REVIEW: “Curtains” at the Mac-Haydn Theatre

by Macey Levin   From the mid-60’s into the 21st century John Kander and Fred Ebb were major figures in Broadway theatres.  Their notable musicals include Cabaret (1966), Zorba (1968) Chicago (1975) Kiss of the Spider Woman (1993) among many others.  Curtains (2007) was their last show but it was incomplete at the time of…

The Kander and Ebb Whodunit “Curtains” Makes Its Mac-Haydn Debut

CHATHAM, NY— The Mac-Haydn Theatre presents the John Kander and Fred Ebb musical comedy Curtains, running June 6 through June 16. This brassy and bright broadway smash makes its Mac-Haydn debut! It’s opening night at the Colonial Theatre when the leading lady mysteriously dies on stage. The cast and crew are all suspects when the leading…

REVIEW: “Cabaret” at the Mac-Haydn Theatre

by Macey Levin Cabaret, first produced in 1966, is set in 1929-1930 as the Nazi Party under the leadership of Adolf Hitler is growing into a major political/social force in Berlin.  This musical by John Kander (music,) Fred Ebb (lyrics) and Joe Masteroff (book) based on the play , was the Tony Award winner for…

Mac-Hadyn Opens Kander & Ebb’s “Cabaret”

Kander and Ebb’s masterpiece is here. Packed full of smash hit songs, high drama, with plenty of laughs along the way! This fierce musical, set in Berlin, follows the writer Clifford Bradshaw as he enters the decadent and hypnotic world of The Kit Kat Club. There he meets the vivacious headliner Sally Bowles. A romance…

REVIEW: “Cabaret” at the Ghent Playhouse

A Snapshot of the Weimar Republic by Barbara Waldinger The classic Kander and Ebb musical CABARET portrays sexual depravity as a metaphor for the decadence of 1931 Germany, where the Nazis were poised on the cusp of power.  At least that was director Sam Mendes’s concept when he reimagined the show for the Roundabout Theatre…

The Ghent Playhouse Presents “Cabaret”

Willkommen! Join us at the Ghent Playhouse where the stage is transformed into The Kit Kat Club as we present *Cabaret*, Tony Award-winner for Best Play in 1967 and again in 1998 for its revival.  Directed by Matthew Teichner, this production runs March 16, 2018 through April 1, 2018. Book by Christopher Isherwood; Music by John…