A Broadway classic continues this weekend at Biloxi Little Theatre.
The musical drama, Cabaret, takes the audience back in time. The setting is seedy nightclub, the Kit Kat Klub. It's 1931 Berlin as the Nazis are rising to power. The Master of ceremonies role is played by Shaun Maurer, who assures the audience they'll forget all their troubles at the Cabaret.
Maurer calls it a role of a lifetime.
"He's the one who gets to come in and make light and try to put a smile on the audiences faces when they've just witnessed these devastating moments in peoples lives."
At the center of the Kit Kat Klub is performer Sally Bowles played by Kimberly Nord, who says playing Sally is a challenge she loves.
"Sally has multiple personalities and what other people see on the outside is not who she is inside," said Nord.
American novelist Clifford Bradshaw, played by Boyce Deaton, quickly falls under Sally's spell. Deaton says his character is "an American who came to Berlin for inspiration and got more than he bargained for."
A sub-plot involves the doomed romance between German boarding house owner Fräulein Schneider, payed by Kathie Newcomb and her Jewish suitor Herr Schultz, played by Michael Frome.
So many emotions and stories come to life in Cabaret, a show that has entertained audiences since it opened on Broadway in the 60's; standing the test of time.
Deaton added, "I think it's the quality of the script, and the message. I think a truly great script transcends politics and history and reaches out in time and that's what this show does."
Cabaret runs through September 18th at Biloxi Little Theatre.
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