The Adirondack Summer Playhouse puts a unique twist on the musical “Cabaret” in three performances this weekend on Gore Mountain. The production, which runs July 11-13, takes place in a modern “Spiegeltent,” an Austrian mirrored circus tent, offering classic German beer and goodies such as knödel, bratwurst, sauerkraut, sausages and pretzels.
“Cabaret” is set in Berlin in 1931, as the Nazis are rising to power. It focuses on nightlife at the seedy Kit Kat Klub and revolves around the 19-year-old English cabaret performer Sally Bowles and her relationship with the young American writer Cliff Bradshaw. Overseeing the action is the master of ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub. “Cabaret,” which made its Broadway debut in 1966, won eight Tony Awards; a Broadway revival in 1998 won four Tony Awards and three Drama Desk Awards. The show was adapted into a film in 1972 starring Liza Minelli.
“This classic is sure to dazzle and delight audiences,” says Stephen Svoboda, executive director of the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts and the Red House Arts Center. “Theatergoers are invited to come early and ride the gondola to the top of Gore Mountain, where they can get a breathtaking view of the Adirondacks and enjoy a beer and treats.”
“Cabaret on Gore Mountain” is produced in partnership with the Red House Arts Center and is supported by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts. It is one of six productions offered this summer by the Adirondack Summer Playhouse (formerly known as the Adirondack Lakes Summer Theater Festival).
Performances start at 7 p.m. July 11, 12 and 13. Tickets, which include a chairlift ride to the top of the mountain, are $50 for adults and teenagers; $40 for members of the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts. For tickets or more information, go to http://www.adksummerplayhouse.