Book by Joe Masteroff
Based on the play by John Van Druten and
Stories by Christopher Isherwood
Music by John Kander Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Originally Co-directed and Choreographed by Rob Marshall
and Directed by Sam Mendes
Directed by Joseph Haj
(Please note that this show uses smoke and haze effects and an electronic cigarette.)
Age recommendation for Cabaret
“a daring and great musical that combines unforgettable songs with genuinely gripping and disturbing drama” –The Daily Telegraph (London)
Enter the tantalizing world of The Kit Kat Klub in 1930s Berlin, where beguiling, self-destructive chanteuse Sally Bowles lives with no thought for tomorrow.
One of the defining musicals of all time, Cabaret intertwines social history with dazzling entertainment in new and dangerous ways. The decadence of a Weimar nightclub becomes a shattered mirror reflecting a society spiraling toward disaster with the rise of Hitler’s Nazis. Hosted with lascivious charm by the Emcee, played by Obie Award-winning Taylor Mac (PRC2 The Young Ladies Of…).
Photo of Taylor Mac by Xanthe Elbrick.
Set in Weimar Germany at the rise of Nazism, this play looks at the underbelly of an artistic community in the form of the Kit Kat Klub. Lines of gender and sexuality are blurred, and with the rousing musical numbers throughout, darker undertones rise to the surface. This production depicts drug and alcohol use. Actors appear nearly nude during portions of the show and there are moments of stylized sexual choreography. This production of Cabaret will be best appreciated by young people ages 16 and older.
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