August 17 - September 2, 2012
Book by Joe Masteroff
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
The scene is a night club in Berlin, as the 1920's are drawing to a close. The Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience to the show and assures them that, whatever their troubles, they will forget them at the Cabaret. His songs provide wry commentary throughout the show. On the train to Berlin we find Cliff, a young American writer, and Ernst, a German who surprises Cliff by putting his briefcase among Cliff's luggage at the German border. History is in the process of being made. Musical numbers include It Couldn't Please Me More, Willkommen, Cabaret, Don't Tell Mama and Two Ladies. We find Cliff on the train again, now leaving Berlin alone. He writes about Sally and the people of Berlin leading up to the Third Reich. It has been a tumultuous and heartbreaking era. Photos by Ricardo Cook and Tim Poitevin.
Kimberly McFerron (Sally) So happy to be joining the SSR gang again and beyond thrilled to be playing the role of a lifetime!!! SSR credits include: The Rocky Horror Show (Janet) and Joseph... (Potiphar's Wife). Other Seattle credits include Pump Boys and Dinettes (Renton Civic/Bellevue Civic), Sundays at Tiffany's (Village Theatre), The Magic Flute (Seattle Opera), The Drowsy Chaperone (Seattle Musical Theatre). AMDA NY graduate. Such a huge thank you to Troy, Josh, Mark, Jen, and the amazingly fierce cast I get to play with every night! Here's to yet another adventure with Curly & Squish.
Carol Richmond (Schneider) Carol is thrilled to be making her debut at SecondStory with Cabaret! She has previously performed in Tacoma, Olympia and Renton. Favorite roles include Bubbie in Crossing Delancey (Renton Civic Theatre), Kate Jerome in Brighton Beach Memoirs (Capital Playhouse), Golde in Fiddler on the Roof (Lakewood Playhouse) and Vera Charles in Auntie Mame (Tacoma Little Theatre). Huge thanks to Troy for this opportunity and much love always to Elizabeth and Taylor.
Brett Brennan (Victor) is happy to be making his SSR debut! After previously playing Victor in Cabaret (The Schoolyard) this past Spring, Brett was last seen as Boy in Watermyth (Fruition Productions), Herb Gordon in Stalag 17 (Endangered Species Project), and as Simple in The Merry Wives of Windsor (Seattle Shakespeare Company). Brett received his BFA in Theater from Cornish College of the Arts.
Paul Gauger (Herman) For the past four years Paul has studied classical singing and performance with instructor Erich Parce, his focus being in opera. But there really isn't much he won't try, whether it be crooning Sinatra in a suit, or growling "Rocky Horror" tunes in stilettos and nylons. As long as he is on stage performing he is happy. When not singing and dancing he can usually be found wasting valuable practice time playing video games or sleeping.
Brock Madden (Hanz) This is Brock's first show with SecondStory Rep since moving to Seattle 3 years ago. You might have last seen him in Burien Little Theatre's production of "Tommy" last winter. Also, he's known to gallivant with the Seattle Men's Chorus in various venues across Seattle. Brock dedicates his performance to his partner, Ricardo Cook.
Tamara Helland (Rosie) is a recent graduate from CWU with her BFA in Musical Theater. Favorite roles have included Sally (Cabaret), Little Becky 2Shoes (Urinetown), and Velma (WSS). Dream roles are Peter Pan and Elle Woods. Thanks to Troy, SSR, my teachers, my friends, and my families. Special thanks to TJ and Buster the Bulldogge.
Daniel Stoltenberg (Ernst) This is Daniel's first show with SecondStory Rep and he is pleased as punch to work with such a talented team. Recent shows include Timepieces with Seattle Playwright's Collective, Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along Blog with Balagan Theatre, Antony & Cleopatra with GreenStage, and Evil Dead the Musical with ArtsWest, where he will appear in Next Fall, somewhat paradoxically being performed next spring. Thank you for choosing live theater.
