North Arlington, New Jersey-AP) — The choice of “Cabaret” for the spring musical at a Catholic high school in New Jersey has sparked a ruckus.
The production at Queen of Peace High School in North Arlington opened last weekend and begins its final series of performances tomorrow.
Cabaret is set in pre-Nazi Germany and gets into such issues as homosexuality, promiscuity and abortion. Opponents say Cabaret is an inappropriate show for a religious school. One says it’s “180 degrees” against the teachings of the Roman Catholic faith. Another is calling for a candlelight protest vigil and suggests people buy tickets but then sit facing away from the stage.
Backers, though, say the students deserve praise for confronting tough issues. The director says, “Any school can do Oklahoma.”