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The Geneva Amateur Operatic Society (GAOS) will stage their first performance of the musical Cabaret this spring at the Casino Théâtre in Geneva.

Based on the original book by Christopher Isherwood, with music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, Cabaret is set in Berlin in 1931 when the Nazis are rising to power.

The aspiring American writer, Cliff Bradshaw, arrives in the city on New Year’s Eve to write the Great-Novel-That-Will-Make-Him-Rich-and-Famous, but he doesn’t seem to be able to get beyond the first paragraph.

In the seedy Kit Kat Klub he meets the crazy young English singer, Sally Bowles, and his life is turned upside when she moves in with him. Their carefree idyll is soon destroyed by a city beset with decadence, despair and discrimination. Overseeing the action is the Master of Ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub whose irreverent songs punctuate the show and provide a political commentary on what is happening to the Fatherland.  But is this not the material for a good book?

The show contains several well-known numbers including amongst others "Money", "Mein Herr” and “Life is a Cabaret”. These will be performed by a talented cast of local amateur singers, many of whom you will recognize from previous GAOS performances.

competitionbutton1GAOS has kindly offered knowitall.ch one double ticket for the opening performance of Cabaret on Friday, 17 April at 20h. To enter our competition and give yourself a chance of winning this ticket, just fill in this form and let us know who wrote the music for Cabaret.

Only one entry per person is allowed. The competition closes at midnight on Monday, 13 April, 2015.  The names of all those submitting correct answers will be placed into the digital hat and the winner’s name drawn at random on Tuesday, 14 April, 2015.  The winner will be notified by email and his/her name will be added to this article after the competition closes.

Geneva Amateur Operatic Society
Casino Théâtre
42, rue de Carouge
1205 Genève

Friday, 17 April 2015 at 20h
Saturday, 18 April 2015 at 20h
Sunday, 19 April 2015 at 20h
Thursday, 23 April 2015 at 20h
Friday, 24 April 2015 at 20h
Saturday, 25 April 2015 at 20h
Sunday, 26 April 2015 at 15h

Tickets priced Fr. 30.-, Fr. 40.-, and Fr. 45.- for  boxes. Book:
- online from 28 March at www.theatreinenglish.ch
- by telephone from 30 March between 16h30 and 17h30 on 022 575 25 82