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In Here Life is Beautiful.

ABOUT CABARET

Opened: May 14, 2015

Closed: May 23, 2015

Location: Marjorie Lyons Playhouse

WINNER of 12 TONY® AWARDS, including

BEST MUSICAL ('67), BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL ('98) and BEST SCORE.


Welcome to the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd—and to leave their troubles outside. But as life in pre-WWII Germany grows more and more uncertain, will the decadent allure of Berlin nightlife be enough to get them through their dangerous times? Come hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including "Cabaret," "Willkommen" and "Maybe This Time." Right this way, your table's waiting at CABARET, John Kander, Fred Ebb and Joe Masteroff's Tony-winning musical that the New York Post calls "one for the ages."

Music |

Lyrics |

Book |

JOHN KANDER
FRED EBB
JOE MASTEROFF
Based on the play by JOHN VAN DRUTEN
and stories by CHRISTOPHER ISHERWOOD

Direction & Choreography |

Musical Direction & Scenic Design |

Lighting Design |

Costume Design |

Sound Design |

JARED WATSON

SETH TAYLOR

DANIEL SALAZAR

JEFFREY MEEK

BRYAN GRISHAM
This production was based on an original production directed by Sam Mendes, with co-direction and choreography by Rob Marshall, scenic design by Robert Brill, and costume design by William Ivey Long
Costumes were provided by LYRIC THEATRE OF OKLAHOMA

CABARET  CAST

Emcee......................................................DANIEL SALAZAR

Sally Bowles.....................................RACHAEL LEE MAGILL

Clifford Bradshaw......................................JASON SHIDISKIS

Fräulein Schneider............................EARLEEN BERGERON

Herr Schultz....................................................DAVID BIELER

Ernst Ludwig...................................................SETH TAYLOR

Fräulein Kost...........................................JANIN JONES POU

Rosie.............................................................ELISSA LITTLE

Lulu.......................................................AUBREY BUCKNER

Frenchie.....................................LORNA STREET DOPSON

Texas...........................................................KATIE DUPONT

Fritzie.................................................COURTNEI GABRIEL

Helga....................................................MOLLY MELANCON

Bobby..............................................ISAIAH AARON JONES

Victor........................................................JOE SIGNORELLI

Hans.....................................................THOMAS WILTHEIS

Hermann...............................................JASON ANDERSON

Swing: EMILY BUCKNER

Daniel Salazar | Emcee

For Stage Center, as an actor: A Christmas Story The Musical (Ensemble),  A Chorus Line (Greg), Ragtime (Mother's Younger Brother); as director: Bonnie & Clyde The Musical. Mr. Salazar has been in theater most of his life and has been majoring in theatrical production and performance. Usually, he is behind the scenes for Stage Center's shows as the resident lighting designer. Daniel's most recent performance was in Bossier Parish Community College's production of Fiddler on the Roof (Perchik) and also in BPCC's production of Barefoot in the Park (Paul Bratter). Past appearances in film: The Reminants (Sam) and he has also been working as an extra for the WGN TV series Salem. Upcoming film projects: Rydia and the Time Keepers (Simon) which will be entered to compete for the LA Film Prize. Past theatrical productions:  TVCC's production of Duck Hunter Shoots Angel (Lester), BPCC's production of Time of Your Life (Harry), BPCC 's production of A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum (Hero), Academy of Children's Theatre production of West Side Story (Bernardo), Academy of Children's Theatre production of Footloose (Chuck Cranston), and Brighton Beach Memoires (Stanley).

Jason Shidiskis | Clifford Bradshaw

For Stage Center: Bonnie & Clyde (Det. Bob Alcorn), A Christmas Story The Musical (Jean Shepherd), Ragtime (Willie Conklin), Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka (Mr. Salt).

