Last week we went to see Shaw Festival’s production of Cabaret with Juan Chioran as the Emcee, Deborah Hay as Sally Bowles and Gray Powell as Cliff Bradshaw. While the story is not a favorite, the production nailed it. It’s hard and edgy. The set while minimalistic, works as a set in the round.
Juan Chioran’s Emcee is worthy of a Tony. Deborah Hay gives Sally just a touch of innocence that hardens as the show goes on. Gray Powell gives a good performance. Worth noting he is also the lead male in the Philadelphia Story also on at Shaw.
This production is well worth seeing.