Von Essen will play the Emcee in the Kander and Ebb musical, according to the actor’s official website. Cabaret will play the California theatre Aug. 9-14. The theatre’s summer series will also include mountings of Beauty and the Beast (July 5-17), West Side Story (July 19 24), Crazy for You (July 26-31), Once on This Island (Aug. 2 7), Grease! (Aug. 16-21) and The King and I (Aug. 23-28). Max von Essen recently appeared Off-Broadway in Finian's Rainbow and in the York Theatre's all-star benefit concert of Children of Eden. On Broadway the actor has been seen in Dance of the Vampires, Jesus Christ Superstar and Les Misérables; his Off-Broadway credits include The Fantasticks and John & Paul. Von Essen's regional credits are numerous and include Dorian the Musical, My Fair Lady, Hair, Blood Brothers and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. He will go it solo at Birdland March 28 and will star opposite Alice Ripley in the Paper Mill Playhouse’s production of The Baker’s Wife in April.
The Sacramento Music Circus is located at 1419 H Street in Sacramento, CA. Call (916) 557-1999 for tickets. For more information, visit www.sacramentomusiccircus.com.