Funhouse Lounge


Fuse Theatre Ensemble presents Cabaret!

A government bent on silencing the media and cleansing its citizenry; lies and corruption dominate the headlines; nationalism slowly infects us and our neighbors start to disappear.

Outside… life is disappointing. But in the Kit Kat Klub… life is BEAUTIFUL!!

Come witness an event unlike any other in Portland as Fuse Theatre Ensemble and The OUTwright Theatre Festival present a site-specific rendering of queer icons John Kander and Fred Ebb’s most iconic musical, Cabaret. Step back in time to investigate the present as last century’s headlines become today’s tweets and we are reminded once again how society can creep slowly towards fascism without even realizing it.

There is no use permitting the Prophet of Doom to wipe every smile away. Life is a Cabaret, old chum. Come to the Cabaret!!

Content warning: Mature audience only. Nazi imagery. Nudity. Implied alcohol and drug use.

Book by Joe Masteroff
Based on the play by John Van Druten
and Stories by Christopher Isherwood
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Directed and Designed by Rusty Tennant
Choreographed by Kate Mura
Musical Direction by Matt Insley
Costume Design by Jessica Bobillot
Stage Managed by Jenn Lindell

Sally – Gwendolyn Duffy
Emcee – Ernie Lijoi
Cliff – Alec Cameron Lugo
Fraulein Schneider – Dmae Roberts
Herr Schultz – Glenn Williams
Ernst – Michael J. Teufel
Fraulein Kost – Sara Fay Goldman
Ensemble – Christopher Beatty,
Kimo Camat,
Kate Faye Cummings,
Nikolas Hoback,
Shani Harris-Bagwell,
Signe Larsen,
Sofia May-Cuxim

Directed by: Rusty Tennant