August 11 – 28

Cabaret

Arguably one of the greatest musicals ever written, Kander & Ebb’s masterpiece won eight Tony Awards in 1967.

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Grand Theater

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Arguably one of the greatest musicals ever written, Kander & Ebb’s masterpiece won eight Tony Awards in 1967 and remains as relevant today as ever. The score contains some of the most memorable and electrifying tunes in all the musical theater. Songs like “Maybe This Time,” “Willkommen,” “Mein Herr,” “Don’t Tell Mama,” and, of course “Cabaret.” Daring, provocative and exuberantly entertaining, Cabaret explores the dark and heady life of Bohemian Berlin as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. Combine the story with a red hot score and it’s easy to understand why Cabaret has remained prolific for over 50 years.

Running Time:
Act One: 70 minutes • Act Two: 30 minutes

Pre-Show talks with George Harter before
every Thursday & Sunday performance. 

Creative Team

directed by
TIM SCOTT

music director
PAMELA BASKIN-WATSON

choreographer
KENNY PERSONETT

scenic designer
JACK MAGAW

lighting designer
DANNY LAWRENCE

costume designer
SHANNON SMITH-REGNIER

sound designer
JON ROBERTSON

asst. sound designer
GIANNA AGOSTINO

stage manager
LACEY WILLIS

assistant stage manager
KAT JACKSON

assistant stage manager
ANNALEE DORSEY

Performers

Christopher Barksdale

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MTH: Debut. Broadway/First National Tour: Will Roger’s Follies, Thoroughly Modern Millie. Select Regional: Los Angeles Opera, Royal Opera of New Zealand. Chris teaches dance at Miller Marley School of Dance and Voice in Overland Park and stages and choreographs for schools, theaters and companies around the country. He is the Resident Choreographer for the Black Repertory Theater of KC under the direction of Damron Armstrong.

Coleman Crenshaw

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MTH:Debut. KansasCity:ThePlayThatGoes Wrong (New Theatre), The Secret in the Wings (Forge Rep), Blithe Spirit (KCAT), The Little Prince (Mesner Puppet Theatre), The Seagull (MET), Carrie (Egads!), The Pillowman (She&Her), Peter Pan (TYA), 12 Plays of Christmas (Fishtank), Number the Stars (Coterie). Regional: Deathtrap (Maples Rep; Missouri), Another Part of the Forest (Second Story; Rhode Island), The Talented Mr. Ripley (Burton-Taylor Theatre; Oxford, UK). Education: BA: Sterling College. MFA: Rhode Island College. Thank you Devon for musical inspiration!

Courtney Germany

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MTH: Stevie, Blame It On The Boogie, Spectacular Christmas 2021. Local: Hairspray (Starlight Theatre), Alice’s Wonderland (Coterie)

Evan Gamsu

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MTH: Company, Titanic: The Musical Select local: Caroline, or Change (Spinning Tree) Beau Jest, Over the River and Through the Woods (Chestnut Fine Arts Center), Fiddler on the Roof, Guys and Dolls, South Pacific, Gypsy, Camelot, Hello Dolly, Catch Me if You Can (New Theatre), Sweeney Todd, Assassins, Moonchildren, Gemini, The Fantasticks (Washburn University), Passion Of Dracula (Great Plains), Talley’s Folly (Topeka PAC). Resident Stage Manager at Theatre for Young America (7yrs.) Dicken’s Caroler since 1996.

Haley Knudsen

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MTH: Debut. Recent/favorite: Zombie Prom, Into the Woods (TIP), Cabaret (White Theatre), A New Brain (OCTA), Spring Awakening (Faust), Seussical (LSC). Education: BA Theatre from Loyola University Chicago, MFA Education from Avila University. Special thanks to the creative team and cast, as well as her family, friends, and partner for their unending support.

Julie Pope

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MTH: Debut! Regional: Eileen Evergreen in Nice Work If You Can Get It, Elly May in the world premiere of Beverly Hillbillies; The Musical, Linda in the National Tour of Evil Dead; The Musical, Elle Woods in Legally Blonde and various productions at The New Theatre, Drury Lane, Marriott Lincolnshire, Theatre at the Center, and others. International: Tokyo DisneySea & Hong Kong Disneyland. Feature films: Early Bird (post production) & Nelly Don; The Movie Musical (Nelly Donnelly Reed) currently filming here in KC. Education: BFA from Western Michigan University. Much love to her family, husband, and Moxie Talent. Juliepope.me IG; Juliebee_pope

Kathleen Warfel

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Kathleen is a familiar face on KC area stages, but Cabaret is her first appearance with MTH. Select credits: 4 Children, My Old Lady, 5th of July (Kansas City Actors Theatre); A Doll’s House Part 2, Grey Gardens, Beauty Queen of Leenane (The Unicorn Theatre); The Foreigner, August: Osage County, A Christmas Carol (KC Rep); Romeo and Juliet, Richard III, Much Ado About Nothing (Heart of America Shakespeare Festival); The Sound of Music (Starlight); The Game’s Afoot (The New Theatre). She is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association, and so appreciates your support of theatre and the arts!

Sydnee Bell

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MTH: Blame it on the Boogie. Select Regional: That’s Entertainment KC, Tech Nine Music Videos, Boost Mobile commercials, and has performed with Zava, Victoria DePaula and many more artists. As a young choreographer she has already had award winning choreography at competitions and is highly sought out for doing choreography for many different professional artists in the KC area.

Sydney Chow

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MTH: Camelot. Regional: The Muny (Camelot), Engeman Theatre (White Christmas), Northern Stage (Spamalot), Forestburgh Playhouse resident company member (Hair, Me and My Girl, The Producers, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, The Buddy Holly Story), Ocean City Theatre Co. (A Chorus Line). Sydney is a NYC based actor & thanks MTH for bringing her back! 2021 Wagner College Theatre & Dance grad. Rep: Pantera/Murphy the Agency. Follow her @sydchow!

Tanner Rose

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MTH: Debut. Off-Broadway: Bells Are Ringing (The Lion Theatre NYC). International: Vi Lieb Musikaler (Oslo National). Regional: Pryor Rendering (OKC City Rep); Thoroughly Modern Millie (Broadway Rose OR); La Cage aux Folles (Weitzenhoffer); The Rocky Horror Show (Weitzenhoffer); The Beth Leavel Christmas Show (OKC Philharmonic); The Inheritance (Unicorn Theatre). Workshop: Something Wicked This Way Comes (Hill and Bartram).

Musicians

Pamela Baskin-Watson

Keys

Jacob Roemer

Bass

Kyle Brown

Drums

Laura Saylor

Trumpet

Karita Carter

Trombone

Pete Fucinaro

Sax/Reeds

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Party Nights

A themed dinner at one of our partnering restaurants, a cocktail, and a ticket to the show… what could be better!

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Meet the Makers

Join us as we take our creative team out into the community for these free neighborhood events.

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