Matt Posner (Cliff) National Tour: Camelot (Lancelot). 5th Avenue: Damn Yankees; Village Theatre: Fiddler on the Roof (Upcoming), Show Boat, Saint Heaven, Gypsy King; Harlequin: Summer in the 60’s, Stardust; SSR: Rocky Horror; TMP: Urinetown, Grease, Rent, Wedding Singer, Xanadu; BA Theatre Arts: Plymouth State University. Matthew also teaches with TMP and Big Star Studios. Matthew just cut his first Solo Album with Spiritborne Productions and is accepting donations towards its completion. Love to Kristin, Family, Thanks Matt #1
Robbie Turner (Emcee) has been performing for local audiences for the last seven years, having been seen in the celebrity impersonation show LE FAUX at Julia's On Broadway as Liza Minnelli, Kylie Minogue, Nicole Kidman & more recently as Lady Gaga. Robbie was also labeled as a Seattle fashion icon in Seattle Magazine's fashion issue in 2010.
Adrienne Baltz (Texas) is delighted to be back for her second show at SSR. She has performed throughout the Puget Sound region, and some favorite credits include Zaneeta in The Music Man (Village), Val in A Chorus Line (Capital Playhouse, SSR), Chava in Fiddler on the Roof (TMP), Anybodys in Westside Story, and Dainty June in Gypsy. Bones to Zippy!
Tori Spero (Helga) is extremely excited to be doing her debut show with SecondStory and with such a gifted cast. Tori has recently been seen in Balagan's "Spring Awakening" and Village's "Iron Curtain". She would like to thank her family, friends and Paddy for the love and support she receives everyday from them. Also a huge thank you to Troy, Jen and the amazing creative team for Cabaret!!!
Krista Curry (Fritzie) is a senior Theatre Arts major at University of Puget Sound. She is thrilled to be performing in one of her favorite shows for the second time! Previous roles include Johanna in Sweeney Todd, Penny in Hairspray, Little Sally in Urinetown, and Reno in Anything Goes. This is her first show with SecondStory Repertory.
David-Edward Hughes (Herr Schultz) is thrilled to finally be in the cast of a great Kander & Ebb musical. and such a great one, with rockin’ SSR. D-E has been directing /producing /and writing aplenty but his last stage role (and a favorite) was Otto in THE FOOD CHAIN for Straight-Edge Theatrics. Other dream roles were Bazzard in DROOD, Melvin P. Thorpe in BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE and Norman in THE BOYS NEXT DOOR which won him a Hawaii State Theatre award for Excellence by a Lead Actor. He is Talkinbroadway.com’s Seattle scribe, and co-founded and co-artistic directed Showtunes! (back when it had an exclamation point), Thanks for this gift of a role, Troy. Love to my fiancée James, and our baby Kitty Carlisle.
Sophia Federighi (Kost) is delighted to be returning to SSR stage for Cabaret! Some of her favorite past roles include Mary Lane (Reefer Madness, BLT), The Pirate King (Pirates of Penzance, STAGEright), Gabriel (BJ: A Musical Romp, STAGEright), and Hot Blades (Urinetown, BPA). She would like to thank her family and friends for their love and support, Troy for including her in this incredible, innovative production, and Jordan for being her POS. Enjoy the show!
Julian Mein (Child) is 10 years old. He started acting at age 5 and is especially passionate about musical theater. Julian has been in productions at The Bear Creek School (Antonio, “The Merchant of Venice”), Outsider’s Inn Collective (Son, “A Yorkshire Tragedy”), Studio East (Munchkin Coroner, “The Wizard of Oz”) and CORE Theatrics (Pig Pen, “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown”).
