December 19, 2017

‘Cabaret’ the musical comes to Purdue University’s Elliott Hall of Music on Jan. 11

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – “Cabaret” the musical comes to Elliott Hall of Music on Jan. 11 at 7:30 p.m. This performance is presented by Purdue Convocations with support from Purdue Dining & Catering, University Place and Purdue University Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Center.

The general public is invited to attend a pre-show dinner at the Sagamore Room in the Purdue Memorial Union. Dinner tickets are $24.95 and includes tax, gratuity, food, beverage (non-alcoholic), parking and a Ticketmaster fee. Visit convocations.org/dinner for more information. 

More than a half-century after the Broadway debut of “Cabaret,” John Kander, Fred Ebb and Joe Masteroff’s Tony-winning musical endures as a force of unforgettable songcraft and scintillating social commentary. 

At the infamous Kit Kat Club in pre-World War II Germany, the emcee, singer Sally Bowles, and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize crowds and leave their troubles outside. But as life and politics grow increasingly uncertain and unstable, will the decadent allure of Berlin’s nightlife be enough for all of them to survive dangerous times? 

This touring production is based on the Roundabout Theatre Company’s Tony Award-winning revival, creatively shepherded by stage-and-screen legends Sam Mendes (“Skyfall,” and “American Beauty”) and Rob Marshall (“Into the Woods,” and “Chicago”). Through some of musical theatre’s most memorable numbers — including “Cabaret,” “Willkommen,” and “Maybe This Time” — the production explores the costs and consequences of following your heart as the world loses its way. 

Cabaret is set largely in the Kit Kat Club, where racy dancing and saucy language take center stage.

Tickets for the general public will range in cost from $26-$58. Student tickets will cost $26-$41.  Tickets are available at the Stewart Center box office at 765-494-3933 or 800-914-SHOW. Group tickets are also available to groups of 10 more. Call 765-496-1977 for more details or visit https://purdue.edu/convocations/group-sales/.

Initiated in 1902, Purdue Convocations was one of the first professional performing arts presenters in the United States. Each year, Convocations offers the region 30-40 performances of widely varying genres: Broadway-style shows, theater, dance, children's theater, world music, jazz, and chamber music, along with rock, pop, country and comedy attractions. With a vision for connecting artists and audiences in artistic dialogue and for drawing in academic discourse, Purdue Convocations aims to promote frequent exposure to and familiarity with human cultural expression in a multitude of forms and media. 

Source: Abby Eddy, Purdue Convocations director of marketing, 765-494-9712, aeeddy@purdue.edu

Note to Journalists: Publication-quality photos are available at http://www.convocations.org/press 

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