Dec. 30 at Camden Opera House

Camden Stage sets champagne cabaret

Dec 12, 2012
Composer Kurt Weill and actress Lotte Lenya

Camden — James Darrah, artistic director of the new Camden Stage Festival, has announced a one-night-only theatrical romp featuring Kurt Weill’s captivating tunes to ring in the new year Sunday, Dec. 30 at 4 p.m. at the Camden Opera House, 26 Elm St./Route 1.

"Camden Stage Festival AT THE CABARET," the evening will take audiences on a thrilling musical tour of Weill’s greatest works composed during his prolific career through Berlin, Paris, Broadway and Hollywood. The entertainment will be followed by a festive champagne reception and cocktail hour.

The cabaret features Edwin Cahill and Peabody Southwell, a dynamic duo of acclaimed Weill specialists. Patrons will enter the world of the German Cabaret and travel with CSF through the sounds of 1920s Weimar; the Parisian society of the 1930s; and the musicals and film spectaculars of the 1940s, all through Weill’s iconic songs. The cabaret follows the engrossing relationship between the composer and his wife and muse Lotte Lenya, one of the greatest artistic pairings in modern history. Weill’s songbook includes the familiar songs “Mack the Knife,” “September Song,” “Moon of Alabama” and “It Never Was You,” as well as forgotten gems including “Berlin in Lights,” “Youkali — Tango Habanera,” “Nana’s Lied” and “Buddy on the Night Shift.”

All proceeds from the cabaret concert will benefit the inaugural 2013 season of the Camden Stage Festival, a new, groundbreaking professional summer festival of theater+opera productions in multiple venues throughout Camden in August 2013. Ticket prices are $50 for premium admission; and $35 for general admission, $20 for students older than 18 and $17 for younger students. Tickets may be purchased securely online at camdenstage.org/boxoffice or by calling 200-5922. Tickets will be available at the Camden Opera House Box Office on the day of the performance only. For more information, send email to boxoffice@camdenstage.org or visit camdenstage.org.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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