Nik Alexander and Krysta Rodriguez lead Barrington Stage Company's upcoming production of Kander and Ebb's Cabaret, running at the Massachusetts theatre beginning June 14 and continuing through July 8. BSC Artistic Director Alan Paul is directing. Get a first look at the upcoming production from the rehearsal room in the video above.
Alexander is The Emcee to Rodriguez's Sally Bowles. They will share the Boyd-Quinson Stage with Alysha Umphress (On the Town, Mr. Saturday Night at BSC) as Fraulein Kost, Richard Kline (Three's Company, Waitress) as Herr Schultz, Dan Amboyer (Younger) as Cliff Bradshaw, Candy Buckley (Cabaret) as Fraulein Schneider, and Tom Story (Berkshire's Arsenic and Old Lace) as Ernst Ludwig with ensemble members Max Antonio Gonzalez, Julia Harnett, Kim Hudman, Lina Lee, Charles Mayhew Miller, Ryland Marbutt, Fredric Odgaard, James Rose, and Tiffany Topol.
The production will also feature choreography by Katie Spelman, music direction by Angela Steiner, scenic design by Wilson Chin, costume design by Rodrigo Muñoz, lighting design by Philip Rosenberg, sound design by Ken Travis, and wig design by Mary Martin. Jason Brouillard is production stage manager.
The musical, which premiered on Broadway in 1966, features a book by Joe Masteroff (from John Van Druten's play I Am a Camera and stories by Christopher Isherwood) and a score with music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. Set in Weimar-era Germany, the story follows an American writer living in Berlin during the rise of Adolph Hitler. The classic score introduced such songs as "Willkommen," "Don't Tell Mama," and the title number.