Cabaret

 

Cabaret

Starring Jason Aycock, Katherine Vernon, Sam Robison, Debra Gillingham, Dick Bunting, Christopher Rickert, and Caitlin Becka.


Directed & Choreographed by Judy Greenhut

Music Direction by Chiaki Ito


SHOW DATES:  December 28, 29, 31

January 2 - 5 and 9 - 11

All shows at at THALIAN HALL

8pm except Sundays at 3pm


Join us for our

SPECIAL NEW YEAR’S EVE SHOW including

hors d’oeuvres, open bar, dancing and karaoke!


TICKETS:  Click here or call

  1. (910)632-2285

For more information, go to:

www.thalianhall.org


ABOUT THE SHOW: A contemporary musical based on the play "I Am a Camera" by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood.


Story: An aspiring writer named Cliff Bradshaw has traveled to Berlin in search of inspiration when happens upon Sally Bowles at a cabaret called the Kit Kat Klub. She ends up moving in with him in a boarding house run by Fräulein Schneider and her suitor, Herr Schultz, a Jewish fruit-shop owner. As the Nazis grow stronger, everything is thrown into disarray.

Who’s who of Cabaret

Katherine Vernon

(Sally Bowles)

Katherine has been performing in Wilmington for almost 20 years. She played Sally in City Stage's first New Year's Eve show 11 years ago and is thrilled to take another turn in one of her favorite roles. Other favorites include Jessie in 'Night Mother, Diana in Next to Normal, The Witch in Into the Woods, Joy in Shadowlands, Mae in Reefer Madness (a role she'll reprise in City Stage's next production), etc. etc. etc. Many thanks to Judy, Justin and Chiaki for letting her come back to Sally, and huge thanks as always to her perfectly marvelous husband, Alex.

Debra Gillingham

(Fraulein Schneider)

Debra is grateful to be back on the boards with City Stage where she performed in Chicago and directed The All Night Strut! and The World Goes ‘Round.   Most recently, she appeared in The Dixie Swim Club at the  Temple Theatre in Sanford, NC and directed/choreographed How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying for Thalian Association.  Other local credits include work with Opera House Theatre Company and Big Dawg.   Special thanks to her husband, Bruce, and their Belgian sheepdogs, Nikki, Caleb and Sami, for putting up with her crazy theatre schedule!    Everyone, please enjoy your stay in Berlin!!

Sam Robison

(Cliff)

Sam Robison is a City Stage alum who has been seen in many of their productions, including Rocky Horror, Rent, Into The Woods, Santaland Diaries, 'Dentity Crisis, Fahrenheit 451, The Who's Tommy, Reefer Madness, Bat Boy, and Sweeney Todd.

Brendan Carter

(Max)

Brendan Carter is excited to be a part of this incredible show with such an amazing cast. He was recently seen in A Waltz With Flowers at Cape Fear Playhouse and Hedwig and the Angry Inch at City Stage. He would like to thank Judy and Chiaki for the opportunity, and the entire cast and crew for the great experience.

Christopher Rickert

(Ernst)

Christopher earned a BA in History from UNC Wilmington in 2006. He has been performing on Wilmington stages for nearly 13 years, with roles such as Enjolras in Les Miserables, Ash in Evil Dead The Musical, Bob Wallace in White Christmas, Chris in All My Sons, or Thomas Jefferson in 1776. This is his first New Years show, so he hopes you enjoy it. Thank you to Judy, Chiaki, and Justin for the opportunity to return to City Stage,

Dick Bunting

(Herr Schultz)

It is a joy to be working for city stage in Cabaret ! Richard has worked in Wilmington theatre for 14 wonderful years.

He has had the honor to appear in many OHTC productions, Grand Hotel, Lend Me A Tenor, Man of La Mancha, Secret Garden, Singing in the Rain and the list continues with Cabaret! Sit back, relax, and have a wonderful ride.

George Domby

(Bobby)

George is happy to ring in the New Year with City Stage once again!  Last year at this time, he was kicking up his heels in Monty Python's Spamalot (Prince Herbert/Ensemble).  Other shows with the company include Next to Normal (Dr. Fine/Dr. Madden), The All Night Strut (Tenor/Himself), The Who's Tommy (Hawker/Specialist), and The Rocky Horror Show (Dr. Scott/Phantom).  He would like to thank Judy, Chiaki and Justin for putting his multiple personalities to good use, and Bruce for putting him back together again at the end of the day.

Chris Conner

(Victor)

Chris is excited to be back on the Thalian Hall main stage with yet another insanely talented cast! He has performed in past City Stage productions of Chicago and most recently The Rocky Horror Show! He would like to thank Chiaki Ito, Justin Smith and Judy Greenhut for this opportunity! He couldn't imagine a better way to ring in 2014 than being a part of this incredible production! ENJOY THE SHOW!!!

