Carthage College and she is very grateful to be a part of such a unique and beautiful cast! Liz Hood (Ensemble) is a senior majoring in Music Theater and is thrilled to have the opportunity to perform 6 Carthage College

in such an interesting and powerful show. Recent acting and singing credits include: POLLY, BEGGARS’ OPERA; MEG, LITTLE WOMEN; Sister Margaretta, SOUND OF MUSIC. She has participated in several dance shows, as well as given two solo recitals this year. She would like to thank the cast and crew for making this a great experience for her, and all her friends and family for all their love and support. She hopes that you enjoy tonight’s performance! Katie Zutter (Ensemble) is thrilled to be in her second mainstage musical. You have previously seen her as Freida in SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Now in her sophomore year, she was the music director of the Music Theatre Workshop Production of SEE WHAT I WANNA SEE. She would like to thank all her friends and family who traveled see and support her. Also, thank you Mike for coming and listening to me gush about this show that she is so excited about! Miranda Bishop (Ensemble) Miranda is a freshman Music Theatre major who is thrilled to be in her second CARTHAGE production. She was last seen as a Bird Girl in the Music Thearre Workshop Production of SEUSSICAL. Miranda would like to thank her friends and family for all of their support. She would also like to thank the music and theatre departments for all of the fantastic opportunities they’ve given her this year. Enjoy the show! Dan Brennan (Ensemble) - This is Dan’s first mainstage production here at Carthage. You may have also seen him at Carthage in [TITLE OF SHOW] (Jeff ) or in Naperville performing in RENT (Mark) and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Beast). Dan would like to thank his parents, his brothers, members of the CABARET and everyone involved for this amazing experience. Enjoy! Neil Geistlinger (Ensemble) is a Theater and Psychology double major


B I O G R A P H I E S ( c o n t .) and is very excited to be in his first main stage show at Carthage College. Past credits include Eugene in GREASE, Hannibal in THE CURIOUS SAVAGE, and Nicely Nicely Johnson in GUYS AND DOLLS. He would like to thank Herschel Kruger for being a very fun director and for giving him this amazing opportunity, his parents for giving him life and constant support, Tim for making it out here to see his brother’s first main stage college show, and Geena for always being there for him, near or far. Bob Petts (Ensemble)is a freshmen Music Theatre major this year and is happy to be a part of CABARET. Some of his favorite past roles are Zoser, from AIDA and Judas in GODSPELL. He hopes that CABARET is the first of many shows to come here at Carthage and would like to thank the cast and crew for making it such a wonderful experience. Herschel Kruger (Director) Herschel Kruger earned his M.F.A. in acting from the University of Illinois, and while there completed an Independent Study in Directing with Dr. Burnet Hobgood. Professor Kruger is also a graduate of the National Shakespeare Conservatory’s two-year Professional Actors Training program in New York City, and holds a B.A. in theatre communications from Cardinal Stritch University. He has worked as an actor and director in New York, Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin. In 2009, Professor Kruger directed the world premiere of HONEST at Carthage, which was then selected as a full participating production at the 2010 region III Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in Saginaw, Mich. Commendations were given in Curricular Development, Playwriting, and Acting by the KCACTF National Selection Committee. Professor Kruger’s 2008 production of INDEPENDENCE was selected to represent the state of Wisconsin at the 2009 region III Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival evening of scenes. Professor Kruger teaches the upper-level acting

and directing classes, a variety of other theatre classes, and directs two main stage productions each year. He has also led two separate J-Term trips to Greece and Germany to study theatre. Next year he is leading a trip to New York that will focus on Modern Theatre and Art along with his wife Maureen. Directing credits at Carthage include SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, LYSISTRATA, HONEST, MOON OVER BUFFALO, BLOOD BROTHERS, PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE, POSTMORTEM, INDEPENDENCE, and the entire “Over the Tavern” trilogy including OVER THE TAVERN, KING O’THE MOON, and LAST MASS AT ST. CASIMIR’S. Amy Haines (Music Director, Conductor, Vocal Coach) Teaches Voice, Vocal Pedagogy, MusicTheatre History, Heritage, Cultural Expressions of American Music Theatre with Mat Somlai (Anthropology), and Performing Arts of Ireland with Neil Scharnick (Theatre). Amy coordinates the Carthage Voice Lab, using VoceVista, a powerful software visualization program and a SonoVu, which writes to DVD student performance concurrently with voice analysis spectrography. A graduate of Carthage, with a MM from The San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Amy also completed extensive graduate study in teaching and vocal performance at Northwestern University. She has sung with the SFCM Orchestra, the San Francisco Opera Chorus, regional symphonies in Virginia and Wisconsin symphonies, in the NU Opera Program, and in recital with Carthage colleagues. Favorite solo repertoire includes arts songs of Edward Grieg, Maurice Ravel and Ned Rorem. Directing credits at Carthage include SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, CHILDREN OF EDEN, BLOOD BROTHERS, THE MIKADO, THE FANTASTICKS, FOOTLOOSE, 1776, BYE, BYE, BIRDIE, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, CARNIVAL, PIPPIN, and THE ROBBERBRIDEGROOM. “The art of making art….” Thank you, Kim. Carthage College 7


