Friday, September 16, 2011

Night at the Theater: Cabaret

I wrote a month or so ago about Donna and I attending a dinner theater at Angelo State University. We then purchased season tickets for Angelo Civic Theater, and we attended our first performance last night. And it was great!

ACT is housed in an old movie theater, and there isn't that much seating. The stage is a bit small, too, but there is nothing small about the talent. Donna and I were very impressed by the performance we saw. Cabaret is not an easy play to perform as it involves so much singing and dancing. The accents are also difficult for inexperienced actors. But the folks at ACT were pros last night. Accents were very convincing, and the musical performances were impressive.

Cabaret is a musical set in Berlin about 1930 as the Nazi party is beginning its rise to power. The play focuses on nightlife at the seedy Kit Kat Klub and revolves around a young English cabaret performer, Sally Bowles, and her developing relationship with a young American writer, Cliff Bradshaw.

There were really no weak performances in the large cast that I saw. The dancing, acting, and singing were all good quality.

I look forward to the next performance at ACT.

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