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Award winning musical Cabaret

Columbia Theatre to present award winning musical “Cabaret”

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt


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     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts is presenting the award-winning Broadway musical “Cabaret” for one night only. 
     Winner of 12 Tony awards, including Best Musical and Best Revival, Cabaret brings its energy and famous songs to the downtown Hammond theater March 7 at 7 p.m.
     Cabaret is set in Berlin in 1929, where Kit Kat Club singer Sally Bowles – a role made famous by Liza Minnelli in the 70s – is trying to live the thrilling life the city is supposed to offer. Then comes American writer Cliff Bradshaw, and Sally soon moves in with him at a boarding house. As things begin to go wrong, Sally is still determined to show the world what a good time she is having. She does not hear the voices of Nazism around her, although the others can.
     “Cabaret is one of America’s favorite musicals. Mature, thought provoking and entertaining, this show is a classic,” said Columbia Theatre Director Donna Gay Anderson. “One hour prior to curtain, complimentary German snacks will be available in our own lobby ‘cabaret.’”
     Windwood Theatricals returns to the Columbia with this exciting, imaginative musical. Called “an exceptional piece of theatre,” Cabaret features momentous hits such as “Wilkommen,” “Cabaret,” and “Don’t Tell Mama.” 
     Best known is the 1972 American film version directed by Bob Fosse and starring Minelli. The movie version was nominated for 10 Academy Awards in 1973 and won 8, including Best Actor and Best Actress.
     Tickets for Cabaret are $43, Orchestra; Loge, $47; and Balcony, $39. Tickets are available online at and at the box office, 220 E. Thomas St., 985-543-4371. Box office hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday and one hour before performance times.
     For additional information about the musical Cabaret and other Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts events, contact the theater at 985-543-4366 or visit
     Award-winning Broadway musical comes to Columbia Theatre – Cabaret, winner of 12 Tony Awards, will take center stage Sunday, March 7 at Southeastern’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts in one performance only. Curtain time is 7 p.m.

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