Canada’s fourth oldest person to get a special showing of CSLDS’s ‘Cabaret’

PHOTO: June 14, 2014 photo of Cecile Klein — then celebrating her 107th birthday — with daughter Harriet Nussbaum, and cast members (from left to right) Mitchell Brownstein, Brandon Schwartz, Jason Szwimer, Craig Dalley and Mike Melino.

Côte Saint-Luc, May 16, 2019 – At age 111, Cecile Efros Klein hasn’t missed any Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society shows and will be watching several musical numbers from its latest production, Cabaret, on Sunday, May 19 at 3pm at the Donald Berman Maimonides Geriatric Centre (5795 Caldwell Ave.) in Côte Saint-Luc, Quebec.

“Cecile is the fourth oldest person on Canada and we love seeing her at our shows,” said Côte Saint-Luc Mayor Mitchell Brownstein, who is also a producer for the community theatre group. “She looks forward to these shows and makes a point of attending each time.”

The Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society visits seniors homes in the community in the lead up to opening night to offer free performances in an abbreviated version of the show with limited sets and costumes.

The Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society will be performing Kander and Ebb’s iconic musical Cabaret at the Harold Greenspon Auditorium from May 29 to June 16, 2019. The show is set at the Kit Kat Club in Berlin in 1931, where people were enjoying the music and dancing, seemingly oblivious to the outside world where the Nazis were beginning their rise to power.

Cabaret stands as a staggering, sumptuous, scintillating and stark lesson in the dangers of complacency, denial and willful ignorance in the face of unbridled nationalism and the rise of a fascist tide,” said Director Anisa Cameron says. “In the political climate that we find ourselves facing today, I felt strongly compelled to produce this show.”

In addition to the free shows at senior homes, the show will also be presented at special free shows for high school and CEGEP students. Throrough a partnership with the Montreal Holocaust Museum, these special shows will feature talkbacks discussions in the presence of Holocaust survivors.

Cabaret will run for 21 performances between May 30 and June 16, 2019. Tickets for the run range in price from $28 to $45 (for exclusive Cabaret style seating that includes a beverage and refreshment). There will be a special VIP Gala Fundraiser to usher in the run on May 29, 2019, with a dinatoire and entertainment before the show. Tickets for the Gala are $150.  All tickets are available at the Côte Saint-Luc Public Library, the Aquatic and Community Centre, online at, and can also be purchased at the door one hour before show time.

About The Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society

Since 2011, the Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society seeks to bring together actors, writers, musicians and other artistically minded community members to produce theatrical works in an inclusive, collaborative environment where artistic excellence is nurtured and encouraged.

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