B I O G R A P H I E S ( c o n t .) Emily Winkler (Choreographer) Emily had worked as a dancer, choreography, and instructor for the past 16 years. She has a BA from the University of Illinois, Champaign. Her performance experience has varied from company with EMERGENCE DANCE THEATRE, to the regional musical theatre, theme park, industrial work, and as a dancer for top R&B artist Montell Jordan. Movie credits include Kevin Costner’s MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE. Emily’s choreography credits include Six Flags Great America, Stage Right Dinner Theatre, Lincoln Park Zoo, Lake Forest Children’s Theatre, Carthage College, and Drew Thomas Production in Orlando, FL. Emily had been a guest teacher for Dance Master’s of Wisconsin and Columbia College Chicago and an adjunct faculty member at Carthage College. Mikaley Osley (Stage Manager) is thrilled to have had the opportunity to work on this amazing production. Mikaley has been in shows such as THE WIZARD OF OZ, WINNIE THE POOH, FOOLS and, THE LION THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE. Earlier this year, Mikaley was the ASM for BILOXI BLUES and DOUBT as well as the SM for AWAY FROM THE MIRROR. She would like to thank Herschel for believing in her enough to take on this job and Bitzy and Dani for helping her throughout this journey.

She received her BA in Interior Design at Mount Mary College and her MFA in Scene Design at Boston University. Maureen is an Assistant professor of Art at Cardinal Stritch University where she has designed TARTUFFE for the theatre department. She also teaches on an adjunct appointment at Carthage and has co-taught two J-term trips. Martin McClendon (Technical Director/Lighting Designer) Martin is an assistant professor of theatre at Carthage. Before he began teaching he spent 10 years working as a professional actor, carpenter, and scene designer in Chicago and Los Angeles. He designed more than a dozen sets for Chicago’s Defiant Theatre, twice receiving Joseph Jefferson Citation nominations for his scenic work. As an actor he has appeared on the stages of Chicago’s Steppenwolf, Northlight, and Victory Gardens theatres among others. Martin has also worked in television, appearing in national and regional commercials, episodes of ER and Early Edition, and several pilots, as well as independent films. He would like to thank Jennifer, Arabella, and Horatio for their support.

Kim Instenes (Assistant Professor of Theatre/Costume Design Supervisor) Kim holds an MFA in Costume Design and Technology from Ohio University, and a BA in Theatre from UW-Whitewater. Kim joins us from UW-Parkside Maureen Chavez-Kruger (Scenic where she has been working as the Designer) Maureen’s regional design costume shop supervisor. She has also work includes; Milwaukee Repertory worked as a sabbatical replacement at Theatre’s production of THE MARVELUW-Parkside and Lawrence University. OUS WONDERETTES, ROUTE 66, and She has designed a number of producDON’T TOUCH THAT DIAL- PART II THE tions for the University of WisconsinSPIN-OFF. First Stage Milwaukee’s 10 Parkside and Lawrence University MINUTES TILL BEDTIME, A WOMAN including IMAGINARY INVALID, PRIDE CALLED TRUTH, and A WRINKLE IN TIME, AND PREJUDICE and the TROJAN WAR. and Next Act Theatre’s production of Kim continues to work as a freelance HAUPTMAN, and the Milwaukee Jewcostume and make-up designer workish Theatre designing productions of ing in the Milwaukee/Chicago area. ANNE FRANK AND ME, and the LOMAN Design credits include THE GIVER and FAMILY PICNIC. In the fall of 2009 MauPERSEUS BAYOU at First Stage, Milreen designed the set for the Carthage waukee Shakespeare, the Milwaukee Theatre production of LYSISTRATA. Repertory Theater, Utah Shakespearean 8 Carthage College


