Cabaret and Chicago at Golden State Theatre
- When: Friday, January 18, 2008, time TBA
- Where: Golden State Theatre, Monterey
- Cost: Not available
- Age limit: Not available
The Great White Way comes to the silver screen in this duet of Broadway musical movies. Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey star in Cabaret, the 1972 musical directed by Bob Fosse about love and strife in 1930s Berlin. Pan-sexual dynamics mixes with the rise of Nazi facism in this bittersweet story that took home armfuls of Oscars, minus Best Picture. Chicago did take the Best Picture Oscar, with its minimalist sets, tight direction and full throttle performances by Renee Zelweger, Catherine-Zeta Jones, Richard Gere, John C. Reilly and Queen Latifah. Set in the same era as Cabaret, Chicago looks at the potent American concoction of celebrity, crime and justice. A rousing night, sounds like. FYI: Broadway was dubbed "The Great White Way" because it was the first avenue illuminated with electric lights in the States, not because of the prevalence of Caucasian people working in theater at the time. [WR]
7pm/Cabaret; 9pm/Chicago. Golden State Theatre, 417 Alvarado St., $8/both films; $6/GST Society members. 372-4555, 372-3800. http://www.goldenstatetheatre.com.