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"CABARET" at Western Carolina University was Directed by Ashlee Wasmund whose interpretation of the script gave another adventure into the world of pre war Germany! With the Musical score of John Kander, Kristen Yarborough Hedberg brought the energy to the production as she brilliantly kept us alive and bouncing to the music.
However, the show stopper was Caleb Warren when he walked onto the stage and "Welcomed you to the CABARET!" His expressions, voice, attitude gave the "Emcee" something extra special and that was professionalism. He captivated the audience and kept the plot and movement of the production properly in order. What is next for this actor?
Sally Bowles, played by Tayler Harris, brought a freshness and a different approach to the original role played by Jill Haworth on Broadway. This time the Sally Bowles was was less a free thinker living by her own rules. Tayler brought more of a quiet and down to earth attitude to the character. She was giving Sally Bowles a chance in life!
Cliff Bradshaw, the American writer, was played by Derrick Bass who was a perfect balance to Sally Bowles and the difficulties they faced throughout the show. Shame he did not have more vocals.
Fraulein Schneider played by Caroline Ryan, the Landlord, was perfectly cast and was vocally one of the best in the show. Her character and the performance by Anthony Sims as Herr Shultz created moments where they had your hearts in their hands as they romantically fell in and out of love.
Fraulein Kost , played by Alexa Hendrickson, and Annelise Taylor Henry, a Kit Kat Girl and Ernst Ludwig, the Nazi, played by Adam King, all were extremely good and kept you following them throughout the performance!
All of the Kit Kat Girls were fabulous and scrumptious! Certainly never a dull moment in the CABARET! Kudos to Ashlee Wasmund and Annelise Henry for the Choreography.
It was good to see Ryan Albinus and Dylan Renken former HART THEATRE performers on the Hoey Stage again!
The final moments of the production had the entire audience spellbound and speechless when the "swastika" locked the walls at the closing of the show! There was nothing else to say, but you knew from that moment on in history it was "Hell!"
Each cast member gave 100% and all deserved the standing ovations and the constant bravos given in appreciation for a job well done!