The Fugard Theatre announces cast for Cabaret @TheFugard

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Charl-Johan Lingenfelder as the Emcee, taken by Jesse Kramer

The stellar all South African cast for the Fugard Theatre’s production of Cabaret, Kander, Ebb and Masteroff’s scintillating Tony award-winning musical, has been announced.

In the principal roles, Charl-Johan Lingenfelder (Musical Director The Rocky Horror Show, Sunset Boulevard, Emotional Creature, Orpheus in Africa) plays the Emcee, Claire Taylor (Sound of Music, Dirty Dancing, Cinderella) is Sally Bowles, Daniel Buys (Jersey Boys, Grease, The Rocky Horror Show, Mnet Idols) is Clifford Bradshaw, Mike Huff (Sound of Music, Sunset Boulevard) is Herr Schultz, Michele Maxwell (Annie, Scandal, Isidingo) is Fraulein Schneider, Shannyn Fourie (Showboat) is Fraulein Kost and Ludwig Binge (Balbesit) plays Ernst Ludwig. The talented ensemble cast includes Matthew Berry (The Rocky Horror Show, West Side Story), Sven-Eric Müller (The Rocky Horror Show, Private Presley), Michael Wallace (The Rocky Horror Show, Showboat), Lara Lipschitz (Jersey Boys, Emotional Creature), Jenna Robinson Child (The Rocky Horror Show, Grease), Delray Burns (Showboat), Kyle Jardine (Sound of Music), Chloe Perling (The Rocky Horror Show, West Side Story) Pulane Rampoana (The Rocky Horror Show, Aladdin) and Adrian Galley (The Rocky Horror Show, Showboat).

Cabaret is produced by Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre who brought audiences the smash hit musical The Rocky Horror Show. Director, Matthew Wild (The Rocky Horror Show, Il viaggio a Reims, Comedy of Errors) heads the outstanding creative team, with Louisa Talbot (The Rocky Horror Show, Resident Choreographer High School Musical) as Choreographer, Charl-Johan Lingenfelder as Musical Supervisor, Daniel Galloway (The Rocky Horror Show, Kat and the Kings, Kramer Petersen Songbook) and Ben du Plessis (Associate Lighting Designer The Rocky Horror Show, Master Harold and the Boys) on Lighting Design, Tina Driedijk (The Rocky Horror Show, The Rake’s Progress, Cosi fan Tutti) will do the Set Design and Penny Simpson (The Rocky Horror Show, Sunset Boulevard, Evita) is the Costume Designer. Mark Malherbe takes care of the Sound Design.

The Fugard Theatre looks forward to welcoming audience members to the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and the raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalise the crowd and to entice them to leave their troubles outside. But as the life of pre-WWII Germany grows more and more uncertain, will the decadent allure of Berlin nightlife be enough to get them through the dangerous times? It’s all about following your heart while the world loses its way. Some of the most memorable songs in musical theatre history are in this sinister and sexy production, including “Cabaret”, “Wilkommen” and “Tomorrow Belongs To Me”.

Enjoy the famous Fugard hospitality in the foyer before and after the show and, weather depending, the gorgeous roof top terrace champagne bar.

The production opens at the Fugard Theatre on the 10th March 2015 with tickets ranging from R100 to R230 via the Fugard Theatre box office on 021 461 4554 and Computicket. Early bird specials are still available – premium priced tickets are radically reduced for the first week of the scheduled run (10- 17 March 2015) and only available through the Fugard box office on 021 461 4554. All other bookings are available through computicket.com.

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