Review: Contemplating Cabaret

ISF stuns audiences with scintillating show by Deanna Darr On rare, magical occasions in theater, an audience will be so captivated, invested and affected by what’s happening on stage that they will be stunned into a charged silence. It happened twice during Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s production of Cabaret. In fact, it routinely happens twice each […]

‘Cabaret’ sizzles and stuns

Posted: Saturday, July 16, 2011 12:30 am By DAN LEA © 2011 Idaho Press-Tribune BOISE – This is not your mother’s “Cabaret.” For one thing there’s no Liza Minnelli. This is a grittier, more salacious and real-life, riveting version of the book by Joe Masteroff, based on the play by John Van Druten and […]

Review: Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s ‘Cabaret’ is a gritty hit

  BY DANA OLAND – Copyright: © 2011 Idaho Statesman Published: 07/11/11 When the lights came down on Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s production of “Cabaret” Saturday, the audience sat in stunned silence, as if trying to recover its breath after a punch to the stomach. Then the lights went up, and it erupted into applause […]

Idaho Shakespeare Festival produces ‘Cabaret’, but it’s not a comedy

By Dana Oland – Copyright: © 2011 Idaho Statesman Published: 07/08/11 Most people think of “Cabaret” as Bob Fosse’s eight-Academy Award-winning movie starring Liza Minnelli. As Sally Bowles, Minnelli performs one show-stopping number after another, and the film is sprinkled with Hollywood glitz and glam. This ain’t that. The Idaho Shakespeare Festival will open […]

Canine actor Scooter Moose de Chumber charms his Shakespeare Festival audience

By Dana Oland – Copyright: © 2011 Idaho Statesman Published: 07/03/11 Some actors have “it;” some don’t. “It” is that magical chemical bond one can create with an audience and fellow actors. It’s also the ability to get the laugh. The moment Scooter Moose de Chumber walks onstage in Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s “The Two […]