Whittier College News Release

Whittier College
Office of Public Relations
13406 Philadelphia St.
P.O. Box 634
Whittier, CA 90608-0634

Media Contact: Dana Rakoczy at (562) 907-4974
Reference: 2004-05 #8


Whittier, CA (November 4, 2004)—The Whittier College Theatre Department’s season begins with “Cabaret,”  the classic musical by Kander, Ebbs, and Masterhoff, opening November 17 and running through November 21 in The Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts on the Whittier College campus. Thursday through Saturday performances begin at 8:00 p.m.; Sunday’s performance begins at 2:00 p.m. Admission is $10.00 general, $8.00 for students and seniors with valid identification. Tickets may be purchased by calling The Shannon Center Box Office, 562.907.4203. 

“Cabaret” has been described as the sinister, seedy, and sexy story of artists and misfits trying desperately to hang on to normalcy and “the good life” in a Berlin reeling from the rise of Hitler and Nazi Germany. The central figure is Sally Bowles, a British ex-pat and nightclub performer, who discovers love and personal survival may just be mutually exclusive in this dark and oppressive time in history.

Directed and choreographed by Jennifer Holmes, the musical features Whittier College sophomores Kelsey Marie as Sally Bowles, Mike Robertson as the all-knowing Emcee, and freshman Jon Stoner as the hapless American writer, Cliff. Veteran student thespians Emily Moorehead and Kimi Buser, both seniors, round out this solid cast of nineteen. 

The Ruth B. Shannon Center is located at the northeast corner of Painter Ave. and Philadelphia St. on the Whittier College campus. 

Founded by Quakers in 1887, Whittier College is an independent, four-year college offering a traditional liberal arts program integrated with both professional and pre-professional courses of study. With an emphasis on diversity, community, and curricular innovation, the College’s primary mission is to endow students with the education, skills, and values appropriate for global leadership and service. 

Whittier Law School, which is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools, is located on a separate campus in Orange County.

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