PHOTO OP: Holocaust Survivors & CABARET Cast in Post-Matinee Discussion this Sat in Boca
Local Holocaust Survivors Join Cast of CABARET
For Post-Matinee Discussion at The Caldwell Theatre
Next Saturday, October 23, at 4:30 p.m.
The nation was mired in a deep recession with soaring unemployment rates. The people were increasingly disillusioned with a national government paralyzed by partisan strife and under constant attack by a small but growing political movement led by strident extremists.
It is the background behind the edgy Entre'Acte Theatrix production of CABARET, which runs through Sunday, October 24, at the Count de Hoernle / Caldwell Theatre in Boca Raton.
'To bring the meaning and message of CABARET to life, particularly to younger audiences, we invited local Holocaust survivors to attend matinee performances of the show on October 16, 17 and 23, and then participate in a post-show feedback session with members of the audience and cast," says producer Vicki Halmos. "CABARET is a wonderful show, but one with disturbing undertones that merit full discussion, and we look forward to hearing the comments from survivors later today."
"The first two post-matinee discussions between cast and Holocaust survivors were particularly moving for everyone involved, and we have more than a dozen additional survivors and First Generation members attending this Saturday afternoon," said Halmos.
Just like its recent production of HAIR, the Entre'Acte Theatrix production of CABARET will be directed and choreographed by Kimberly Dawn (KD) Smith, a protégé of the late Broadway wunderkind Michael Bennett. The show stars Leah Sessa as Sally Bowles, Shane Blanford as the MC, Ryan Michael Owens as Cliff, Jeanne McKinnon as Fraulein Schneider and Greg Halmos as Herr Schultz.
7901 North Federal Highway in Boca Raton
Saturday, October 23 - 4:30 p.m.
CABARET starts at 2 p.m. on Saturday. If you would like to see today's show as well as cover the post-matinee discussion between local Holocaust survivors, the cast and audience members, just contact Gary Schweikhart by phone (561.756.4298) or email (email@example.com).