Ritz Summerstock 2024


Music & Lyrics by
John Kander and Fred Ebb

Book by
Joe Masteroff

Direction by Suzanne Reese-Mills and Drew Mills

July 12, 13 & 19, 20, 21


In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920’s draw to a close, a garish Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and assures them they will forget all their troubles at the Cabaret. With the Emcee’s bawdy songs as wry commentary, Cabaret explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. Cliff, a young American writer newly arrived in Berlin, is immediately taken with English singer Sally Bowles. Meanwhile, Fräulein Schneider, proprietor of Cliff and Sally’s boarding house, tentatively begins a romance with Herr Schultz, a mild-mannered fruit seller who happens to be Jewish. Musical numbers include “Willkommen,” “Cabaret,” “Don’t Tell Mama” and “Two Ladies.”


SummerStock at the Ritz is an educational program of the TVAA. For decades the Ritz has been the venue for SummerStock. This year, the Historic RitzTheatre is getting ready for a makeover. Norton Auditorium has graciously extended a helping hand hosting as the Ritz receives some much needed repairs. 

The Mission of the Tennessee Valley Art Association is to provide cultural and educational performing and visual arts experiences of unequaled quality for diverse communities in Northwest Alabama with intention to further expression in and appreciation of all the arts.

Our Vision is to be an organization whose inspiring visual & performing arts programming is an essential part of everyday life for  Northwest Alabama & to heighten public understanding and appreciation of art as an expression of the human experience.

The Tennessee Valley Art Association is comprised of the Tennessee Valley Museum of Art in Tuscumbia, AL and the Ritz Theatre in Sheffield, AL.


Emcee – Preston Cox

Sally – Carolina Mooring

Cliff – Bryson Bishop

Herr Schultz – Gary O. Fuqua, Jr.

Frau Schneider – Hannah Ross

Fraulein Kost – Shelby Waggoner

Ernst – Elijah Racz

Rosie – Adaley Simpson

Lulu – Sydney Hunzicker

Frenchie – Bryanna Tucker

Texas – Maggie Clark

Fritzie – Maggie Stewart

Helga – Natalie Thrasher

Bobby – Matt Jones

Victor – James Graham

Herman – LaDarius Prince

Hans – Adrial Garner

Thank you to our SummerStock 2024 sponsors!

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Alabama State Council on the Arts Logo
National Endowment for the Arts logo

This project has been made possible by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.