'Cabaret' for Kids

Apr. 6, 2015
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There’s something irresistibly dark about the musical Cabaret. The sense of impending fascism hangs over everything in an atmosphere of playful experimentation set in a seedy nightclub in Germany at the dawn of Naziism. It’s got to be extremely easy for any high schooler to identify with the themes as the oncoming brick wall of adulthood looms steadily into view. There’s got to be an interesting kind of purity about a production of the show staged with high schoolers that on e might not get with more traditional professional or community theatre productions.

This coming may Shorewood High School closes-out its season with a production of the classic Kander and Ebb musical with a huge cast. The show runs May 7-9 at Shorewood High School. For more information, visit shorewooddrama.org.

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