David Bieler | Herr Schultz
For Stage Center: Ragtime (Grandfather), Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka (Grandpa Joe), Tarzan (Professor Porter). David is now in his second season working with Stage Canter. He has been active in local theater from his first Shreveport appearance as the Padre in Man of LaMancha at Marjorie Lyons Playhouse.  Local credits include Into the Woods (Narrator/Mysterious Man), On the Twentieth Century (Conductor), 42nd Street (Abner Dillon), Grand Hotel (Zinnowitz), and Prelude to a Kiss (the Old Man) at Marjorie Lyons Playhouse; Guys and Dolls (Nicely-Nicely Johnson), “Les Mis” (Bamatabois) and Big River (Duke) at Performing Arts Center/Emmett Hook; and Lil Abner (Marryin' Sam), HMS Pinafore (Ralph Rackstraw), and Gilbert and Sullivan Christmas Carol (Ebeneezer Scrooge) with the Gilbet and Sullivan Society. Before coming to Shreveport, David performed in opera and musical theater in Oberlin, Ohio; Rochester, New York, Hays, Kansas; and Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. He has been a tenor soloist in various classical oratorios and other major choral works. He also serves as tenor section leader and cantor at St, Mark's Cathedral and sings with the High Holy Days Choir at B'nai Zion Temple.  Somewhere in there he tries to find time for his day job as chairman of the Geology Department at Centenary College.

Elissa Little | Rosie

For Stage Center: Elton John & Tim Rice's Aida (Ensemble.) Elissa is happy to be taking the stage with her Stage Center family again.  She has been seen locally as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz (Best Overall Performer), Flora in Sleeping Beauty (Best Actress), Nurse Kelly in Harvey, Marmee in Little Women, Drizella in Disney's Cinderella (Best Comedic Timing), Winifred in Once Upon A Mattress (Best Lead Actress) and various other community theater productions. She would also like to thank her family and friends for supporting her every step of the way and molding her into who she is today.

Aubrey Buckner | Lulu
For Stage Center: Bonnie & Clyde (Sheila.) Ms. Buckner has recently been in The Addams Family The Musical with SLT as Wednesday Addams, and The Wiz with Caddo Magnet Players as Yellow Brick Road. She is soon to be seen as Waverly in the musical Next Thing You Know, directed by her fellow students. She is very excited to perform with Stage Center again!

Katie Dupont | Texas

For Stage Center:


Molly Melancon | Helga

Stage Center: Debut.

Joe Signorelli | Victor
Stage Center: Debut.

Jason Anderson | Hermann

Stage Center: Debut.

Rachael Lee Magill | Sally Bowles
For Stage Center: Noises Off (Brooke Ashton), Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka (Phineous Trout); Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Honey); The Civil War (Performer). Mrs. Magill is a local actress who graduated from Centenary College with her Bachelor’s in Theatre Performance. She has been all over America as an actress, performing in Indiana, Illinois, Texas, Kentucky, Mississippi, California, Arkansas, and here at home in Louisiana, with Marjorie Lyons Playhouse, Shreveport Little Theater and Academy, Cavalier Players, Eastbank Theater, and The Company Repertory Theater . Mrs. Magill has performed in theater, film, and television roles for almost 10 years and still finds the work as challenging as Beginner Acting 101. Some stage projects she is particularly proud of include: Peter Pan (Peter Pan), Steel Magnolias (Shelby), Guys and Dolls (Miss Adelaide), As You Like It (Rosalind), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Maggie), A Streetcar Named Desire (Stella), and Talley’s Folly (Tally). Her film and television projects include: Necrophilia: A Love Story, Dakota’s Summer, Most Likely to Kill, Skateland , Table Manners and Thirty-Six. She has also been “rollin’ in the dough” being a part of Mowhawk Casino, DiamondJacks Casino, and Pearl River Resort Casino commercials and print work, and a locally shot web series called Haints. Mrs. Magill continues her acting studies and takes classes to hone her skills for her career. She "appreciates all the support from my adoring fan, Red Wine, but those other mixers, Michael, Mom, Dad, and my whole family help me feel loved too! Without them, this vagabond life would be impossible! From the bottom of my guts, I love you guys!