B I O G R A P H I E S ( c o n t .) Festival and the Racine Theatre Guild. Currently, costumer designer for the World premier of Gossamer, written by Lois Lowery at First Stage Milwaukee Lizz Zitron (Dramaturg) Lizz Zitron is Outreach Librarian at the Hedberg Library and thrilled to have been adopted by the Theatre Department. Lizz earned her Masters of Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Many thanks to Mikaley for being so on top of things and to Herschel for giving me this opportunity. Thanks to the cast for their dedication, hard work, and sincere curiosity. (Also, if you are not sure where to sit, Cast, you want to sit in the BACK seat. It’s the only free one.) Jane MacAlla Livingston (Keyboard, Rehearsal Accompanist) Ms. Livingston received her B.M. degree in Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy from the Crane School of Music, SUNY at Potsdam. While at Potsdam she earned several awards including the Eastman Kodak award for excellence in performance. Upon completion of her M.M. degree in Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy from Northwestern University, she joined the piano faculty of Northwestern (1982-1996). In 1995, Ms. Livingston became an Assistant Professor of Music at Carthage College. She is the current director of keyboard studies at Carthage and director of the Carthage Chamber Music Series. Her teaching responsibilities include piano, harpsichord, keyboard skills, piano pedagogy, and piano literature. Ms. Livingston is the founder of the Carthage Community Piano Program (1996) and is an active member of the Kenosha Music Teachers Association, the Wisconsin State Music Teachers Association and the Music Teachers National Association. Ms. Livingston is a soloist, accompanist and keyboardist. She has performed with theatrical productions, including several at the Racine Theater Guild. In 2006, Ms. Livings-

ton premiered Keith Carpenter’s “Piano Concerto”. She is also the organist for St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (1999-present) in Kenosha. Her chamber credits include performances with Trio Capriole and Trio Levade. Trio Levade was featured on the final concert of the San Diego Chamber Music Workshop in July of 2010. Ms. Livingston holds a B.A. in Geology from Skidmore College and an M.A.T. in Education and Geology from the University of Vermont. She has made use of her geological background teaching Carthage J-terms in Scotland (2005), Australia (2006), Iceland (2008), and Hawaii (2009). William Newcomb (Assistant Technical Director): The newest member of the Carthage Theatre faculty, William holds a B.F.A. degree in technical theatre from Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas, and an M.F.A. degree in Arts Administration from Southern Utah University. He was Assistant Manager of the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre for two years before coming to Carthage. Other credits include Technical Director of the Wells Fine Arts Center at Tarleton State University, Assistant Technical Director at Oberlin College, Scene Shop Foreman at Ohio Light Opera, and Assistant Production Manager of the Utah Shakespearean Festival. Mark Bracken (Assistant Director) is a senior at Carthage with a self designedmajor in Directing. CABARET will be marking the end of his theatrical college career. He was last seen directing [TITLE OF SHOW]. Previous acting credits include: Louis/Billy SUNDAY....GEORGE, Senator Blake in ROOM SERVICE, Blane in HONEST, and Noah in CHILDREN OF EDEN, He would like to thank everyone involved in CABARET espically Herschel, Kim, Martin, Duke, Lizz, Mikaley, Danni, Bitzy, and the entire cast and crew! “I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.“ -Oscar Wilde Carthage College 9


B I O G R A P H I E S ( c o n t .) Bitzy Coats (ASM) Bitzy Coats is a freshman double majoring in Theatre and English. She usually finds herself on the stage but she is more than excited to take a break and get some experience behind the scenes. She would love to thank all the people involved in this production and she wishes for no legs to be left unbroken! Danielle Lemmerman (ASM) is a sophomore, double majoring in Theater and German. She has been backstage doing crew since 2004, and is excited to continue that trend with this show. Some recent shows she has been a part of were costume crew for LYSISTRATA, and run crew for DO BLACK PATENT LEATHER SHOES REALLY REFELCT UP?

for the West Allis Players. She would like to thank the cast and crew for this amazing experience, and her family and friends for their support in everything she does. Enjoy the show! Elodie Senetra (Property Master) is delighted to design props for CABARET. She was on props crew for SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE and had a blast carrying Fifi. Elodie is a junior this year majoring in Theatre Performance. She last appeared as Jean in DEAD MAN’S CELL PHONE. Favorite past productions at Carthage include ONE DAY IN THE SEASON OF RAIN (Mallika) and LYSISTRATA (Calonice). She would like to thank the artistic team who made this production possible. Cheers!

D I R E C TO R ’ S N O T E S The musical CABARET has a long and celebrated history. After its 1966 Broadway opening which ran for 1,166 performances it was made into a feature film featuring Liza Minnelli, and since then has had two very successful Broadway revivals. The challenge with any well-known play or musical is to “make it your own” while still keeping intact the original intent of the playwright. What will make this production unique is the style in which we will approach the piece. We are designing and staging the production after the motif used by German playwright Bertolt Brecht. Brecht believed in verfremdungseffekt or the alienation effect. The alienation effect would destroy theatrical illusions and conventions and ask the spectator to think rather than to respond emotionally. This form of theatrical stylization became known as Epic Theatre. The work on this production began almost two years ago when Professor Rom Maczka invited me to co-teach with him as part of a j-trip. In January of 2010 we left for Berlin where we spent eighteen days studying theatre. We saw several productions including two plays by Brecht where we witnessed the use of this “Epic” style first-hand in a contemporary context. We also traveled throughout Berlin and northeastern Germany and were influenced by many factors. Most notably were the train stations and platforms that have become the central scenic design element of the stage. Another very important element of this production was to understand the use of cabaret in Germany during the period (1929-1930) In the book The Cabaret by Lisa Appignanesi she states “Brecht’s Theory of Verfremdungseffekt or the alienation effect, grows as much out of the cabaret stage and setting as it does out of the boxing ring and the popular music-hall. All these forms break down the fictional distance between the player and the spectator …the cabaret was alive: creators were physically present as performers, close to spectators who could be provoked into becoming part of the spectacle at any moment.” We now invite you to step into our Cabaret - Wilkommen 10 Carthage College


