CMU To Put On Musical Cabaret This Weekend

The Little Theatre will present its first show of the semester this weekend.

Cabaret will debut Thursday, Oct. 4 at 4:30 p.m., with shows also on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5 and 6, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 7, at 1:30 p.m. The show is not suitable for children. 

Tickets are $8 for general admission, $5 for faculty and staff, $2 for senior citizens and non-CMU students, and free for CMU students. 

Set in 1931 Berlin, Cliff Bradshaw, aspiring writer, meets Sally Bowles, a cabaret singer and entertainer. The musical explores the wilder side of life in pre-WII Berlin, which is still dealing with the repercussions of WWI. The emerging political solutions are threatening people who surround Cliff and Sally, such as the adorable couple: landlady Fraulein Schroeder and fruit salesman Herr Schultz, who also happens to be Jewish. 

The play is under the direction of Dr. Mark Kelty, professor of theatre arts. The music director is Dr. Laura Wiebe, assistant professor of music, and the choreographer is guest artist Liz Hartwell. Greg Owen, assistant professor of theatre and communications, is the scenic and lighting designer, and Terri Rohlfing, from Fayette, is the costume designer. 

The cast of Cabaret includes Ezekiel Jones, a music major from St. Louis, as the master of ceremonies; Corneille Bryan, a music education major from Springfield, as Sally Bowles; Ben Kixmiller, a theatre arts major from Prairie Home, as Clifford Bradshaw; Tres Hampton, a music major from Dexter, as Ernst Ludwig; 

Myriah Araiza, a theatre arts major from Columbia, as Fraulein Schneider; Kona Asi, an education and music education double major from Waynesville, as Fraulein Kost/Fritz; Hadley Wiggins, a business major from Macon, as Herr Schultz; Taviyon King, a psychology major from St. Louis, as Max/Customs Official/Herman; 

Ashley Wright, an education and theatre arts major from Windsor, as Rosie; Emily Braden, a theatre arts major from Silex, as Lulu; Hailey Sage, an education and music education double major from Fayette, as Frenchie/Gorilla; Jaiden Preston, a psychology major from Kennett, as Texas; Bailey Stevens, a chemistry major from Glasgow, as Helga; Rowan Hynick, a music major from Marshall, as Bobby; and Nate Sater, from Pacific, as Victor/Rudy. 

Jenny Barnett, a theatre arts major from St. Louis, is the assistant director/stage manager; Myriah Araiza covered publicity; Jordan Fallis, a music education major from Moberly, is the sound design/board operator; Hannah Bezona, a computer science major from Independence, and Jodi Mootz, a biology major from Sedalia, are the shop crew; 

Bryan Berliner, an education and music education double major from Hermann, is working with the light crew; Ashley Brewer, a criminal justice and psychology double major from Salisbury, and Jaiden Preston are helping with costumes; and Jordan Cassmeyer, a mathematics major from Jefferson City, is in charge of props.

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