Under the direction of Bill Berry, the environmental staging of Cabaret runs through June 28 at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts.
Joining Kritzer for the Houston production are Leo Ash Evens (West Side Story) as the Emcee, Tyler Hanes (A Chorus Line) as Cliff Bradshaw, Allen Fitzpatrick as Herr Schultz, Suzy Hunt as Fraulein Schneider, Angie Louise as Fraulein Kost and Mike McGowan as Ernst Ludwig.
The ensemble includes David Alewine, Tommy Berklund, Chris Canal, Emilee Dupré, Tim Hausmann, Storey Hinojosa, Tony Johnson, Freddie Kimmel, Carlynn Laurie, Jeremy Leiner, Johnathan Luna, Kate Marilley, Betty Marie Muessig, Jack Paddison, Maya Perkins, Troy L. Wageman, Kristin Warren, Paige Wheat and Dana Winke.
Cabaret features choreography by Bob Richard and musical direction by Ian Eisendrath. The design team comprises Tom Sturge (set and lighting design), Thomas G. Marquez (costume design) and Christopher "Kit" Bond (sound design).
Leslie Kritzer was most recently seen Off-Broadway in Paul Scott Goodman's rock musical Rooms at New World Stages. She also appeared as Jane Hurley in the intimate Broadway musical A Catered Affair and in the original cast of Legally Blonde the Musical. A Special Achievement MAC Award winner for her show Leslie Kritzer Is Patti LuPone at Les Mouches, Kritzer was Drama Desk-nominated for her performance Off-Broadway in The Great American Trailer Park Musical. Her stage credits also include Hairspray, Batboy, Godspell and Fanny Brice in the acclaimed Paper Mill Playhouse production of Funny Girl. Cabaret features a book by Joe Masteroff, based on the John Van Druten play "I Am a Camera" and the original stories by Christopher Isherwood. John Kander and Fred Ebb penned the Tony-Award winning score to the musical that features such hits as "Willkommen," "Maybe This Time," "So What," "Don't Tell Mama," "I Don't Care Much" and the title song.
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