SANBORN – The 1930s-era Kit Kat Klub will come to life on stage in the musical “Cabaret” presented at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays on March 13 to 22 at Niagara County Community College, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road.
Tickets are $10 general admission and $5 for seniors and alumni.
The musical for mature audiences tells the story of an aspiring American writer named Cliff Bradshaw who has traveled to Berlin in search of inspiration when he happens upon Sally Bowles a singer at a seedy cabaret named the Kit Kat Klub.
But the excitement and fun of 1931 Germany turn ominous as the two find themselves in the midst of the Nazis rising to power and see the violence up close as a fellow boarder in their rooming house, Herr Schultz, a Jewish fruit shop owner, is the victim of an anti-Semitic hate crime.
The Tony award-winning musical written by Joseph Masteroff, with music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb, is based on a book by Christopher Isherwood.
Niagara County Community College is presenting the show as part of the 70th anniversary of V-E Day. The musical sheds light on a different point of view of Berlin in the early 1930s as the people in that city were just learning about the Nazi power.
More information on the show is on the NCCC theatre arts page at www.niagaracc.suny.edu or call the box office for tickets at 614-5960.