Amanda Louise (Lulu/Dance Captain) holds her B.F.A. in Musical Theater from Central Washington University. This past summer Amanda also had the amazing opportunity to tour overseas throughout the countries of Bulgaria and Italy with the Varna Music Academy where she choreographed and starred as a featured soloist in the musical revue A Night on Broadway. Amanda has been featured in several shows with Central Theatre Ensemble including the title role in the musical adaptation of Peter Pan, Sarah in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Colin in The Secret Garden, and finally part of the zany ensemble in Urinetown the Musical. Amanda is thrilled to return to the stage at SecondStory where she most recently got down with the Time Warp in their production of The Rocky Horror Show. Thanks to the family for always supporting her endeavors.
Bo Mellinger (Bobby) is back on the SSR stage again after sold-out runs of Joseph and the...Dreamcoat (Joseph) and The Rocky Horror Show (Rocky). Other credits include Spring Awakening (Ens. & Ernst/Georg u/s), The Drowsy Chaperone (Robert Martin), The King's Proposal (Queen Roger), and Pick-Up Artist: The Musical (Drake). Be sure to catch him in Seattle Musical Theatre's upcoming production of Altar Boyz!
Eric Hagreen (Max) is so excited to be working with such fun people here at SecondStory Rep. A recent graduate of Ithaca College, Eric’s favorite roles include Moritz in Spring Awakening at Cornell University and Robert in Proof (Ithaca College), among others.
Chris Trimis (Drums) is a second year Percussion Performance major at the University of Washington. He has studied with Gunnar Folsom, Brian Pfiefer, Tom Collier, and Mike Crusoe and has been seen in performances for various groups at Benaroya Hall, Meany Theater, and the Moore Theater among others. He is excited to be a part of this production of Cabaret!
Dave Spangler (Trumpet) Having just played in SSR’s production of Chicago earlier this year, Dave is still in the jazz groove in his milestone 10th show. He plays trumpet with the Microsoft Orchestra and Woodinville Community Band, and cornet with Puget Brass.
Anita Wong (Clarinet/Saxophone) Anita is delighted to return to SSR and be a part of this production after playing Chicago this past season! She is a freelance web developer, and she also plays the clarinet in the Microsoft Orchestra, the Woodinville Concert Band, and the River Winds Concert Band. Remember … Life is a Cabaret!
Mae Kane (Flute/Clarinet/Saxaphone) This is Mae's first production with SSR and she is very excited to be here. She is a busy mom of 4 beautiful girls, does accounting work for a local Aerospace company, and is pursuing her Master's with the University of Illinois. She also plays clarinet in the Microsoft Orchestra and River Winds Concert Band.
PRODUCTION TEAM BIOS
Josh Anderson (Music Director) Josh is thrilled to be joining such a talented director, cast and crew for his first show at SSR! Previously he has directed and/or music directed for Theater Artists Olympia, Olympia Family Theater, Capitol Playhouse, TESC and Tacoma Musical Playhouse. He has also appeared onstage in numerous roles, favorites include Herod (JCS- CP), Melvin P. Thorpe (Best Little Whorehouse...-CP), and has taught for several education programs (TMP, Kids At Play-CP, Broadway Bound, Seattle Musical Theater), including several quarters as guest faculty at The Evergreen State College. He also performs as veteran vaudevillian Saul Tannenbaum, and works as a private vocal coach and a marine consultant.
Katerina Gawlak (Stage Manager) Katerina has recently celebrated her second year living in Seattle, and has had a wonderful time working as a stage manager in the Seattle area. She thinks it is tremendous that she is working at SecondStory again after her work on Season 13 stage managing Dear Edwina, Jr., Click, Clack, Moo: cows that type, The 39 Steps, Joseph and the… , Rocky Horror Show, and Charles Way’s Beauty and the Beast. A million thanks to Mark and Jen for this opportunity and hugs to Disco Superfly.
Alyssa Milione (Lighting Designer) is thrilled to once again be working at SecondStory. She is a recent transplant to Seattle from Vermont and holds a Bachelors of the Arts Degree from Florida State University with a dual focus in lighting design and stage management. Some of her favorite credits include Machinal (Asolo Conservatory), Some Enchanted Evening (Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center), and Hair (FSU). Special thanks to Homie G and Sams.
