Cabaret (1988)

20/07/1988

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Year
1988
Author
Joe Masteroff, John Kander and Fred Ebb
Abstract

The performance included over thirty actors, ten crew members, seven band members and ten production team members. Hugh Halliday was probably a non-student professional who regularly worked with amateur groups. Philip Nunn was employee of the Faculty of Music and his association with the show was because he was a resident tutor at Trinity College at the time. Marcella Hunter was a graduate who often worked as choreographer for Trinity College.

This production combines “humour, well-known music and dance” and a political lesson. There was a controversy over posters for this production, which depicted a swastika with one of the symbol’s arms replaced by a girl’s leg. The poster had apparently been approved by Melbourne University Jewish Students Society, but the poster led to an organised protest by various students who pasted over the image.

Director
Hugh Halliday
Music director
Philip Nunn
Choreographer
Marcella Hunter
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