Cabaret

George Jenkins Theatre

October 1992

Cabaret takes place from 1929-1930, a time when Berlin, in the midst of a post-World War I economic depression, is transitioning from a center of underground, avant-garde cultural epicenter to the beginnings of Hitler’s totalitarian regime and the rise of the Nazi Party. Into this world enters Clifford Bradshaw, a struggling American writer looking for inspiration for his next novel. On his first night in Berlin, Cliff wanders into the Kit Kat Klub, a seedy nightclub overseen by the strange, omniscient and gender-bending Master of Ceremonies, “the Emcee.” Here, Cliff meets Sally Bowles, a vivacious, talented cabaret performer, and an utterly lost soul. Sally and Cliff begin a relationship, which blossoms unexpectedly into a dream-like romance. As time passes, however, the situation in Berlin changes from exciting and vital to ominous and violent; Ernst, Cliff’s first German friend, turns out to be an up-and-coming member of the Nazi Party, and Herr Schultz, a fellow boarder at Fraulein Schneider’s guest house (and Schneider’s fiancee), is the victim of an Anti-Semitic hate crime. When he finds out that Sally is pregnant, Cliff decides that they must leave for America at once, before things get any worse. Sally, afraid, confused, and unsure that she’ll ever really be able to trade the sexy, illicit cabaret lifestyle for motherhood, gets an abortion, and tells Cliff that he must leave without her.

PRODUCTION TEAM
Director Damian Jones
Musical Director Lynette Bridgland
Choreographer Vanessa Bate
   
Production Co-ordinator Marissa Tunks
   
Stage Director Judi McCormack
Stage Manager Doug Ferguson
   
Assistant to the Director Angela Russell
Set Design Kel Pearson
  Bill McGowan
Scenic Co-ordinators Brett Wingfield
  Justin Green
Costume Design Brett Wingfield
Lighting Director Ron Gavin
   
   
Rehearsal Co-ordinator Rosemary Stonier-Gibson
Set Construction Kel Pearson
  Bill McGowan
  Peter Grasaukas
  David Copeland
  Eric Tunks
  Marissa Tunks
  Robyn Rumbelow
  David Paterson
  Brett Wingfield
  Company Members
Scenic Artist Justin Green
Costume Co-ordinator Brett Wingfield
Costume Assistant Robyn Rumbelow
  Joan Pearson
  Lindy McCann
  Lyn Hudson
  Chris Fredrikson
  Melissa Jack
Stage Crew Bob Paice
  Richard Porta
  David Copeland
  Rosemary Stonier-Gibson
  Michael Stonier-Gibson
  Joarn Bell
  Campbell Clarke
  Karen D’Arcy Searle
  Norm Smart
  Kirsten Smart
  Lisa Amblett
  Lauren Rumbelow
  Emma Dyer
Lighting Assistant John McCormack
  Graeme McDougall
  Sally McLean
  Candice Taylor
  Michael Bates
Audio Operators Alan Male
  Karen Allen
Properties Julie Paice
  Lyndel Smart
Special Properties Neil Shilton
Downstairs Manger Eileen Green
Tickets John Rumbelow
  Robyn Rumbelow
Audition Secretary Brett Wingfield
Front of House Sam Graham
  Natalie Graham
Publicity and Program Sally McLean
Rehearsal Pianist Sue Parker
Advance Bookings Sue Dyer
  Arch Dyer
Front of House & Display Doreen Sparks
Program Photographer Lee Molinaro
Front of House Photographer Doug Brown
Rehearsal Refreshments Doreen Sparks
  Al Brown
   
Conductor Lynette Bridgland
Reed Rob Wallace
  Vivienne Tait
  Andrew Corbel
  Geoff Earle
Trumpet Paul Raddczyk
  Ruth Woodley
Trombone Paul Dodge
  Denise Dodge
Tuba Sue Bradley
Percussion Monica Wescombe
Pianist Sue Parker
Keyboard Greg Plant
CAST

Emcee

Michael Fletcher

Waiters

Scott Hili

 

Andrew Tunks

 

Simon Cottrill

 

Carey La Bas

Clifford Bradshaw

Neil Goodwin

Ernst Ludwig

Peter Grasauskas

Customs Officer

David Smith

Fralein Scneider

Jayne Copeland

Fraulein Kost

Kim Webster

German Sailor

Simon Cottrill

Herr Schultz

George Foster

Girl on Telephone

Catherine Munday

Sally Bowles

Caz McLean

Max

David Paterson

Taxi Man

Mike Preston

Two Ladies

Yvonne McGuiness

 

Catherine Munday

Sailor

Andrew Tunks

Solo Tenor

Alex McGuiness

Sailors

Chris Hawthorne

Gorilla

Harry Szommer

Kit Kat Girls

Kelli Danger

 

Leonie Elliott

 

Kirrily Green

 

Cathy Flood

 

Melanie Foster

 

Tanya Grierson

 

Jacqueline Ibbot

 

Sally Anne John

 

Jan Read

 

Kim White

Chorus

Will Alexander

 

Heather Cook

 

Simon Cottrill

 

Chris Hawthorne

 

Scott Hili

 

Carey Le Bas

 

Alex McGuiness

 

Yvonne McGuiness

 

Lauren McIlwrath

 

Paul Matthews

 

Cindy Maughan

 

Marion Mournian

 

Catherine Munday

 

Debra Olney

 

Diana O’Malley

 

David Paterson

 

Lorraine Pearson

 

Mike Preston

 

David Smith

 

Harry Szommer

 

Andrew Tunks

 

Heather Williams