A Powerful and Inspiring Kansas City Premiere
In 1920s Berlin, gay culture flourished: hundreds of cabarets offered a bawdy, excessive and vibrant nightlife. But the next decade would bring unspeakable horrors: gays sent to their death for an inappropriate look or touch.
Using music of the period (“Mack the Knife,” “Bei Mir Bist Du Schön,” “Love for Sale”) and songs from Kander and Ebb’s Cabaret, HMC captures the raucous and outrageous gay culture of pre-war Berlin. Act II features the Midwest premiere of Jake Heggie’s For a Look or a Touch, a stirring dramatic tale of two lovers sent to the Nazi concentration camps—one who is exterminated and one who lives to recount a love lost and unspoken. Guest baritone Morgan Smith and actor Kip Niven join HMC to present this moving tribute to the power of love in the midst of devastating circumstances.
Falling in Love Again
Saturday, March 23 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, March 24 at 4:00 pm
300 West 12th Street, Kansas City, Missouri
Visit our online journal Blogging in Love Again for program notes, resources and historical background on this concert.