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Coming to
12th Avenue Arts
Nov 22 - Dec 15!

Wilkommen to the Kit Kat Club!

Leave your troubles at the door - in here, life is beautiful!


Kander & Ebb’s legendary and haunting story centered around the Kit Kat Club comes to sumptuous life in a daringly intimate production at 12th Avenue Arts.

The wickedly delightful Master of Ceremonies invites you to enter the club and experience a fresh take on the iconic score and unforgettable characters in an immersive, thrilling experience. VIP tables with complimentary bubbly, daring new choreography by rising star Alyza DelPan-Monley, and a bandstand club environment will make you a part of the wild excess and thrills of this 1929 Berlin.

CABARET features an all-star cast led by the incomparable M.C., Casey DeCaire, and a riveting performance by Seattle star and Broadway veteran Tanesha Ross as the beloved Sally Bowles.

Tickets for this special event are limited, so act quickly to secure your seats for this unforgettable event!

Content Advisory

CABARET contains strong sexual content, some partial nudity, and depictions of domestic violence and violence motivated by hatred for race and sexual orientation.


 

CAST

Emcee: Casey DeCaire
Sally Bowles: Tanesha Ross
Cliff Brandshaw: Christopher Puckett
Fraulein Schneider: Teri Lee Thomas
Herr Schultz: Mark Rabe
Ernst: Kenon Veno
Kost: Callie Williams
Kit Kat Girls: Alexandra Orme
Alyssa Hope Maas
Azaria Johnson
Gemma Balinbin
Hannah Knapp-Jenkins
Natalie Thompson
Kit Kat Boys: Karin Terry
Matt Dela Cruz
Nicholas Parsons

PRODUCTION TEAM

Stage Director: Phil Lacey
Music Director: Brandon Peck
Choreographer: Alyza DelPan-Monley
Costume Design: Jon Albritton
Lighting Design: Ahren Buhmann
Scenic Design: Burton Yuen
Props Design: Aiyana Stephens
Stage Manager: Christina Masson Ronquillo

 

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Tanesha Ross as
Sally Bowles

Tanesha is ecstatic to be playing this iconic role in the Seattle Gilbert and Sullivan Society’s production of Cabaret! Most recently, Tanesha was seen in SMT’s Aida, in the title role. Past credits include, Pippin, Rocky Horror Show, (5th Ave Theatre), Aida, Saint Heaven (Seattle Times Footlight Award), In the Heights, (Village Theatre), HAIR (Broadway, Broadway National Tour), Rio (New York Musical Festival) RENT, Les Miserables (New York Regional), and Strowlers, on Amazon Prime. Love and thanks to her husband Markus, Phil, Brandon, and the entire cast and crew. Hals und Beinbruch!!!

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Casey DeCaire as
The Emcee

Casey is a queer theatre artist, teacher, and fitness trainer who has found home and a community in Seattle. He couldn't be more honored with the opportunity to share this story with you.

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Christopher Puckett as
Cliff Bradshaw

Christopher has been in Seattle for two years, working as a teacher, music director, and performer. Recent roles include Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady, Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music, and the Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance. He is a graduate of Seattle Pacific University and the Bard College Conservatory of Music.

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Teri Lee Thomas as
Fraulein Schneider

Diverse credits span four decades in six states, including Shakespeare, classics, new plays, musicals, TV, film. Some notables: Harlequin (The Women); SecondStory Rep (Steel Magnolias); Village Theatre (Crimes of the Heart, Secret Garden, My Fair Lady, Pirates of Penzance, Miracle Worker, Heidi); Seattle Children’s Theatre (Sherlock Holmes); Seattle Shakespeare (Merry Wives of Windsor); Texas Shakespeare Festival (Hamlet, Importance of Being Ernest, Tartuffe, Daisy Bradford, Guys and Dolls); Seattle Musical Theatre (You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Fiddler on the Roof, Secret Garden).

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Mark Rabe as
Herr Schultz

Mark Rabe – delighted to be back with G&S after playing King Gama in Princess Ida (Gregory Award nomination - whahhh?!?) & Jack Point in Yeomen. Other roles include: Cosme McMoon -Souvenir (2ndStoryRep, & ART Spokane); Hamlet; Max -Lend Me A Tenor; Arthur -Camelot. Nationally: touring coast-to-coast (+Bath, England!) as Pianist/joke-target in An Evening With Groucho starring Frank Ferrante. Selected Music-Director credits: Oh, Coward! -Seattle Rep; Wizard of Oz, & more -Seattle Children's Theatre; Falsettos, Nine, & many more -Showtunes Theatre.

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Kenon Veno as
Ernst

Kenon Veno was recently seen in ReAct Theatre’s production of Salty as Edward/Mason. He was also recently seen in Play Your* Part’s production of Mae West’s The Drag as Allen Grayson. Kenon received his BA in Theatre from Keene State College in December of 2017, and he has also trained and studied at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center with the National Theater Institute. He moved to Seattle shortly after graduating to pursue his career in acting.

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Callie Williams as
Kost

Callie Williams is thrilled to get to experience Cabaret with an amazing cast and crew. Hailing from Las Vegas originally, she has been fortunate to perform in an array of productions ranging from August: Osage County to Pericles to Hairspray. She’s a graduate from the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts.

