Boston College is known for many things—the business school, spending too much money on landscaping, lots of stairs, an affinity for Vineyard Vines—but there is one thing that everyone knows to be true: BC students are capable of incredible things. One of these amazing accomplishments that is very close to The Rock’s heart is the upcoming production of Cabaret, directed by our very own writer Chris Pinto ’16, through the Boston College Dramatics Society.
Each semester, the Boston College Dramatics Society, often referred to as DS, offers the opportunity to students to direct and produce a play or musical, to be presented in the Bonn Studio Theatre. This semester’s production of Cabaret is not only directed by a senior, but also has Dom Tomanelli ’16, Grace Fucci ’17, and Cindy Moon ‘17, working as set designer, costume designer, and stage manager, respectively. On the musical side of things, Andrew Troum ’16 joins the team as choreographer along with Andrew Malley ’16 as music director. This production will mark the 150th season of DS’s existence.
For those who don’t know the story of Cabaret, it is set in Berlin in 1932, right as the Nazi regime beings to come to power. A cabaret performer at the seedy Kit Kat Klub, Sally Bowles (played by Taylor Tranfaglia ’18) begins a relationship with the aspiring American novelist Cliff Bradshaw (played by Jared Reinfeldt ’16). She, like most others, is completely oblivious to the horrors of the Nazi’s treatment of people, especially her friend Herr Schultz (played by Joe McCarthy ’17), a Jew who is too optimistic to notice the dangers he is in. Cliff eventually becomes disenchanted with Berlin and its growing Nazi rule, and begs Sally to return to America with him and leave the cabaret she has grown to love so much.
Cabaret is set to open tonight, April 20th, and run through Saturday, April 23rd. Make sure you see what the director has dubbed “a style of show completely different from what has been seen at BC the past few years,”—which guarantees an excellent time. Get your tickets to see Cabaret in the Bonn Studio Theater in the Robsham Theater Arts Center!
Photo Courtesy of the Boston College Dramatics Society