‘Cabaret,’ host of other live performances highlight new 2022-23 season for KU Department of Theatre & Dance

The University of Kansas’ Department of Theatre & Dance will host five live shows this season, including the classic musical “Cabaret” and a new contemporary dance work that will headline the department’s fall concert.

“Cabaret,” the classic set in a nightclub in the times leading up to World War II, is scheduled to run April 20-30 at Murphy Hall on the KU campus.

Much earlier in the season, the department will stage its University Dance Company Fall Concert Nov. 11-13 at Murphy Hall. The production will feature new contemporary works overseen by guest choreographer Kristopher Estes-Brown, who is a Kansas City-based composer, choreographer and educator. Estes-Brown also is a professional dancer, having performed with the Milwaukee Ballet and Sacramento Ballet, among others.

Other performances scheduled for Murphy Hall during the 2022-2023 season include:

• Oct. 14-22, “The Labyrinth of Desire,” a breezy comedy and drama guest-directed by Paris Crayton III.

• Dec. 2-9, “Everybody,” a modern adaptation of a 15th-century morality play about the meaning of life and death.

• Feb. 9-19, “Love and Information,” a play that is designed by both student actors and dancers. It will be the department’s first fully collaborative production between theater and dance students.

Information about tickets is available at kutheatre.com or in person noon to 5 p.m. on weekdays at Murphy Hall.


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