Instead of “Come to the Cabaret,” Bristol Riverside Theater Invited: Come Watch it Online


The sets were in place. Costumes sewn. Lights hung. Rehearsals over.

The Bristol Riverside Theater cast had been through two performances of the musical Cabaret last spring before COVID-19 drew the curtain. The troupe cancelled the remainder of the run. But eventually, a combination of technology and creativity revived it, reports PHL17 Morning News

Ken and Amy Kaissar are the musical’s co-producing directors. Ken remembers well the emotional toll of the news. 

“It felt like a piece of all of us died,” he said.  

But harkening to their “show-must-go-on” credo, the company found a way to transfer the entire production online. 

“We sent [the cast] set, props, costumes… They eventually turned their bedrooms into a set. And then we would stream into their house and do a show from there. So it’s kind of a wild experience,” said Amy.  

More information on how local theater groups managed their way through the coronavirus lockdowns is at PHL17 Morning News

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