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"Cabaret" is the First Production of the 2016-17 School Year

The musical Cabaret will be the first production of the 2016-17 school year. The cast and production staff is listed on the information page.

Evening performances (8 p.m.) are Thursday through Saturday, September 29 through October 1. Sunday matinee is October 2 at 2 p.m. General admission tickets are $10 in advance (available from students involved with the show) or online. At the door, general admission tickets are $15. You can also obtain reserved seating tickets (first six rows of the center section) online. Reserved seats are $20.

Cabaret takes place from 1929-1930, a time when Berlin, in the midst of a Post-World War I economic depression, is transitioning from a center of underground, avant-garde culture to the beginnings of Hitler’s totalitarian regime and the rise of the Nazi Party. Into this world enters Clifford Bradshaw (Andrew Tye), a struggling American writer looking for inspiration for his next novel.

On his first night in Berlin, Cliff wanders into the Kit Kat Klub, a seedy nightclub overseen by the strange, omniscient Emcee (Benjamin Clardy). Here, Cliff meets Sally Bowles (Emma Tolleson), a vivacious, talented cabaret performer, and an utterly lost soul. Sally and Cliff begin a relationship, which blossoms unexpectedly into a dream-like romance.

As time passes, however, the situation in Berlin changes from exciting and vital to ominous and violent. Ernst Ludwig (Dylan Prather), Cliff’s first German friend, turns out to be an up-and-coming member of the Nazi Party. Herr Schultz (Nickolas Winkler), a fellow boarder at Fraulein Schneider’s (Kaiya Fowler) guest house (and Schneider’s fiancée), is the victim of an Anti-Semitic hate crime.

The musical numbers include many famous songs including "Willkommen", "Don't Tell Mama", "Mein Herr", "Maybe This Time", "Money" and "Cabaret".

The original Broadway production won many Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Featured Actor and Actress, Best Direction, Best Choreography, Best Scenic Design and Best Costume Design.

CLICK HERE for the Information Page (cast, production staff, etc.) The show is rated PG-13.

Below is an article by Crystal Dominguez that appeared in the Temple Daily Telegram on September 29, 2016. The photo is by Temple High School's own Coach Matt Corley.


Thespian Troupe #1966
Temple High School
415 South 31st Street
Temple, TX 76504

Natasha Tolleson
(254) 215-7036

Technical Director
& Assistant Director
Carlen Gilseth
(254) 215-7302

Theatre Instructor,
Lights & Sound Teacher
Kayla Stewart
(254) 215-7112


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25 Years

Temple's UIL One-Act Play team has been the District Co-Champion for 25 years in a row (as of March 2017). No other UIL team at Temple High holds such a record.

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2015-2016 Highlights

Texas UIL 5A State Finals
One-Act Play Competition
(Out of over 250 schools)

3rd Place in Texas, Div. 2
UIL Dramatic Design Group

3rd Place & 6th Place
Individual Entries in
UIL Dramatic Design

Texas Thespians,
All-Star Troupe
(one of seven in Texas)

Seven Events Advance to
International Competition

Three Students Participate in
All-State Show (Big Fish) 

2014-2015 Highlights

International Thespian
Champion, Theatre Marketing

Texas Thespians,
All-Star Troupe
(one of four in Texas)

Six Events Advance to
International Competition

Three Students Selected for
All-State Show (Big Fish) 
Cast and Crew

Natasha Tolleson named to
Texas Thespian Hall of Fame

Second Runner-Up
Texas UIL 5A State Finals
One-Act Play Competition
(Out of over 250 schools)

2013-2014 Highlights

International Thespian
Champion, Film

Texas Thespians,
Main Stage Performance
The Secret Garden

11 Events Advance to
International Competition

10 Students Advance
to State Finals in
UIL Theatrical Design
(2nd Highest Number of
Any School in Texas)

Texas Top 12, UIL 5A
One-Act Play Competition
(Out of 257 schools)

Texas State Champion
UIL Film Contest
Division 2, Narrative

Texas State Champion
UIL Group
Theatrical Design

2nd Place in Texas,
UIL Set Design

4th Place in Texas,
UIL Marketing Design