City Opera Vancouver Presents BERLIN: The Last Cabaret

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City Opera Vancouver presents the world premiere of the political satire BERLIN: The Last Cabaret during the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival.

City Opera Vancouver BERLIN the Last Cabaret

BERLIN: The Last Cabaret

When: January 23 to 26, 2020 at 8:00pm
Where: Performance Works (1218 Cartwright St, Vancouver)
Tickets: Available online now through the PuSh Festival box office

Set in Nazi Germany on July 13, 1934, the darkly humorous production takes place the day of Adolf Hitler’s national broadcast claiming responsibility for the “Night of the Long Knives” — a horrific political purge and extrajudicial execution of more than 85 members of the Sturmabteilung (SA).

Directed and co-created by Alan Corbishley, in association with Sound the Alarm: Music/Theatre BERLIN follows an underground cabaret troupe as they decide whether their love of creative and social freedom is worth the ultimate price.

The production features original songs from early 20th-century cabarets in Germany, which were banned after the fall of the Republic. A popular form of entertainment, the German kabarett was distinct from the French iteration for its sharp political satire and dark humour. Although kabarett existed in the late 19th century, it wasn’t until after World War I that the genre came into its own, particularly in Berlin.

True to the type of artists found on cabaret stages at the time, BERLIN features a diverse cast of actors, rather than traditional opera singers: Julia MunčsMeaghan ChenoskyAlen DominguezBrent Hirose, and Dan Deorksen.

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I have a pair of tickets to give away to opening night on January 23rd, here’s how you can enter to win:

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.

UPDATE The winner is TJ!

19 Comments  —  Add a Comment Below

  1. LorenaThursday, January 2nd, 2020 — 3:44pm PST

    Would love to attend as this sounds both fascinating and fun with the dark humour; and a great way to learn a bit more about my own history in a fun and frolicky way!

  2. TracyThursday, January 2nd, 2020 — 3:45pm PST

    Would love to go!

  3. Jason BThursday, January 2nd, 2020 — 8:38pm PST

    Would love to go.

  4. HershThursday, January 2nd, 2020 — 8:51pm PST

    Would enjoy.

  5. Sue MiyazakiFriday, January 3rd, 2020 — 5:39am PST

    A must see show!

  6. RayFriday, January 3rd, 2020 — 6:12am PST

    Sounds like a very interesting performance

  7. Christine ThompsonFriday, January 3rd, 2020 — 10:40am PST

    love this era and story – never been to opera would be great!

  8. ValerieFriday, January 3rd, 2020 — 1:28pm PST

    Yes please! 🙂

  9. CheukFriday, January 3rd, 2020 — 2:26pm PST

    great show

  10. KarenFriday, January 3rd, 2020 — 2:57pm PST

    I’d love it!

  11. GregoryFriday, January 3rd, 2020 — 2:58pm PST

    Yes, please.

  12. FreshGuruFriday, January 3rd, 2020 — 5:48pm PST

    An intriguing way to learn about history.

  13. Hans Peter HessFriday, January 3rd, 2020 — 10:25pm PST

    Yes, please.

  14. Jessica Roberts-FarinaSunday, January 5th, 2020 — 9:11am PST

    I’ve sadly never been to a PUSH performance. This would be a great way to start!

  15. June ScudelerSunday, January 5th, 2020 — 9:11am PST

    I love Berlin int he 30s so am excited about this performance

  16. TJSunday, January 5th, 2020 — 10:58am PST

    Looks intriguing

  17. Laurie DamerSunday, January 5th, 2020 — 1:53pm PST

    Oh wow! Would love to win these tickets. I just attended the reading for an upcoming opera in progress by city opera. Such good work done by this company. Would love to attend Berlin.
    Fingers crossed!

  18. AmilSunday, January 5th, 2020 — 8:21pm PST

    Looks interesting

  19. Tabby72Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 — 6:50am PST

    I’d love to see this show! Thanks!

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