If you’re looking for an inexpensive night of first-class entertainment to break up this dreary Toronto winter, then look no further than Hart House Theatre’s production of the musical, Cabaret, being performed January 13-28, 2012 on the University of Toronto campus.
Cabaret enjoyed several productions and revivals on Broadway and London stages during the 80s and 90s, but is probably most recognized by the Bob-Fosse-directed 1972 film that starred Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey and won eight Academy Awards. The musical focuses on the comings and goings at the Kit Kat Club, a nightclub in pre-WWII Berlin that showcases musical entertainment and loose morals. Nightclub singer Sally Bowles entertains Berliners who have come to escape the reality of the Nazi Party’s growing influence.
If you’ve never attended the Hart House Theatre, you’ll find it in the underbelly of Hart House, the University of Toronto’s hub of arts and culture. Hart House Theatre employs professional and student actors in its productions and performs comedies, musicals and dramas from well-known North American and international playwrights. The annual playbill includes one Shakespeare play (this past fall, Macbeth was performed).
Performances are Wednesday to Saturday at 8 p.m. with an additional 2 p.m. performance on Saturday, January 28, 2012. A special talk-back with the director and cast will be held after the January 14th show. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for seniors and students with special $10 tickets for students on Wednesday performances.
Hart House Theatre, 7 Hart House Circle, 416-978-8849