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‘Cabaret’ opens at Lake Dillon Theatre Company in Silverthorne

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IF YOU GO

What: “Cabaret”

When: Tuesdays through Sundays July 1 to Aug. 14

Where: Lake Dillon Theatre Company’s new interim theater at the Outlets at Silverthorne, Green Village

Cost: Tickets start at $33 and may be purchased by visiting the Lake Dillon Theatre Company website at lakedillontheatre.org or by calling (970) 513-9386. Producing partners of “Cabaret” include Heavenly Times Hot Tubs and Billiards, town of Silverthorne, The Summit Foundation, Kaiser Permanente and Slifer, Smith and Frampton Real

On Friday, July 1, the musical “Cabaret” opens at the Lake Dillon Theatre Company (LDTC). The scene is a nightclub in Berlin as the 1920s are drawing to a close. Exploring the relationships of a young American writer and his English muse, a Jewish greengrocer widower and a German widow, and an ensemble of memorable characters, this 12-time Tony Winning “Best Musical” remembers the cultural explosions and political clashes in Berlin at the end of the 1920s. With memorable numbers including “Willkommen,” “Don’t Tell Mama” and “Two Ladies,” “Cabaret” reminds us that even during a tumultuous and heartbreaking era, life is beautiful.

“‘Cabaret’ takes a compelling look into a time in Germany’s history when life is broiled up into unrest, dissatisfaction and a struggle to survive,” said actor Rebecca Hoodwin, playing Frauline Schneider, in a statement. “On one end you had what was considered an extremely laissez-faire society as seen in the cabaret nightlife. On the other you had a new and disturbing political uprising growing. And in the middle were the everyday folk just trying to get by.”

LIFE IS A CABARET

Everyday life is filled with ups and downs, twists and turns, love and loss. “Cabaret” is a piece of musical theater that is arguably more relevant today than ever. Through innovative direction, the “Cabaret” cast takes the audience on a journey where hatred and bigotry dominate society, leading everyone towards disaster.

“‘Cabaret’ is one of the most challenging pieces of theater to perform and even more challenging to watch,” said actor Marissa Hecker, who plays one of the Kit Kat Girls, in a statement. “It’s a cavalcade of emotions ranging from passionate love to heartbreak from utter bliss to complete devastation. The show teaches us that we cannot truly appreciate something until it has been taken away from us. The most important lesson that I take from ‘Cabaret’ is that every moment counts. You never know what the future holds.”

BROUGHT BACK TO THE STAGE

In 2008, Lake Dillon Theatre Company produced the 1988 version of the “Cabaret” script. Director and choreogropher Adam Estes, who produced the show with the LDTC in 2008, is returning to bring the 1998 version of the script to life with a fresh perspective for telling this compelling story.

“Hopefully this performance will be action-packed, thought-provoking and beautiful,” said Estes in a statement. “Even when it’s ugly or dark or difficult to watch, it will still be beautiful.”

Hecker agreed.

“Audiences can expect to have some very thought-provoking conversations” said Hecker. “If it’s the first time seeing ‘Cabaret,’ they will probably need to bring some tissues for the end of Act II. If they’ve seen it before, then they probably haven’t seen it like this, in which case I would also recommend the tissues.”

“Cabaret” runs from July 1 to Aug. 14 and will be performed at the Lake Dillon Theatre Company’s new interim theater at the Outlets at Silverthorne, Green Village.


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