The Ghetto Cabaret
1 August - 18 August
1 – 18 August
previews: Thursday 1 August
Friday 2 August
opening night: Saturday 3 August
Tuesday to Saturday 7:30pm
ticket price: $45 – $55
bookings: 03 9662 9966
warnings: not suitable for children under 14 years of age
This production may be confronting for Holocaust survivors
Any night could be their last performance. Danger, disease and betrayal surround the Jewish musicians, singers, dancers, acrobats, opera and theatre performers thrown together and trapped in the Ghettos of WWII. But their fear is transformed into art as they try to create meaning out of the terror and chaos around them.
Full of Yiddish songs unheard for decades, The Ghetto Cabaret is provocative and challenging, revealing the black humour, courage and wit of a people struggling to survive.
Presented by fortyfivedownstairs with the Kadimah Yiddish Theatre, audiences are challenged to re-think the widely held narrative of Jews in WWII as helpless victims and instead as spiritual fighters using theatre to inspire resistance, resilience and dignity in the worst of times.
Written by Galit Klas and directed by Gary Abrahams, The Ghetto Cabaret tells a daring story created by third generation survivors rewriting the narrative of the Holocaust as a story for everyone.
The Ghetto Cabaret is supported by The Robert Salzer Foundation, Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation and Gary Peer
Writer/Performer: Galit Klas
Director: Gary Abrahams
Stage Manager: Cassandra Fumi
Musical Director/Pianist: Scott Griffiths
Performers: Jim Daly, Nelson Gardner, Galit Klas, Evelyn Krape, Joshua Reuben & Dimity Shepherd
Violinist: Alex Burkoy
Choreographer: Leanne Marsland
Set & Costume Design: Dann Barber
Lighting Design: Rachel Burke
Group 6+: $48
Early Bird: $48 (limited availability for performances 4-9 August)
Pensioners/Full-time students/MEAA members
NO BOOKING FEE SURCHARGE