Earleen Bergeron | Fräulein Schneider

Stage Center: Debut. Earleen is excited to be making her Stage Center debut in one of her favorite musicals. She has been involved in theatre since she had to recite a poem in her fourth grade elocution class. That's more years ago then she cares to admit to. Her Shreveport roles include: Nunsense (twice, Sr. Hubert), Nunsense II (Sr. Hubert) Steel Magnolias (twice, Truvy), Angels in America (Ethel Rosenberg), The Cripple of Inishmann (Kate Osbourne), Brighton Beach Memoirs (Blanche), Broadway Bound (Blanche), The Boyfriend (Madame Dubonnet), The Secret Affairs of Mildred Wilde (Miss Manley), Hay Fever (Myra Arundel), How to Succeed in Business (Miss Krumholtz) all for Marjorie Lyons Playhouse. In the Heights (Abuela Claudia) for ACT. Mournings at Seven (Ida Bolton), Beyond Therapy (Charlotte Walker), Lawyers (Alice the Computer), The Shadow Box (Maggie), California Suite (Hannah Warren), all for SLT. Our Town (Mrs. Webb), Come Back Little Sheba (Lola), Spare Ribs (Georgia O'Keeffe), Brighton Beach Memoirs (Blanche) all for East Bank Theatre. I Remember Mama (Mrs. Moorehead) for Emmett Hook Center and The Aristocats (Madame) for Peter Pan Players. Earleen has dipped a toe in film. She's had a supporting role in the Robert Mulligan directed film Man in the Moon. A featured role in a segment of the television series Rescue 911 and also a featured role in the locally shot George Sewell film Walking Gall. She's also been in a number of local commercials.

Janin Jones Pou | Fräulein Kost

For Stage Center: Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike (Masha), Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Martha), 9 to 5 The Musical (Violet Newstead). Mrs. Pou was named Best Actress by SB Magazine in 2012. Other credits include: The Night of the Iguana (Hannah Jelks), The 25th Annual Putman County Spelling Bee (Rona Lisa Peretti)The Rose Tattoo (Estelle Hohengarten), And the World Goes Round (Woman Two), Stepping Out (Vera Andrews), A Little Night Music (Countess Charlotte Malcolm), and Overtures and Ovations, all for River City Repertory Theatre; A Streetcar Named Desire (Blanche Dubois - 2011 BRAVO! Award for Best Actress), Rumors (Claire Ganz), I Love You You’re Perfect Now Change (Woman Two)One Flew Over the Cuckcoo’s Nest (Nurse Ratched - 2003 SB Memory Award for Best Actress), A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking (Maude Mix)I Do, I Do (Agnes), and Vanities (Joanne), all for SLT. She has appeared in numerous other local productions at Marjorie Lyons Playhouse: Ladies First, Nine, Cabaret, Mame; Peter Pan Players: Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Hansel and Gretel and Pinocchio; Delphi: Mary, Mary, Champagne Complex, Play it Again, Sam, and Speak of the Devil. Prior to moving to Shreveport, she performed in numerous productions on the New Orleans stages of Le Petite du Vieux Carre, Gallery Circle, and NORD.

Lorna Street Dospon | Frenchie

For Stage Center: Noises Off (Poppy.)

Courtnei Gabriel | Fritzie
Stage Center: Debut.

Isaiah Aaron Jones | Bobby

For Stage Center: A Chorus Line (Frank), Ragtime (Ensemble), Tarzan (Ensemble); for SC's SOPA: Disney's The Lion King Jr. (Mufasa). Mr. Jones has been an actor since the age of 10 and hasn't stopped performing ever since. He made his stage debut with the Theatre of the Performing Arts in A Salute to the Cotton Club, playing the young Duke Ellington. With TPA, he was seen in A Salute to the Apollo and A Salute to Michael Jackson, where he played the young Michael Jackson in both, and Puttin' on the Ritz. In 2011, he joined Academy of Children's Theatre and played Aslan in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. In 2012, he went with ACT to the Junior Theatre Festival in Atlanta, GA where he played the Beast in Beauty and the Beast, Jr. Other credits with ACT include 13 the Musical (Richie), Oliver! (Fagan's gang/orphan), Pollyanna (Mr. Fitzgerald), The Little Mermaid, Jr. (Flotsam), Legally Blonde the Musical (Sundeep Padamadan), and In the Heights (Lead Dancer). He made his Shakespearian debut in As You Like It playing LeBeau with Company Repertory Theatre. This past December, he was a dancer in Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet's The Nutcracker. Isaiah is currently a junior at Caddo Magnet High School and is an avid member of the drama department. With the Caddo Magnet Players, he was seen in Fences (Lyons), The Wiz (Scarecrow), and All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten (Ed). He formed a group with five Magnet students and won the Wray Ford Jingle Competition and a commercial was shot with them singing the song. Isaiah would like to thank his parents, family, and friends for their unending love and support.

Thomas Wiltheis | Hans

For Stage Center: Bonnie & Clyde (Deputy Johnson), A Christmas Story The Musical (Ensemble.)