“Cabaret” Astonishes Viewers


Macy Loyd

Freshman Evan Vines performing as the Master of Ceremonies in “Cabaret.”

Emilee Guernsey, Editor-in-chief

I have never been one to venture out to plays or musicals, but this past weekend I figured I should see at least one performance of Cedar Park’s theater before I graduate, and I do not regret it one bit. “Cabaret,” directed by Christine Hathcock, was an eye-opening, magnificent theatrical production.

Set during the rise of Hitler and Nazi Germany, the mood of the play was quite serious. Each actor and actress performed with much elegance. I was astonished at the level of professionalism portrayed by each student.

The play was beautifully tragic. Starting as if everything was fine and peaceful and turning into the harsh reality of what the Nazi’s forced on the German citizens. Senior Deirdre Wolf, who played one of the main characters, Sally Bowles, was outstanding. As well as her acting, her singing was phenomenal.

Each song had it’s own personality, but throughout the play, the tracks began to symbolize the dark, horrific actions of the totalitarian government. You witness the ignorance people in Germany had and the relationships that were torn apart.

I was blown away by the deeper meaning of the play, so much so that I was close to tears while watching everyone that was lively and care-free in the beginning become labeled and stuck behind bars, nearing their wrongful death.

My absolute favorite character was played by freshman Evan Vines, the master of ceremonies. I’m still awe-struck by the talent this student possesses. Vines is bound to be performing on Broadway later on. His portrayal of MC was entrancing. The unique body language, the accent, the transformation of a joyful person to a confined individual, was eloquently conveyed by Vines.

The CP theater department did an amazing job putting on this musical. I am extremely pleased that I decided to see “Cabaret.”