February 7, 2018 – March 18, 2018
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“Stunning Cabaret shocks its audience into silence. This is revival work of the highest level” 4 out of 4 stars –Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

Book by Joe Masteroff. Based on the play by John Van Druten and Stories by Christopher Isherwood. Music by John Kander. Lyrics by Fred Ebb.

The sound of the orchestra tuning its instruments fills the air. The smell of liquor and perfume permeates your nostrils, causing a shiver of sinful delight. You catch a dancer’s eye and wonder what she’s doing after the show. After all, life is a cabaret, and anything goes.

It’s the early 1930s in Berlin, and life is changing. On the horizon is an ugly and dangerous threat, but that’s no concern for sensational cabaret singer Sally Bowles whose only goal in life is to have a good time. Sally soon finds herself living with a young writer visiting from America to work on a new novel. While their relationship moves beyond just being friends, around them the lives of citizens go from ordinary to a nightmare. Will Sally recognize her own selfishness, or will she look to the ground as the Nazis steamroll over everything she holds dear?

Cabaret is one of the most well-known Broadway musicals of all time, and it’s because of the extraordinary songs, universal appeal and a spellbinding story that still holds true in today’s world. Nominated for a total of 26 Tony Awards over three decades and winning a total of 12 including Best Musical and Best Revival of a Musical, Cabaret is exactly what musical theatre should be: entertaining, enlightening, provocative, edgy and a continuing reflection of our own lives. This groundbreaking musical was unlike anything audiences had seen back when it first premiered, and you’ll feel the same way when it hits the Paramount stage.

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Meet the Team


Jessica Palkovic

Ensemble, u/s Sally Bowles

Jessica is so excited to be teaching at The Paramount School! Jessi grew up in Peoria, IL, where her love for theatre and dance all began. Jessi studied dance with The Peoria Ballet and The Rock School for Dance Education. She also competed in the Youth American Grand Prix, an international ballet competition, in 2010 and 2011. Jessi received her collegiate musical theatre training at The Chicago College of Performing Arts and Western Illinois University. Paramount theatre credits: Cabaret(Texas, u/s Sally), The Wizard of Oz (Ensemble, u/s Dorothy) and The Producers (Ensemble). When Jessi isn’t singing and dancing, she enjoys hunting for donuts with her husband, Bobby, and cuddling with their cat, Leche. Jessi is represented by Gray Talent Group.

Joseph Anthony Byrd *


making Paramount Theatre debut

Kelly Felthous *

Sally Bowles

making Paramount Theatre debut

Garrett Lutz *

Clifford Bradshaw

making Paramount Theatre debut

Hollis Resnik *

Fräulein Schneider

making Paramount Theatre debut

Ron E. Rains *

Herr Schultz

previously in The Producers, Cabaret and Beauty and the Beast

Meghan Murphy *

Fräulein Kost

previously in The Who’s Tommy and Rent

Brandon Springman *

Ernst Ludwig

making Paramount Theatre debut

William Carlos Angulo *

Ensemble, Bobby, “Two Ladies” Specialty, u/s Emcee, Dance Captain

Heights, 42nd St, Mary Poppins & Tommy

Kristian Brooks *


making Paramount Theatre debut

Caron Buinis

Ensemble, Chanteuse, u/s Fräulein Schneider

previously in CabaretOklahoma! and The Music Man

Gilbert Domally *

Ensemble, Sailor, u/s Rudy, u/s Customs Official, u/s “Two Ladies” Specialties, Male Swing

previously in Legally Blonde, HairsprayThe Little MermaidJesus Christ SuperstarElf and Cabaret

Patrick Du Laney *

Ensemble, Max, u/s Herr Schultz

making Paramount Theatre debut

Carl Herzog

Ensemble, Sailor, u/s Max

making Paramount Theatre debut

Erin Kilmurray


previously in West Side Story

Martin Ortiz Tapia *

Ensemble, Victor

making Paramount Theatre debut

Amy Biddle Owens


making Paramount Theatre debut

Jessica Palkovic

Ensemble, u/s Sally Bowles

previously in The Wizard of Oz and Cabaret

Madison Piner

Ensemble, Female Swing

making Paramount Theatre debut

Cassandra Porter


making Paramount Theatre debut

Liam Quealy *

Ensemble, Customs Official, “Tomorrow” Soloist, u/s Ernst, u/s Cliff, Fight Captain

previously in The Who’s TommyCatsA Chorus Line, My Fair Lady, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Annie and West Side Story 

Adrienne Storrs *

Ensemble, Gorilla, u/s Fräulein Kost, u/s Chanteuse

previously in West Side Story

Aaron Umsted *

Ensemble, Rudy, Sailor, u/s “Tomorrow” Soloist

previously in Legally Blonde, Cabaret and West Side Story

Danny Dwaine Wells II


previously in Elf The Musical

J Tyler Whitmer *

Ensemble, “Two Ladies” Specialty, u/s Bobby, u/s Victor

previously in The Producers, The Wizard of OzLegally Blonde, Cabaret, Elf, The Little Mermaid, Oklahoma! and Miss Saigon

Artistic Team

Katie Spelman


* indicates member of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA)
† indicates member of United Scenic Artists (USA)
‡ indicates member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC)

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