Review On Cabaret

Tin Pan L.A.

Registered Critic

To say Cabaret is a well-known musical is an understatement—its tuneful score and chilling story are iconic earning itself a rightful place in the musical theater canon. What is also true is that it's only produced by theatre companies that have both the means and aptitude to fully realize the force that the show requires. Earlier this year La Mirada Theatre presented a dazzling version of Cabaret on the big stage, and now Celebration Theatre presents this show as the final offering of its 2017-2018 season—and what an offering it is for LA audiences. Simply put, whereas La Mirada's version allows audiences to sit back to watch the show from afar, Celebration Theatre's version encourages you to lean in close to become part of the drama at hand.

Ryan Luévano is a professional music director, composer, musicologist and music educator. Ryan is an experienced music director and conductor for musical theater, opera, film and concert music. Past productions include: Experience Magic!, Annie, The Sound of Music, Into the Woods, Chess, The Pajama Game, Bells Are Ringing, and Funny Girl. Additionally, he works as a professor of music at Woodbury University and Santa Ana College. When he’s not producing shows he pens as a theater critic for his blog Tin Pan L.A. where you can read all about the L.A. theater scene.