A new cabaret production opens this weekend at the American Cabaret Theatre: Kurt Weill: From “Mack the Knife” to “September Song.” The show will emphasize the extraordinary variety of music that Weill (1900-1950) composed, and the many different lyricists who were his collaborators.
The range of Weill’s music, from his early operas to his cabaret, popular, jazz, folk and Broadway songs, is amazing. He is best known for shows such as 1928’s Three Penny Opera and for influencing many American composers, most notably John Kander and Fred Ebb of Cabaret and Chicago fame, as well as musicians in other genres, such as Louis Armstrong in his rendition of “Mack the Knife” and the Doors’ Jim Morrison in his famous rendition of “Moon Over Alabama.”
The show has a last preview Friday, March 12, 8 p.m. and continues Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. through March 27, with a Sunday, March 21 show at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $22-$30. Call 631-0334 or go to www.americancabarettheatre.com. The ACT is located at 401 E. Michigan St. Also opening this weekend is a new play by Indianapolis playwright Daniel Fenton, Belongings, at Buck Creek Players.