Troy Wageman (Director/Choreographer) I am honored to return to SSR after staging last season’s production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. As a performer he has performed in some of the leading musical theater houses in the country including, Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre, Village Theatre, ArtsWest, Houstons Theatre Under The Stars, American Musical Theatre Of San Jose, The Ordway, and Lyric Light Opera. Favorite credits include: Beauty and the Beast (Gaston), The Full Monty (Ethan) Pippin (Lewis), Bat Boy (Bat Boy), West Side Story (Diesel), Brigadoon (Tommy), A Chorus Line (Don), Footloose (Willard), Cabaret (Hanz), Peter Pan (Hook), Evita, How to Succeed, and Hello Dolly. B.A s in Music/Vocal Performance and Theater from Eastern School of Music and Theatre. Proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.
Chelsea Blum (Costume Designer) is a Seattle-based freelance Costume Designer. Previous Theater credits include: Lizzie Borden (Village Originals), Spring Awakening (Balagan Theatre), Godspell, Hairspray, 13, Save As… High School Musical, Into The Woods (Village Theatre Kidstage), HSM Pinafore, Cox & Box (Gilbert & Sullivan Society), Radiance, Welcome Home Dean Charbonneau (Seattle Rep Poncho), …Millie, Little Shop of Horrors (Hi-Liners), City of Crooked Teeth (iDiom Theater), A Dinner Theater (On The Boards), Lobby Hero (Seattle Public Theater), and she will be designing Village Theatre’s upcoming mainstage production of Trails. Chelsea holds the position of Associate Costume Department Manager for Seattle Repertory Theatre and is also the Costume Shop Manager for the Intiman’s Summer Festival.
Mark Chenovick (Set Design/Technical Director) has been designing, building, and painting sets since the mid-eighties. Having the fortune to begin his theatrical career under the tutelage of Don McLaughlin in his hometown of Helena Montana, Mark continued his training at the University of Washington where he was accepted into the Graduate Design Seminar his sophomore year. With subsequent degrees in Art History and Drama, Mark went on to serve as technical director/designer for multiple organizations including: Virginia Musical Theatre, Fort Peck Summer Theatre, the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Little Theater of the Rockies, and the Norfolk Governor’s School for the Arts. As Technical Director/Production Manager of the national tour of Anything Goes (starring Gloria Loring) Mark travelled around the United States and Canada realizing that there is no place quite as wonderful as the Pacific Northwest. Shortly after the turn of the millennium, and following a brief stint as a carpenter at The Studio Theatre in Washington D.C., he moved back to Seattle. Locally he has worked behind the scenes for the Village Theatre, Seattle Musical Theatre, Redwood Theatre, and, of course, SecondStory Repertory.
Mark Chenovick (Sound Design) I began my sound design journey splicing reel-to-reel tape together in the basement of the original Penthouse Theater on the University of Washington campus but it was my brief time in the MFA program at Utah State University, where I learned the joys of digital sound design, and subsequently, became hooked on sound design for life. Having provided composed and curated underscoring and soundscaping, original and sourced sound effects, and performance amplification services for multiple theaters across the US, I have felt the most at home at SSR. Special thanks to Squolfie, ‘lil Squolf, and my extended family. You are the music of my life. #bandistoohot #sorrynotsorry
Mark Chenovick (Projection Design) has designed projections for over 100 shows in the last ten years. Prior to that he worked with CJS design, a website design and hosting company, developing custom websites for clients ranging from Draper Valley Farms to Seattle Film Group. He also co-created and ran the now defunct SeattleActor.com, a website focused on Seattle area theater, featuring audition listings, helpful articles, and show reviews. In addition to projections, Mark also designs all of the marketing materials you see at SSR including; posters, show graphics, and website. All my love to Jen. Enjoy the show!