Join the cast and creatives of Omaha Community Playhouse's production of CABARET for a post-film performance and talkback discussing the history and legacy of the show and its journey from stage to film. Moderated by OCP's Co-Artistic Director, Alex Rodriguez.
About the Film
In Berlin in 1931, American cabaret singer Sally Bowles (Liza Minnelli) meets British academic Brian Roberts (Michael York), who is finishing his university studies. Despite Brian's confusion over his sexuality, the pair become lovers, but the arrival of the wealthy and decadent playboy Maximilian von Heune (Helmut Griem) complicates matters for them both. This love triangle plays out against the rise of the Nazi party and the collapse of the Weimar Republic.
About the Moderator
Alex Rodriguez, OCP's Co-Artistic Director - Alex is a Cuban-American theatre director, actor, and educator currently serving as Co-Artistic Director of the Omaha Community Playhouse, the largest community-based theatre in the country. He is a multi-hyphenate artist and collaborator whose work ranges from new-work development to large-scale productions. Alex recently directed and choreographed OCP’s production of Cabaret, as well as OCP’s production of Clyde’s. Alex holds an MFA in Directing from Texas State University and has taught acting and directing at Texas State University and Marymount Manhattan College. He’s passionate about representation in our stages and shining a light on untold stories. His work has been recognized for its innovation and humanity, and he believes in the power of storytelling to ignite thought, conversation, and change. Proud member of AEA and SDC (Associate).
The Reviews Are In
"All are guaranteed to leave Sally Bowles' words ringing in your ears as the credits roll: 'Divine decadence, darling!'"
-Jamie Russell, BBC.com
"Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey are electrifying; director Bob Fosse's choreography and the camera work are scintillating."
-Kim Newman, Empire Magazine