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Book by Joe Masteroff

Based on the play by John Van Druten and

Stories by Christopher Isherwood

Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Originally Directed by Sam Mendes

Directed by

 Dwayne Sakaguchi

Musical Director
Maika’i Nash

Production Manager
Janine Myers

Technical Director
Shell Dalzell

Set Designer Willie Sabel

Lighting Designer Janine Myers

Sound Designer Lock Lynch

Costume Designer Maile Speetjens

Prop Designer Caitlin Tong

Hair & Make-up  Design Lisa Ponce de Leon

Stage Manager Aly Sutton

CABARET is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC.


Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome.. to Manoa Valley Theatre’s 54th season. I’m so glad you’re joining us tonight for an evening of fantastic musical theatre. For the past 53 years we’ve had the privilege to have you in our house and on our lanai, and we intend to host you for the next 53. Tonight, we are pleased to present to you, Cabaret. Given its subject matter, it’s hard to believe it was 1966 when Cabaret made its Broadway debut at the Broadhurst Theatre- yet, its themes continue to resonate even today. It’s even more unbelievable that the creative team, John Kander, Fred Ebb, and Joe Masterhoff based the musical on John Van Druten’s 1951 play I Am a Camera. Due to its “perceived immoral content” Cabaret was not an immediate success. When Cabaret opened in Boston, Masterhoff recalled “there were a lot of walk outs.” With Some of the themes Cabaret explores are love, sexuality, honesty, politics and pragmatism. No doubt, these universally human qualities and quandaries have contributed to the musical’s timelessness. The unlikely romance of American writer Cliff Bradshaw and English cabaret singer Sally Bowles; Cliff’s exploration of sexuality and personal honesty; the looming storm of fascism and what one is willing to do to survive. As Fräulein Schneider posits, “what would you do?” What we will do, is to continue to bring you first-class theatre that both entertains and provokes. We do, however, need your help. It’s your ticket purchases and generous donations that have seen us through the pandemic and will continue to make it possible for Manoa Valley Theatre to thrive. Willkommen, and enjoy the show! Kip



Emcee Gage Thomas 
Cliff Bradshaw Nick Amador 
Sally Bowles Marisa Noelle
Fraulein Schneider Susan Hawes 
Herr Schultz Mo Radke 
Fraulein Kost Sally Swanson 
Ernst Rob Duval

Frenchie Alexandria Zinov

Lulu Emily North

Rosie Taylan Claro

Fritzie Asha DuMonthier

Texas Chloe Tower 

Max Sean Kaya

Bobby Marcus Stranger

Victor  Eriq James
Female Swing Olivia Manayan


Piano/Conductor Maika’i Nash
Drums Darin Ujimori
Double Bass Benjamin Gascon
Guitar/Banjo Jason Nomura
Synth Justin Garde
Trumpet Wyatt Nagao
Reed 1 Gordon Tokishi
Reed 2 Jonathan Cabagbag
Trombone Samuel Hesch




Emcee and Kit Kat Dancers


“So What?”

Fraulein Schneider


“Don’t Tell Mama”

Sally and the Kit Kat Girls

“Mein Herr”

Sally Kit Kat Girls


“Perfectly Marvelous” 

Sally and Cliff


“Two Ladies”

Emcee, Frenchie, Lulu


“It Couldn’t Please Me More”  

Fraulein Schneider and Herr Schultz


“Tomorrow Belongs to Me” 

Nazi Youth and Emcee


“Maybe This Time”




Emcee and Kit Kat Dancers



Herr Schultz and  Fraulein Schneider


“Tomorrow Belongs to Me”  (Reprise)

Fraulein Kost, Ernst Ludwig, Company

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 Herr Schultz

"If You Could See Her"


"What Would You Do?"

Fraulein Schneider

"I Don't Care Much"






Assistants to the Director

Assistant Music Director

Dialect Coach


Scenic Artist

Technical Assistant

Set Construction

Master Electrician

Lighting Crew




Lightboard Operator

Assistant Sound Designer &

Sound Board Operator

Follow Spot Operators

Stage Crew


Aiko Denise Chinen

Olivia Manayan  

Justin Garde

Malia Wessel


Willie Sabel

Jax Pitts

Willie Sabel

Paul Barthel

Isaac Pomper

Ansel Bliemeister

Theo Bliemeister

Janine Myers

Ansel Bliemeister

Louie Bliemeister

Kathy Morphis

Brandon Rivera


Sue Juskowich


Sarah Velasco

Tanyah Tavorn

Kathy Morphis

Cara Sumida,

Jax Pitts

Valerie Ho

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Andrew Doan

Rachael Uyeno

Brandon Miyagi Still Photography

Howard Rosen PSA Videography

Antique Alley


Kawaiaha'o Church for leasing MVT the beautiful grounds it occupies.

Alexander & Baldwin, Inc for permitting our patrons to park at the Mānoa Marketplace and for support of MVT's education program.

