West Virginia University's College of Creative Arts wrapped up its production of "Cabaret" Sunday afternoon.
Hundreds of people came to the Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre to see the Tony Award-winning musical, which is set in Germany as the Nazi Party closes in on its rise to power. The musical is based on Christopher Isherwood's "Goodbye to Berlin" about his time spent in Berlin during the Weimer Republic, according to WVU Today.
Director Lee Blair said he's proud of the cast's hard work and is honored to direct a show that changed the way American musicals were done.
"For many, it's a new experience, musical theatre. For others, they're old hands at it. But ultimately, it's still acting, it's telling a story. "Cabaret" sort of tells two different stories about the nightlife and the decadence of Berlin, along with the reality of Germany at the time," said Blair. "It's pretty much a classic in American musical theatre."
"Cabaret" featured BFA Acting students Nora Perone as Sally Bowles, Bryan Staggers as Clifford Bradshaw and MFA Acting students Vincent Pelligrino as the Master of Ceremonies, Brianne Taylor as Fraulein Schneider, and Beau Harris as Herr Schultz, according to WVU Today.
The college's next production is "The Liar." Click here for a complete schedule of productions for the School of Theatre & Dance's 2013-2014 season.