YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown State University Department of Theatre and Dance will present “Cabaret” on two weekends in November.
The show will run Nov. 15-17 and Nov. 22-24 in Bliss Hall’s Ford Theater. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m., and the Sunday matinee performances are at 2 p.m. All seats are general admission.
“Cabaret” is set in a Berlin nightclub as the 1920s draw to a close. The show explores the dark, heady and tumultuous life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. Musical numbers include “Willkommen,” “Cabaret,” “Don’t Tell Mama” and “Two Ladies.”
“For me, this story is a cautionary tale of what can happen when people are distracted by political divisions, economic hardships and the need to escape from the reality of what is happening around them,” Matthew Mazuroski, who directs the show, said in a news release.
Adult tickets are $16. Special-rate tickets are $8 for non-YSU students, YSU faculty and staff with valid ID, YSU alumni, senior citizens, Penguin Club members and groups of eight or more. YSU student tickets are free with valid ID. For tickets, call 330-941-3105 or go to www.ysu.tix.com.
Parking is available in the M30 Wick Avenue parking deck for a nominal fee. More information is available by calling the Office of Community Engagement and Events at 330-941-2307.