Nathan Sult & Beth Tarter for enhancements to the theatre.

Mahalo to the Cabaret

Adoptive Parents

Barbara Nickerson – Head Parent

Ramona Sayre

Jeff Portnoy

Matt Mishina & Riley

Tom Ishii

George Apter




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Executive Director

Director of Development

Production Manager

Technical Director


and Operations

Box Office Manager

and Admin Assistant

Costume Supervisor

Public Relations Director

and Social Media

Education Coordinator

House Manager

Assistant House Manager

Evening Box Office

Bar Staff

Graphic Design

Kip Wilborn

Kathleen Young

Janine Myers

Shell Dalzell

Hope Laidlaw


Erich Steinwanlt-Gudoy

Jennifer Hart

Kristin Jackson

Julia Ogilvie

Hope Laidlaw

Alten Kiakona

Brandon Rivera

Carey Smith

Jennifer E. Muehle

Thomas Pang

Jamie Brice

Dan Connell

Ikaika Lum


Chairman of the Board


Vice President



Jeffrey  S. Portnoy

David Kennedy

Peter Ehrman

Lori Sun

Bob Taylor

George B. Apter

Norbert M. Buelsing

Hank Chapin III

Blenn Fujimoto

Wendy Goodenow

Tom Ishii Jr.

Melanie Kosaka

Mary Kubota

Scott D. Larimer

William Lindemann

Maleko McDonnell

Matthew Mishna

Amy Monk

Richard Morris

Karen Mukai
Alyson J. Nakamura

Barbara Nickerson

Ramona Sayre

Mark Taylor

Jean Trapido-Rosenthal

Alice Tucker

JD Watumull

Dave Wilson




Stage Manager's Circle $500+

Alexander & Baldwin Inc.

Norb & Jill Buelsing

Richard & Myrna Cundy

Alyson Nakamura & Craig Nakanishi

Leading Players Circle $250+

George & Sandy Apter

Lisa A. Tom

Supporting Cast $150+

Barbara Nickerson

Contributor's $50+

Lisa & Leo Amador

Heidi & John Cregor

Mike Durant

Heidi & John Cregor

Frances Hartmann


Lead Gift $25,000+

Atherton Family Foundation

Estate of Julia Schoen


Marquee Circle $5,000+

Foodland Give Aloha

Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts

HawaiiUSA FCU Foundation

John R. Halligan Charitable Fund

Kip Wilborn and Jan Yokota,

In Memory of Gerald Wilborn


 Producer's Circle $2,500+

Estate of Sylvia Cook

Catherine Cooke



The Michael J. Marks Foundation

Barbara Nickerson

Sarah Richards

Jhamandas Watumull

Paul Weissman


Director's Circle $1,000+

Howard and Roberta Bishop

Fedrico Biven

Norb and Jill Buelsing

Hank Chapin III

Peter and Karen Ehrman

Sandra Finney

Glenn Cannon Foundation

Thomas and Sally Ishii

Mark and Linda Kuklinsky

David Lee

Aaron Mahi

Ken and Diane Matsuura

Amy and David Monk

Alyson Nakamura and Craig Nakanishi

David Oifer and Linda Zarchin

Patrick and Noreen Sinko

Jennifer Taylor and Paul White

Mark and Traci Taylor

Robert and Lynne Toyofuku

Miles and Susan Wagner


JD and Julie Watumull

Kip Wilborn and Jan Yokota

David Wilson and Carolyn Berry Wilson

Michael and Joanne Wood

Stage Manager's Circle $500+

Janis Akuna
Paul Allen and Darrell Chun
George and Sandy Apter
Marc Asano
Patricia Barron
Felice Brault
Leonard and Charlotte Chow
Ben Dookchitra
Ann Marie and Jim Duca
Renee S. Evans
Fritz Family Charitable Fund
Wendy and Stephen Goodenow
Gregory Wrenn and The Robert Pyburn

Charitable Fund
Jeffrey Harris
Hazel H. Takumi Foundation
John W. and Victoria Whiteʻs

Left Wing Right Brain Fund
Linda and Creighton Lee
John and Heather Maughan
Carol Ai and Mike May
Mark Wong and Guy Merola
Riki and Karen Morimoto
David J. Randell and Rosemary T. Fazio
Ramona Sayre
Frank and Loyce Stepo
Robert Durkin and Paraluman Stice-Durkin
Jane Sugimura
Glenn and Elizabeth Tango
Bob and Corrine Taylor
Eunice Tom
Alice K. Tucker
Rochelle Uchibori
Stephen Ugelow
Mike and Suz Weitzel
Carol and Norman Young

Leading Player's Circle $250+

John Baleix and Alan Hikida
Liana Benn, In Memory of Eunice Tom
Michael Bennett
Joan Nakamura and Donald Bondarenko
Tahmi Brodhead
Barbara Cargill
Elaine ML Chang
Darrell Chun and Paul Allen
Sharon M. Crofts
H. Dwight Damon
E. A. Buck Insurance, Inc.
Keoni Fairbanks
Neil and Kathy Field
Helen Godwin
Frances Hartmann
Ron and Rachel Heller
Harold and Gloria Henderson
Jillian Moul
Ed and Joleen Kemper,

