Panelists for the League of Cincinnati Theatres (LCT) have recognized Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s Cabaret with a 4 Star rating.
Cabaret, the renowned Kander and Ebb musical set in the Kit Kat Klub, a seedy pre-war nightclub in Berlin, chronicles the growing prejudice in Germany through the eyes of a visiting American writer.
Panelists said of Cabaret: “An excellently produced and performed production…Fantastic.” Panelists were particularly impressed with featured actress Mary Gordon Murray as Fraulein Schneider, “a standout, who was powerful and believable” and gave “a moving performance”. The chorus members were also praised for their outstanding dance and movement, aided by Marcia Milgram Dodge’s often “inspired” and “amazing” choreography. Finally, Angela Wendt’s was commended for her “striking” costumes: “Pearls, fringe, sequins and endless details made the costumes in this production simply stunning.”
Cabaret continues through November 16th. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.cincyplay.com.
League of Cincinnati Theatre panelists evaluate productions on a 5 star scale and recommend shows at either a 4 star or 5 star level. Nominations for LCT awards will be determined and announced at the end of the season and winners awarded at the annual LCT gala in the spring.