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Alie Orme as
Kit Kat Girl

Alie is honored and excited to be performing with Gilbert and Sullivan for the first time. Performing Fosse-inspired movement is one of her most favorite things to do, and getting back in touch with her dance roots is long overdue. Alie is a Company Member with Dacha Theatre, with whom she most recently played the Queen in the Northwest premiere of The Light Princess. Other credits include Dacha's Ghost Party (Movement Director), Dacha's An Awfully Big Adventure (Omnes), and Ever-After Theatre's Alice in Wonderland (Alice). By day, Alie is addressed as "Ms. Orme" by a third-grade classroom in Seattle. Big love to her Seattle family and to her newlywed hubby, Greg Raab.

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Alyssa Hope Maas as
Kit Kat Girl

Alyssa is thrilled to be making her G&S debut with CABARET! Past roles include Amneris in AIDA (SMT), Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors (SCC), Lucy in Jekyll and Hyde (RCT), Fraulein Kost in Cabaret (RCT), Gabriella in Boeing Boeing (SSR), Meg in Little Women (SMT), and Svetlana in Chess (SSR). Alyssa is a CWU BFA Musical Theatre alumni, and she participated in the Varna International Summer 2011 tour in Bulgaria and Italy. In her spare time she bakes with Bit Part Bakery! Thanks to friends and family on and off the stage! Love to you all!

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Azaria Johnson as
Kit Kat Girl

Azaria has lived in the Seattle area for the past year and a half. This area has been very good to her in all aspects of life, especially the theatrical opportunities she's been given. Azaria's first summer here was spent chanting "Omigod!" as a Delta Nu in Legally Blonde, she was then Dance Captain for Once on this Island, and appeared as Maria in 9 to 5: The Musical all through Twelfth Night Productions. She'd like to thank her family and friends for always supporting her dreams.

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Hannah Knapp-Jenkins as Kit Kat Girl

Hannah Knapp-Jenkins is thrilled to be making her Seattle Gilbert and Sullivan Society debut in Cabaret! Some of Hannah’s favorite past roles include Sophie Sheridan (Mamma Mia!), Diva (Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Berthe (Pippin), Lucy Van Pelt (You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown), Martha Dunnstock (Heathers), Margot (Legally Blonde), and Ensemble (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat). Hannah was last seen playing a Squirelle in SSR Theater for Young Audience’s production of Elephant and Piggie’s “We are in a Play!”. Hannah earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Washington, with a double degree in Musical Theater and Drama, and attended the Summer 2016 Professional Musical Theater Training Program at Collaborative Arts Project 21 (CAP21). Hannah would like to thank Phil, Brandon and the SGSS team for this wonderful opportunity, and send hugs and kisses to her friends and family!

Visit online at: www.hannahknapp-jenkins.com / IG: @hannahknappjenkins


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Gemma Balinbin as
Kit Kat Girl

Gemma Balinbin (soprano) is excited to be back with the Gilbert and Sullivan Society following her debut as Sacharissa in Princess Ida this summer. Other recent credits include: La Princesse (L’enfant est les Sortilèges), Belinda (Dido and Aeneas), Gertie Cummings (Oklahoma!), The Sparrow (Sparrows), and La Damoiselle (La Damoiselle élue). Special thanks to her family for their continued love and support.

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Natalie Thompson as
Kit Kat Girl

Natalie is thrilled to join Seattle G&S for the first time, and she’d like to start by thanking the whole Cabaret team! She recently graduated from the University of Washington, where she studied Early Childhood and Family Studies and danced her heart away with some incredible people. Her UW credits include The Drowsy Chaperone (Janet), Anything Goes, Pippin, and Urinetown. Love and gratitude goes to her friends, mentors, and especially her family—mom, dad, Brady, Kelsey (+Nugget), and Summer!

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Karin Terry as
Kit Kat Boy

Karin Terry (She/They) is thrilled to be back at G&S to tackle this dark and challenging show. Most recently Karin was seen as Sibella in the Northwest premier of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder with Driftwood Players. Other credits include Sweeney Todd with Reboot as Toby (Gregory Award Nomination), Princess Ida (Guron) and The Who's Tommy (Ensemble) with Seattle G&S, and Man of LaMancha (Antonia) with SecondStory Repertory. Loves and hugs to Nick, Ady, Se Se, and Jake.

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Matt Dela Cruz as
Kit Kat Boy

Matt Dela Cruz is a performer, writer and educator. He’s been focusing on writing and producing his own works this year! He presented Mr. D.C. (his first written solo show) in NYC in June through Pan Asian Repertory, premiered Tita Ester in August (a solo show he wrote about his Filipina mom) and has produced/headlined cabarets featuring the music of Britney Spears, Whitney Houston and Celine Dion. Matt’s excited to be doing his first musical in a little over a year!

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Nicholas Parsons as
Kit Kat Boy

Nicholas J. Parsons (he/him/his) is a recent graduate of Seattle University and is very pleased to be making his Musical Theatre debut in Seattle with the colorful and thought-provoking, Cabaret! Recently at 12th Avenue Arts he acted in the staged reading of Danielle Mohlman's Rushing as part of “The Scratch Syndicate” dir. Kelly Kitchens. He also, last month performed in STG’s Rocktober Playlist: Seattle at the Ballard Underground dir Kelly McMahon. Geniessen Sie die Vorstellung! (Enjoy the show!)