If you didn’t make it out to see Cabaret, let me echo what others have probably already told you… you missed out, big time! This year’s production of Cabaret, the 11th joint production of the Manitoba Bar Association and the Manitoba Theatre Centre, was a phenomenal production. Past shows have included five dramas (Twelve Angry Jurors, The Caine Mutiny, And Then There Were None, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and You Can’t Take it With You) and five musicals (Guys and Dolls, Fiddler on the Roof, The Pajama Game, Grease and Little Shop of Horrors).
The production of Cabaret showcased the talent and dedication of many members of our legal profession to our community. On behalf of the Manitoba Bar Association, I would like to extend my appreciation to Robb Paterson, Nick Kowalchuk, the Board and the staff of MTC and the members of the Manitoba Bar Association making up the cast (and part of the crew) of this production, for their tremendous volunteer efforts.
The people that participated in the production put in hundreds of hours planning and rehearsing. These volunteers have sacrificed much of their professional and personal time in order to make this event a success and raise money for MTC, one of the jewels of our community. To each and every one of the talented MBA members who volunteered in this generous way, bravo! Your contribution has earned you the appreciation and gratitude of your professional association. As the president of the MBA, I thank you.
Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets and supported this very worthwhile fundraiser. This year’s production of Cabaret sold out, and sold out early! Don’t be left out in the cold next year. Get your tickets early… you won’t regret it.
FINAL NOTE: The production raised over $40,000, bringing the grand total to about $500,000 raised to date for the Manitoba Theatre Centre.
President, Manitoba Bar Association
- Kim Antonio - Fritzie (Kit Kat Girl)
- Gail Asper - Fraulein Kost
- Vic Bargen - Ensemble
- Anne Bolton - Lotte (The Band)
- Krista Boryskavich - Prostitute #1
- Lawrie Cherniack - Ensemble
- Paul Cooper - Ernst Ludwig
- Kirsty Elgert - Frenchie (Kit Kat Girl)
- Scott Farlinger - Max
- Cynthia Hiebert-Simkin - Fraulein Schneider
- Jamie Jurczak - Helga (Kit Kat Girl)
- Anne Gregory - Heidi (The Band)
- Mark Kantor - Bobby (Kit Kat Boy)
- Catherine Kelly - Lena (The Band)
- Allison Kindle - Texas (Kit Kat Girl)
- Bryan Klein - Herr Schultz
- Lori LaBine - Prostitute #2
- Rachel Margolis - Lulu (Kit Kat Girl)
- Howard Nerman - Ensemble
- Gerry S. Posner - Hans (Kit Kat Boy)
- Dean Richert - Herman (Kit Kat Boy)
- Ronan Reinart - Victor (Kit Kat Boy)
- Darcia Senft - Sally Bowles
- Priti Shah - Rosie (Kit Kat Girl)
- Barb Shields - Frieda (The Band)
- Mark Toews - Clifford Bradshaw
- Richard Yaffe – Emcee