Amber Adams

(Texas)

Amber Adams received her BFA in Ballet and Theater from Marymount Manhattan College. Some of her theater credits include: The Nutcracker, Happenstance, Am I Blue, 8 Million Protagonists, Oklahoma!, and the Rocky Horror Show. Along side performing, Amber is working as a local dance educator, director, and choreographer. She is thrilled to be a part of the Cabaret Cast in her second show with the City Stage!

Shepherd Duncan

(Helga)

Shepherd received a BFA in Dance Performance and Theater from East Carolina University.  She is a Pilates instructor at Lithe Core Pilates and trains dancers at Dance Arts Conservatory now that she has returned to Wilmington. Cabaret is one of Shepherd’s favorite plays, and is thrilled to play the part of Helga for the second time. Shepherd adores the cast, crew and especially the director, Judy Greenhut.  It's an honor to work with this talented group!

LaRaisha Burnette

(Fritzie)

LaRaisha is thrilled to be working with City Stage again in Cabaret.  Thanks to Judy, Justin, and Chiaki for allowing me to be a part of this wonderful show!!!  Love you momma!

Katherine Rudeseal

(Rosie)

Katherine has appeared in over 30 shows in Wilmington! Two of her favorite roles include the role of Mother in Ragtime and Nancy in Oliver. Both of which she won the Thalian Association award for best actress. Special thanks to her incredible husband Troy for putting up with her nonsense. Thank you Chiaki, Judy and Justin.

Robin Heck

(Frenchie)

Robin Heck (Frenchie) is thrilled to be spending another New Year's Eve on stage!  Most recently seen in The Rocky Horror Show and Hedwig and the Angry Inch with City Stage - this is her third opportunity this fall to perform with very little clothing on...  You're welcome, Wilmington! :)  Many thanks to all involved for the chance to be a part of such a fascinating and beautiful show.  Happy 2014 everyone!

Heather Setzler

(Fannie)

Heather Setzler is happy to return to Thalian Hall after being last seen as Columbia in City Stage's production of The Rocky Horror Show. Other favorite roles include Aldonza (Man of La Mancha), Lin (Great American Trailer Park), Queenie (The Wild Party) and Fantine (Les Mis). She's particularly excited to be one of the Emcee's two ladies on stage.. and his one lady off stage. Ich liebe dich, mein Liebling!

Tamara Mercer

(Lulu)

Tamara Mercer is elated to be perfoming 'Cabaret'!  This is an opportunity to work with Judy Greenhut, who wears both director and choreographer hat and Tamara is so grateful to be included in this beautiful cast and "even the orchestra is beautiful".  "Thank you to Judy, Chiaki and my amazing son, Devin, ich liebe dich!" P.S. It was 11 years ago that she was a Kit Kat club girl for City Stage and for an old hoofer, she is still on the line, Ha! 

Caitlin Becka

(Fraulein Kost)

Caitlin graduated with a BFA in Musical Theatre and attended the Stella Adler Acting Conservatory in New York. Cabaret will be her fourth New Year's show with City Stage and she's thrilled to continue the tradition. Past New Year favorites include The Full Monty (Pam), Spamalot (Lady of the Lake), and Chicago (Velma). She would like to thank Justin, Chiaki, Judy and the entire cast and crew for helping her ring in the New Year in style!

Moriah Thomason

(Kit Kat)

Moriah received her BFA in Acting from Boston University in 2012, and is now back to her NC roots involving herself in the Wilmington theatre and film scene! She currently teaches dance and is excited to be a part of this talented cast and crew! As always, love to my family and friends. 

Judy Greenhut

(Director/Choreographer)

Chiaki Ito

(Music Director/Producer/Piano)

Chiaki is a graduate of NC School of the Arts, UNC-CH, Univ. of Guam and Univ. of SC.  She practices law in New Hanover County and has music directed over 80 musicals.  She is Managing Director of Cape Fear Theatre Arts, LLC.  She enjoys participating in triathlons and spending time with her dog, Elvis.

Jason Aycock

(Emcee)

Jason is proud to start off a new year with great theatre.  You may have seen him on stage before in other shows with other companies but if you haven't he's glad to bid you willkommen to this one.  When he is not on stage, he's probably in rehearsal for another show or teaching dance or working with the Children's Theater.  And when he's not busy with all that, he's with his favorite Kit Kat girl at home, probably watching tv.  Enjoy the show!

Bradley Barefoot

(Ensemble)

Bradley Barefoot is excited to be back on the Main Stage after a two-year hiatus. His most recent credit was upstairs in 13 as Evan Goldman. Thanks to Justin, Chiaki, this fun cast, and of course Judy for another great one.

Paul Teal

(Hans/Rudy)