On Thursday night I went to see my niece, Sandra (Fraulein Kost) in a high school play. Well, that’s what I thought anyway. It was opening night, they performed on Friday night also. Lots of excitement all through the halls and theatre, laughter, people runnning up and down the aisles….the band tuning up. The electricity was flying and I could not wait to see the show.
“Set in 1931 Berlin as the Nazis are rising to power, it focuses on nightlife at the seedy Kit Kat Klub and revolves around the 19 year old cabaret performer Sally Bowles (Ayana) and her relationship with the young American writer Cliff Bradshaw (George)”.
My neice had sprained her ankle two weeks before and we were so worried that she would not be able to perform…..she proved us wrong……she and the entire cast were not only professional but fabulous!!!.
Emcee Brandon,Ernest Ludwig played by Praxitelis, Fraulein Schneider played by Juelia, Herr Schultz played by Zach and the Kit Kat Dancers and Girls ….their powerful voices and each and every song of the entire cast with the band was just so wonderful……they transported me and the audience to Berlin 1931 – a most dangerous place and time.
A favorite part was the dance routine If You Could See Her with Emcee Brandon and a gorilla…….under the costume was Sandra!! After laughing, I realized how serious a song it really is……gets you thinking we must never let that happen again – to anyone.
I just want to thank all the wonderful people at Cardozo High School for their talent, time and courage to bring us Cabaret!! Moral of the story……don’t miss a performance of the children in your life. They will teach you something……so slow down, stop, look, listen and love.
posted by Liz