Camarillo, Calif., March 19, 2012 – CSU Channel Islands (CI) invites the public to a groundbreaking, thought-provoking and highly entertaining rendition of the hit Broadway musical “Cabaret.”

Set in a colorful cabaret against the rising terror of Nazi Germany, “Cabaret” is the first musical and the fifth annual spring show to be staged by CI’s Performing Arts Program.

Eight performances will be held at Malibu Hall on the CI campus.  Evening performances will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 29 – Saturday, March 31, and Thursday, April 5 – Saturday, April 7.  Matinee performances will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 1, and Saturday, April 7.

Tickets are free for CI students, $5 for all other students, $10 for CI faculty and staff, and $15 for the public. To purchase tickets, call Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006 or visit Tickets may also be purchased at the door with cash. Seating is limited so advance purchase is recommended.

“Cabaret” follows the stories of a compelling cast of characters at the Kit Kat Klub, a scene of uninhibited, decadent celebration set against the backdrop of growing Nazi terror in 1930s Berlin.

The production is staged by CI faculty and students, including direction by Catherine Scott Burriss, choreography by Heather Castillo, musical direction by KuanFen Liu and Ted Lucas, scenic design by Rachel Myers, costume design by Regina Rogers, dramaturgy by Bob Mayberry, and performances by CI students from several majors.

The original 1966 Broadway production was directed and produced by Harold Prince and based on a book by Joe Masteroff, a play by John Van Druten, stories by Christopher Isherwood, music by John Kander, and lyrics by Fred Ebb.

Please note that “Cabaret” features adult situations.  Audience discretion is advised.

Limited complimentary parking is available on campus in designated spaces only. Upon arriving at the campus, please follow event parking signs.  Free parking is available at the Camarillo Metrolink Station/Lewis Road parking lot in Camarillo, with bus service to and from the campus.  Riders should board the VISTA bus to the campus; the cash only fare is $1.25 each way.  Buses arrive and depart from the Camarillo Metrolink Station every 30 minutes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday.  For exact times, check the schedule at

Persons who, because of a special need or condition, would like to request an accommodation should contact Disability Accommodations and Support Services at 805-437-3331 or email as soon as possible, but no later than 15 business days before the event, so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

For additional information, contact Catherine Burriss, Assistant Professor of Performing Arts, at 805-437-3126 or

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