Cabaret

Cabaret (2007) was a musical theatre production by The Arctic Theatre, based on the musical by Fred Ebb (lyrics), John Kander (music) and Joe Masteroff (book) after the comedy I am Camera by John van Druten, in turn based on a novel by Christopher Isherwood. The production was performed in the theatre's venue Scene Vest.

Trond Lie directed it.

The choreography was by Tomas Adrian Glans, based on Bob Fosse's original choreography.

Ida Holten Worsøe played the role of Sally Bowles, for which she was nominated for The Hedda Award 2007 in the best leading actress category.

Jørn-Bjørn Fuller-Gee played the role of Cliff Bradshaw.

Kristian Fr. Figenschow jr played the role of the Emcee.

Information

(Objekt ID 29372)
Object type Production
Premiere January 11, 2007
Produced by The Arctic Theatre
Based on Cabaret by Fred Ebb, John Kander, Joe Masteroff
Audience Adults
Audience size 12500
Language Norwegian dialect
Expressions Musical, Theatre
Running period January 11, 2007  —  March 10, 2007
Website Hålogaland Teater
More

SOURCES:

The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 02.07.2012,  http://heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/archive/?aid=770

The Arctic Theatre, ht.tr.no, 02.10.2012, http://www.ht.tr.no/index.php/theatre/showview?iShowID=145 / halogalandteater.no, 02.08.2017., http://halogalandteater.no/produksjon/2006/cabaret

Performance dates
January 11, 2007 18:00 – Scene Vest, Hålogaland Teater – Opening night
Press coverage

Lillian Bikset, Dagbladet, 12.01.2007:

"It starts with slickness and glamour, icing on the cake. The choreography (Tomas Glans) and stage design (Gjermund Andresen) are so delicate together, and lyrics, with such a flow in the Northern Norwegian translation (by Ragnar Olsen) we almost forget that there is a plot here, too. But it is when the icing breaks and the bitter taste underneath it surfaces that the cake begins to taste the best. When the party becomes dangerous, it gets meaning. Then there is no longer doubt what awaits Berlin, 1933. And this is when Cabaret becomes more than a cabaret."

Borghild Maaland, VG:

"Cabaret is the greatest effort Hålogaland Theatre has ever made. They go on with energy, luring forth smiles and sadness in a carousel of music, dance and song."

Mona Levin, Aftenposten:

"Impressive acting by the ensemble and excellent drive in a brutal musical which has its emphasis one step beyond the agenda of the authors."