Caberet: A tantilizing performance by RU Theatre

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By: Hannah Lindquist

If you did not get the chance to see The College of Visual and Performing Arts and the School of Dance and Theater’s production of Cabaret, you truly missed out! Opening night was on Tuesday, March 25 and Pridemore Playhouse was nearly packed to the brim with students, faculty and local residents.  Members of Radford’s student body put on a production I am sure the audience won’t forget.

Set in the early 1930’s Berlin, as the Nazi’s are ascending to power and the Kit Kat Klub is the center of entertainment.  The plot focuses on young performer Sally Bowles, played by Lauren Martin, as well as her budding relationship with American writer Cliff Bradshaw, played by Brandon Leatherland.  Emcee, played by Justin Kline can only be described as captivating.  With his provoking dance moves, and enticing voice it was apparent his character consumed the audience.

Senior Lori Hofecker  was in awe.

“I had never seen Cabaret before this.  It was a surprise the show was as scandalous as it was, but I loved every minute,” she said. Having priorly participated in theater productions herself, she appreciated the risk taken to put on such a provocative show.

Months of preparation and a close-knit cast were the perfect recipe for this successful show.  Cabaret has absolutely raised the bar for future shows at RU, leaving many in anticipation for what production will be put on next.  Until then, we are left with memories of fish net stockings, fabulous music and the intense nightlife of the Kit Kat Klub.