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Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Effects Shine In Cabaret

Richard Marsh Dearborn Press and Guide May 18, 1989

It was obvious a lot of time and effort went into the staging of Henry Ford Community College's "Cabaret" last weekend. Special effects by director and technical wizard George Popovich were in abundance. The best effect was during "Tomorrow Belongs to Me," sung by the waiters in Nazi uniforms, and the emcee. The serious downtrodden tune featured the emcee in black with a red spotlight on his face. When the emcee finished walking down the runway at the end of the number, the red spotlight was turned off and a black light was turned on. The emcee's face then turned into a skull.


The Ford Estate May, 1989

Lights! Camera! Action! Yes, action is what best describes the 1966 musical classic Cabaret that the Theatre Arts Department will be performing May 11, 12, 13 and 14th in the Adray Auditorium. The scene is set in pre-Nazi Berlin in the 1930's on New Year's Eve at a Cabaret. The play is very different from most musicals done in that it is a musical drama, not a musical comedy.

Written by: Joe Masterhoff
Directed by: Dr. George Popovich
May 11-14, 1989

1989 Page Award Winners

  • Best Makeup: Dr. George Popovich, Jeff Simms, Valerie Petkovich, Shannon Rochestor

Cast and Crew

  • The Emcee: Steve Nicolich
  • Clifford Bradshaw: Victor Bidini
  • Ernst Ludwig: James Komar
  • Customs Officer: Jeff Simms
  • Fraulein Schneider: Jennifer Parlette
  • Fraulein Kost: Cheri Cernan
  • Herr Schultz: Mark Powel
  • L Telephone Girl: Catherine Sweeny
  • Sally Bowles: Heather Capote
  • Girls Orchestra: Kelly Rodenberg, Lisa Rodenberg, Bethann West, Lynette Shoup
  • Two Ladies: Valerie G, Petkovich, Catherine Sweeny
  • Taxi Driver: Jeff Simms
  • Max: Jeff Simms
  • Kit Kat Girls: Elaine Pureleski, Jennifer Gentry, Jeanette Pryciak, Andrea White, Andrea Andrews, Tamara Riggs, Leslie Rains
  • German Soldiers and Waiters: Gregory Mitchell, Bill Williams, Darin Puruleski
  • Singing Waiters: Charles Campbell, John Klauke, Adam Lux, Bill Williams
  • Patrons: Pat White, Valerie G. Petkovich, Jeff Simms, Donna Montgomery, Paula Garrison