In Memory of Sandi Portnoy
Bill and Judy Kern
Kay and Bill Kibby
Gail and Joseph Kiefer
David Hudson and Dana Kokubun
Dexter and Mary Kubots
Bill Lindemann
Mark and Janie Davis Charitable Fund
Dwight T. Martin
Bruce McEwan
Paul and Joel Mochida
Richard Morris
Karen Mukai
Jennifer Oyer
Sharon and Niklas Schneider
Pat Shine
Jean and Hank Trapido-Rosenthal
Gary Tucker
Kathleen Young

Supporting Cast $150+

Lex and Gerry Alexander
Larry L. Anderson
Maureen and Robert Ballard
Dennis and Karen Blake
Alison Maldonado
Marjorie De Santis
Peter H Ehrman
Katherine Dean and Howard Fisk II
Cecilia H. Fordham
Mary Jo Freshley
Paticia Hashimoto
James Hasselman
David and Robynne Heulitt
Cody Higaki
Norene Ihori
Al and Carla Joaquin
Lissa Kam
Calvin and Kathleen Lum
Kapiolani and Wallace Ma
Dennis Randall and Marilyn McCormick-Randall
Charles Rod and Anne Miller
Matthew and Eileen Mishina
Aiko Oda
Sheri Ritter
Kevin P. Sayre
Nancy and Eugene Shen
Barbara Shrader
Lynne and Tom Sugiyama
John B. and Rita Thompson
Dick and Nancy Tudor

Contributors $50+

Argyl Bacon
Kim Baker
Merle and Werner Beuggert
Karen Boyer and Korynn Grenert
David and Karin Brown
Darlene Chee
Angela Chock
Justin Chun
Douglas and Cathy Davenport
Lea Del Castillo
Benjamin and Anna Dunn
Carol Egan
Evans K. and Marianne K. Whiting Fund
Dimpna Figuracion
Ronald Fitzgerald
Teresa Fowler
Ronny S. Fujimoto
Sharon Gordon
Genevieve Goto
Josh and Jaime Green
Ted and Christine Grisell
James and Patricia Harwood
Lani Hearn
Laurel and Itaat Husain
Wayne and Eunice
Lisey Kimsey
Ann Kobayashi
Carolyn M. Koehler
Eleanor and Mervyn Kokubun
Evelyn Lance
Mary Lewis
Dennis and Judith Lind
Leighton Liu
Charles Neal and Maria Felix-Neal
Gary Mau
Maleko McDonnell
Lynn Murakami-Akatsuka
Connie Muse
Nick Nakamura, In Memory Stuart Roy Yammer
Sally Narey
Allan Okubo
Gina Overton
Paul Pancho
Joyce Pavlis
Annie Renick
Daniel and Kathleen Sanchez
Robert and Mary Schornstheimer
Beth Seymour
Marilyn Stassen-Mclaughlin
Ann Stegmaier
John and Ruth Stepulis
Donna and Scott Sullivan
Gail Takagi
Patsy Tom
Kazuko Tonoike
John Townsley
Johnny Tran
Melinda Walker
Elli Winnik
Chloe Wurr
Rhea Yamashiro
Dr. Alan Yoshida
Carolyn Yoshihara
Lean Young

Show Sponsors

CS Wo & Sons
Richard Q.Y. & Esther A. Wong Fund
Ramona Sayre

Music & Comedy Series Sponsors

Alaska Airlines
Break N Anger
David Wilson and Carolyn Berry Wilson

Manoa Valley Theatre makes every effort to ensure that all patrons are listed properly and spelled correctly.  If we had made an error, we encourage you to contact the office so that we can correct the listing.


Welcome to the ohana!

Terence Knapp Visiting Artists Endowment Fund



Mahalo to these donors who have included MVT in their estate planning

Estate of Richard Aadland

Timothy L. Archer

Michael Beard

Roger and Felice Brault

Hank Chapin

Estate of Jim Connors

Richard and Myrna Cundy

Don Flaminio

Victoria Gail-White and John Wythe White

Estate of Gaye Glaser

Estate of Gail M. Hudson

Estate of Dorothy Ireland

Estate of Jerome and Jura Landfield

Estate of Roger Long

Dwight T. Martin

Estate of Elaine Martin

Donald E. Morgan

in Memory of Beverly J. Morgan

Richard S. Morris

Estate of Leon J. Munson

In Honor of Eleanor Fisher Pence

Estate of Martin Pence

Jeffrey S. and Sandi Portnoy

Estate of David M. Reed

Michael and Alberta Rosenberg

Clint Schroeder

Alice and Jerry Tucker

Estate of Angeline Walther

Estate of Herbert Walther


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