CRT Presents: Cabaret

Pictured: Rob Barnes, Renee, Aidan Marchetti, and Matthew Pugliese

Here's Renee's interview with Rob Barnes and Aidan Marchetti, cast members for the second production of the 2019 Nutmeg Summer Series: “Cabaret,” the Tony-Award-winning musical centering around a German nightclub against the backdrop of the Nazis’ rise to power.

They are also joined by Matthew Pugliese, Managing Director of the Connecticut Repertory Theatre to chat about what you can expect from the show and how to get your tickets!

Listen to the full interview here:

About the Show

Willkommen to Cabaret! In a Berlin nighclub, as the 1920’s draw to a close, a garish Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and assures them they will forget all their troubles at the CABARET. A young American writer, Cliff Bradshaw, tentatively begins a torrid romance with the English lounge singer, Sally Bowles. With the Emcee’s bawdy songs as wry commentary, CABARET explores the dark, heady and tumultuous life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. As powerful today, as when it opened on Broadway and garnered 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Join CRT in the legendary Kit Kat Klub, for this smart, sexy musical featuring the enduring songs “Cabaret”, “Maybe This Time” and “Don’t Tell Mamma.”

Performance and Ticket Information

Evening performances start at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and at 8:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Matinee performances start at 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Subscription package options range from $56 to $78 with discounts available for seniors and students. Single tickets prices start at $48. Discounts are available for seniors and students.

The performance on Saturday, July 13 at 2 p.m. will be ASL interpreted.

Children must be at least 4 years old to attend CRT productions. For additional ticket information or to purchase tickets by phone, call (860) 486-2113. To purchase tickets online, visit All sales are final; no refunds. Play selections and performance dates are subject to change. Single tickets are now on sale.

The Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre is located on the campus of the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT.

CRT’s Community Partners for the Nutmeg Summer Series include Savings Institute Bank and Trust, and Dog Lane Café.

About the Actors

Rob Barnes (Clifford Bradshaw) is going to be a 3rd year MFA Acting candidate at UConn. Originally

from Flagstaff, AZ, he is thrilled to be working and training at Connecticut Repertory Theatre. Previous

stage credits include: The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Mr. Nick Cricker (Durdles)), A Civil War Christmas:

An American Musical Celebration (Abraham Lincoln / Walt Whitman), The Grapes of Wrath (Man with

Guitar/Narrator), The Crucible (Rev. Parris), Cabaret (Ernst Ludwig), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor

Dreamcoat (Pharaoh), To Kill a Mockingbird (Atticus Finch), Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike (Spike),

Spring Awakening: A New Musical (Melchior Gabor), Hamlet (Horatio), Follow Rob on Instagram!

Aidan Marchetti (Ernst Ludwig) is a recent graduate of UConn from Reading, Massachusetts.

Favorite roles have included If We Were Birds (Tereus) The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek (Dray) and The

Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Yusef El-Fayoumy). Other credits have included 1776 (McNair), Waiting For

Lefty (Fayette), The Crucible (Cheever ), The Grapes of Wrath (Connie Rivers). Keep up with Aidan at or his Instagram!

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