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The Ghetto Cabaret
1 August, 2019 - 18 August, 2019
The Ghetto Cabaret
1 – 18 August 2019
★★★★ ‘one of the most ambitious and stirring, blackly funny and profoundly sad works of cabaret I’ve seen.’ Cameron Woodhead, The Age
‘a piece of magical theatre’ Stage Whispers
1 – 18 August
previews: Thursday 1 August
Friday 2 August
opening night: Saturday 3 August
duration: approx. 90 minutes
Tuesday to Saturday 7:30pm
ticket price: $45 – $55
bookings: 03 9662 9966
warnings: not suitable for children under 14 years of age. Contains haze, coarse language, strobe lighting, loud noises, adult themes & nudity
please note: while the performance features Yiddish songs, the show has been created for an English speaking audience with many songs featuring a verse in English
Any night could be their last performance. Danger, disease and betrayal surround the Jewish musicians, singers, dancers, acrobats, opera and theatre performers thrown together and trapped in the Ghettos of WWII. But their fear is transformed into art as they try to create meaning out of the terror and chaos around them.
Full of Yiddish songs unheard for decades, The Ghetto Cabaret is provocative and challenging, revealing the black humour, courage and wit of a people struggling to survive.
Presented by fortyfivedownstairs with the Kadimah Yiddish Theatre, audiences are challenged to re-think the widely held narrative of Jews in WWII as helpless victims and instead as spiritual fighters using theatre to inspire resistance, resilience and dignity in the worst of times.
Written by Galit Klas and directed by Gary Abrahams, The Ghetto Cabaret tells a daring story created by third generation survivors rewriting the narrative of the Holocaust as a story for everyone.
The Ghetto Cabaret is supported by The Robert Salzer Foundation, Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation and Gary Peer
Writer/Performer: Galit Klas
Director: Gary Abrahams
Performers: Jim Daly, Nelson Gardner, Galit Klas, Evelyn Krape, Joshua Reuben & Dimity Shepherd
Musical Director/Pianist: Scott Griffiths
Musician: Alex Burkoy
Set & Costume Design: Dann Barber
Lighting Design: Rachel Burke
Choreographer: Leanne Marsland
Stage Manager: Cassandra Fumi
Production Assistant: Bridget McWilliams
Group 6+: $48
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