The Premiere Playhouse in Sioux Falls, South Dakota has released a series of publicity images for its upcoming production of Cabaret, performing at the historic Orpheum Theater in downtown Sioux Falls May 12-22. At first glance, this is a production the Sioux Falls community won’t want to miss!
In Cabaret, Cliff Bradshaw, an American author working on a novel in Berlin, meets Sally Bowles at the seedy Kit Kat Klub where she sings. When she is fired by the club owner, also her jealous boyfriend, she moves in with Cliff and the two fall in love. As the Nazis begin to take over the German government, the atmosphere of the Kit Kat Klub and the lives of Cliff and Sally begin to change drastically.
The Premiere Playhouse Season 19 Closing Production of Cabaret is filled with a talented cast led by Rachel Smith and Patrick Simonsen, both making their Orpheum stage debuts as Sally Bowles and the emcee, respectively. Back on the Orpheum stage, Tristan Chasing Hawk plays American author Clifford Bradshaw with Julie Sauer as Fräulein Schneider and Casey Kustak as Herr Schultz. Josh Allen (Ernst Ludwig) and Alexondrea Thong Vanh (Fräulein Kost/Fritzie) also return to the Orpheum stage. Rounding out the cast is a versatile and diverse cast of Kit Kat performers, including Ruthie Pottratz (Rosie/Dance Captain), Madison Lukomski (Lulu, u/s Sally), Magen Richeal (Frenchie), Marisa Moser (Texas, u /s Fr. Kost), Casey Schultz (Helga), Pierce Humke (Bobby, u/s Emcee), Jackson Heiberger (Victor, u/s Ernst), Joshua Sauer (Hans/Rudy, u/s Cliff), Clinton Store (Herman/Max/Fight Captain), Madison Gerhart (Voice of German Boy/Swing) and Christian Heiberger (Swing).
The production team and cast are led by Oliver Mayes (director/fight director). The production team includes Alex Newcomb-Weiland (Assistant Director/Combat Director), Matthew Walicke (Music Director), Magen Richeal (Choreographer), Alicia Topolnycky (Intimacy Director), Jill Clark (Scenic Designer), Corey Shelsta (Lighting Designer), Kendra Dexter (Costume Designer), Brittney Lewis (Hair & Make-Up Designer), Malia Lukomski (Sound Designer), Luke Salerno (Stage Manager/Props Artisan) and Sadie Mickelson (Assistant Stage Manager) . Cabaret is Robin Byrne’s final production as Executive and Artistic Director of The Premiere Playhouse.
Performances are at 7:00 p.m. May 12-14 and 19-21 as well as at 2 p.m. May 14-15 and 21-22. The show will take place at the Orpheum Theater Center at 315 N. Phillips Avenue.
This production contains mature themes. The Premiere Playhouse believes parents/guardians are the best decision makers on what is appropriate for their children and families.
Tickets for Cabaret are available at https://www.washingtonpavilion.org/event/cabaret. Buy your tickets while they last!
Tristan Chasing Hawk, Rachel Smith, Josh Allen
Jackson Heiberger, Pierce Humke, Patrick Simonsen, Clinton Store, Josh Sauer, Christian Heiberger
Ruthie Pottratz, Marisa Moser, Casey Schultz, Magen Richeal
Rachel Smith, Marisa Moser, Madison Lukomski, Ruthie Pottratz, Casey Schultz, Magen Richeal, Madison Gerhart
Rachel Smith Patrick Simonsen
Julie Sauer, Casey Kustak