Darien Arts Center Stage is a community theatre dedicated to providing excellence in entertainment through plays, musicals, cabarets & special events


We are happy to announce our all female cast of Cabaret!

MC -  Juiie-Thaxter-Gourlay
Cliff -  Abigail Henderson
Sally - Rachel Schulte
Fraulein Schneider - Betty McCreedy
Herr Shultz - Marilyn Olsen
Fraulein Kost - Megan Kellogg
Ernst - Shelley Lepetich

Kit Kat Dancers
Claire Kenny
Christina Kompar
Ashley Mondestin (Bobby)
Kelly Nayden
Sarah Sherwood
Grace Simmons
Hilary Webster
Justine Weisinger (Victor)

Dina Fleischman
Susan Helms
Angela Jackson (Max)
Holly Jespersen
Amy Rissolo
Amy Wade

April 27, 28, May 4, 5, 11, 12 at 8 PM
April 29, May 6th at 2 PM

Director: Carin Zakes
Musical DIrector: Dwayne Condon
Choreographer: Caitlin Roberts
Book: Masteroff, Music & Lyrics: Kander & Ebb

Cabaret debuted on Broadway in March 1998 and had a successful six year run. It has had a revival, been made into a movie, and has been performed in community theaters all over the country. 

Darien Arts Center Stage, in collaboration with The Lipstick Project, is producing the first ever ALL FEMALE cast of Kander and Ebb’s Cabaret

Cabaret takes place from 1929-1930, a time when Berlin, in the midst of a post-World War I economic depression, is transitioning from a center of underground, avant-garde cultural epicenter to the beginnings of Hitler’s totalitarian regime and the rise of the Nazi Party. Into this world enters Clifford Bradshaw, a struggling American writer looking for inspiration for his next novel. On his first night in Berlin, Cliff wanders into the Kit Kat Klub, a seedy nightclub overseen by the strange, omniscient and gender-bending Master of Ceremonies, “the Emcee.” Here, Cliff meets Sally Bowles, a vivacious, talented cabaret performer, and an utterly lost soul. Sally and Cliff begin a relationship, which blossoms unexpectedly into a dream-like romance. As time passes, however, the situation in Berlin changes from exciting and vital to ominous and violent; Ernst, Cliff’s first German friend, turns out to be an up-and-coming member of the Nazi Party, and Herr Schultz, a fellow boarder at Fraulein Schneider’s guest house), is the victim of an Anti-Semitic hate crime. With a distinctly Brechtian dose of provocation and a score featuring songs that have become classics of the American Musical Theater, Cabaret is a fierce, meaty musical that pushes the boundaries of the form and literally holds “the mirror up to nature.”

Our partner, The Lipstick Project, is an all female acting troupe, hailing from Darien and surrounding towns.

Please contact us at (203) 655-8683 or email us at if you are interested in volunteering for upcoming DAC Stage productions.


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