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January 27, 2001

UMBC THEATRE DEPARTMENT PRESENTS CABARET

AS OF MARCH 7, CABARET IS SOLD OUT. Those interested may put their names on a waiting list at the Box Office (in the lobby of the Theatre bldg.) one hour before showtime of each performance. NO WAITING LIST REQUESTS WILL BE TAKEN BY PHONE. The waiting list is first come, first served and there are no guarantees that those on the list will be seated. For information only, call the Box Office at (410) 455-2476. Eleanor Lewis is a contact for media only; please call the Box Office if you need assistance.

UMBC's Department of Theatre presents a Studio Theatre production of Cabaret, directed by guest artist Robin Midgley. After a free 8 p.m. preview on March 8, performances will be held at 8 p.m. on March 9, 10, 13 and 14, and at 4 p.m. on March 11 and 15. Admission is $5. The March 15 show is free to UMBC faculty, staff and students. All performances take place in the UMBC Theatre.

Choreography is by Ken Skrzesz and musical direction is by Doug Yetter. Set design is by Greggory Schraven, lighting design is by Terry Cobb and costume design is by Norah Shaw. Voice and speech coaching by Lynn Watson.

Robin Midgley went straight from Cambridge University, where he was the first undergraduate to direct the annual Marlowe Society production, to the BBC in London as a radio drama producer and then to television as a director of plays, films and series. During this time he began his career as a West End director, and also directed for the RSC, the Royal Court and the Mermaid Theatre. He became artistic director of the Phoenix and then the new Haymarket Theatre in Leichester, directing over 80 productions there, may of which toured nationally, and transferred to the West End. He spent six years as head of television drama for the BBC at Pebble Mill, before returning to his West End and international theatre career, directing classics, new plays, musicals and opera. In 1992 he became artistic director of Belfast's Lyric Theatre, and was nominated four times as best director by the Belfast Telegraph Awards, TMA, Belfast Arts Awards and the Irish Times Awards. Most recently Midgley has been directing productions at drama colleges, sharng his experience and enthusiasm for theatre and television experience with students.

Posted by dwinds1 at January 27, 2001 12:00 AM