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Ghosts of Weimar Past
Friday, December 9, 2022 at 7:00PM
Laurie Beechman Theatre
West Bank Cafe,407 West 42nd Street
$20 cover + $25 food/beverage minimum (tickets are non-refundable)
Ghosts of Weimar Past” is a programme of musical time travel, in which we honor the spirit of cabaret and vaudeville from the birth to the death of Weimar Berlin. It features an all-female cast of musical characters, including Mary Spencer Knapp (Toot Sweet, “Natasha, Pierre, & The Great Comet of 1812”, “Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll”) on accordion and Hannah Mount (Broadway Bound Vista Theatre Project, Molloy College Musical Theater Director) on piano.
Join us as we resurrect the songs of Michael Jary, Mischa Spoliansky, Kurt Weill, and more, channeled through the music of The Orchestra of the Depraved and chanteuse Artemisia LeFay.
From the gritty 20s, tumultuous 30s, and uncertain 40s, cabaret existed— most importantly, as a way to criticize and defy the faults of society. “Ghosts of Weimar Past” is full of Marlene Dietrich standards, snippets from Anita Berber’s “Dances of Depravity”, and the LGBTQ+ anthems and anti-nazi songs that were sung under the very nose of fascism.
When we study the past, we prevent history from repeating itself. What are the ghosts of Weimar past warning us of?