Love in a time of hate, passion in a time of fear, pleasure in a time of suffering … welcome to 1930s Berlin and “Cabaret,” North Harris College’s July musical production of Christopher Isherwood’s lightly autobiographical short stories about life in Berlin during the Nazi party’s uprising and rule. Performance content is not suitable for children. Production dates are July 5 to 7, 8 p.m. and July 8, 2 p.m. and again July 12 to 14, 8 p.m. and July 15, 2 p.m., in NHC’s Performing Arts Theatre, 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, Houston, TX 77073. Tickets are $15. For reservations and information, call 281.765.7963.
Cabaret is a musical with a book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and music by John Kander. The 1966 Broadway production became a hit and spawned an acclaimed 1972 film as well as numerous subsequent productions.
Originally entitled Welcome to Berlin, it is based on John Van Druten's play I Am a Camera, which in turn was adapted from the novel Mr. Norris Changes Trains and a collection of short stories, Goodbye to Berlin, by Christopher Isherwood. Set in 1929-1930 Berlin on the eve of the Nazi uprising, it focuses on English cabaret singer Sally Bowles and her relationship with young American writer Cliff Bradshaw. A sub-plot involves the doomed romance between German boarding house owner Fräulein Schneider and one of her tenants, Jewish fruit vendor Herr Schultz. Overseeing the action is the Emcee, who presides as master of ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub and serves as a general commentator.
NHMCCD, among the five largest and fastest growing community colleges in Texas, comprise, Cy-Fair College, Kingwood College, Montgomery College, North Harris College, Tomball College, six satellite centers, and The University Center.
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