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Redondo Beach Union presents Cabaret
Redondo Beach Union presents Cabaret
Lawrence Chaves

Redondo Union High School Theater Arts presents Cabaret.

Cabaret, with music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, is a musical based on the play, “I Am a Camera,” written by John Van Druten, adapted from the novella, “Goodbye to Berlin” by Christopher Isherwood. Set in 1931 Berlin, Cabaret tells the story of Sally Bowles, a 19-year-old English cabaret performer at the racy Kit Kat Klub and her relationship with the young American writer, Cliff Bradshaw. Its subplot revolves around the doomed romance between German boarding house owner Fräulein Schneider and her elderly suitor Herr Schultz, during the Nazi’s rise to power. The 1966 Broadway production became a such hit that it inspired numerous subsequent productions, as well as the 1972 film by the same name.

The school's production takes on some rather adult themes such as a menage a trois, prostitution, abortion, and of course the Nazi rise to power. However, director, Justin Baldridge and student director, Jennifer Duong, covered these touchy topics with class and just the right amount of subtlety to make it appropriate for the nearly every age group, including teenage boys. The entire cast and crew put on an incredibly professional and visually fun performance.

Show times are on March 14th, 15th, 20th & 21st at 7pm and March 22nd at 2pm.

Tickets are $10 presale available at ASB, Cast/Crew or $15 at the door. They can also be purchased online at

All shows will be held at RUHS Auditorium, One Seahawk Way, Redondo Beach CA 90277 (PCH / Diamond).

On March 21st at 5:30pm, prior to the show opening doors, RUHS TAB will be holding a special silent auction fundraiser. Come to the show early, bid on items and meet the cast at the pre-show "Talk Back" at 6:30 in the auditorium.

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