D R A M AT U R G Y N O T E S When Sally Bowles sings that life is a cabaret, there are a number of ways to interpret this: sad, rollicking, sarcastic, delusional, madcap, subversive, sincere. They are all correct. They all reflect Germany in 1930, still suffering the humiliating, damaging defeat of World War I. Modern audiences, especially American, struggle to understand the actions and reactions of the characters in Cabaret and hindsight is 20/20, especially when viewing the rise of Nazism. It is all too easy to get lulled into the deceptively simple and glitzy world of Cabaret. Even rocks thrown through windows can fail to bring us out of our trance. Berlin between World War I and the rise of Hitler was a place like no other in Europe. It was a relatively new European city as Germany was a relatively new country itself. It was during this time that Berlin finally acquired monumental buildings befitting a capital city, in part because of the rise of innovative architects like those in the Bauhaus movement (which was incidentally shut down in 1933 because of Nazi pressure.) Rural migrants and foreigners moved to the fast-growing city, influencing its flavor and reputation as a place accepting of the marginalized. Art and intellectual movements were making significant waves, and giants like Albert Einstein and Bertolt Brecht were creating work that would globally impact generations. Despite major cultural and intellectual gains, Germany was in tumult. Governments went in and out. Fear of Communism and chaotic elections helped the Nazi party make slow and finally significant gains. The value of currency changed daily. Citizen lived not knowing how much their money was worth or what it would buy. Because of World War I, Germany was forced to pay reparations to the Allies to the tune of $400 billion in today’s dollars (they paid the last of the debt off October 4, 2010.) This crushing debt led to hyperinflation and borrowing from the United States. Don’t forget what happened to the U.S. in 1929, right before the play takes place. Influential artists like George Grosz and Otto Dix chronicled the darker side of Germany during this time: a flourishing sex industry due in part to the economy, forgotten crippled soldiers, an unstable government, and the overall destruction of war. All of this was reflected in the cabaret. The cabaret was a place to express frustration, political and cultural ideas, and be oneself. Narrative role-play and parody were established constructs of cabaret during this time. War profiteers, political parties and figures, and society in general were popular targets of cabaret performers. The political songs of cabaret were often ironic and sarcastic. They encompassed both high and low culture by making intellectual demands on audiences while taking structure from popular and folk music. Cabaret chanteuse Trude Hesterberg recorded “The Small Town” in 1928 in which a small-town floozy sings flirtatiously of having bedded the men of her small town. She giggles and seduces like a starlet. She then takes the audience into her bedroom, where she stands with a pillow and considers killing herself and her out-of-wedlock child because her small town has ostracized her. Cabaret songs simultaneously seduced audiences and demanded they look societal injustice in the face. Cabaret can demand the same of its audience. Its characters reflect a variety of responses to the rise of Nazism. Are they fundamentally right or wrong? Is the cabaret a rollicking reprieve from daily struggle, a chance to break loose from societal norms, or an important political protest? It leaves the choice up the viewer: how will you look at this? Carthage College 11


The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival XLIV The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education; Dr. Gerald and Paula McNichols Foundation; The Honorable Stuart Bernstein and Wilma E. Bernstein; the Kennedy Center Corporate Fund; and the National Committee for the Performing Arts. This production is entered in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF). The aims of this national theater education program are to identify and promote quality in collegelevel theater production. To this end, each production entered is eligible for a response by a regional KCACTF representative, and selected students and faculty are invited to participate in KCACTF programs involving scholarships, internships, grants and awards for actors, directors, dramaturgs, playwrights, designers, stage managers and critics at both the regional and national levels. Productions entered on the Participating level are eligible for inclusion at the KCACTF regional festival and can also be considered for invitation to the KCACTF national festival at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC in the spring of 2011. Last year more than 1,300 productions were entered in the KCACTF involving more than 200,000 students nationwide. By entering this production, our theater department is sharing in the KCACTF goals to recognize, reward, and celebrate the exemplary work produced in college and university theaters across the nation.

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PROGRAM Act Two Scene 1 Kit Kat Klub Scene 2 Herr Schultz’s Fruit Shop Scene 3 Kit Kat Klub Scene 4 Cliff’s Room Scene 5 Kit Kat Klub Scene...