'Life is a Caberet' brings the razzle dazzle
Life Is a Cabaret
Quality Hill Playhouse
As Kander and Ebb put it, "What good is sitting alone in your room? Come hear the music play."
Quality Hill's new musical revue is a highlight of their current season. "Life is a Cabaret" features performers Tim Scott, Aurelie Roque, and Stephanie Laws, with as always J. Kent Bernhart at the piano.
The revue has both "razzle-dazzle" and tons of heart. The revue showcases the Kander and Ebb favorites "Chicago" and "Cabaret", but also lesser known works, such as "The rink" and "Flora, the Red Menace".
All of the performers are charismatic and entertaining. Stephanie Laws shines in all of her songs with simplicity and expressiveness. Her most memorable song was the comic song "Ring Them Bells".
Tim Scott brought his marvelous theatricality and unique voice to his songs. He perfectly mixed comedy and poignancy int he tune, "Mr. Cellophane".
Aurelie Roque brought Broadway belting chops to her song "But the World Goes Round" her sultry voice particularly shines on her jazz numbers, like "Don't Tell Mama".
J. Kent Bernhart pulled all of the songs together with charming anecdotes and stories about Kander and Ebb's partnership.
"Life is a Cabaret" is a sure-fire entertaining night of theatre.