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Music by John Kander. Lyrics by Fred Ebb. Book by Joe Masteroff.
SHOW TIMES: Wednesday, August 7th
- Sunday, September 1st

Wed & Thurs 7:30pm / Fri & Sat 8:00pm
Wed & Sun 2:00pm

“There was a cabaret and there was a master of ceremonies and there was a city called Berlin in a country called Germany. It was the end of the world … and I was dancing with Sally Bowles and we were both fast asleep.” So begins the international classic musical and winner of 8 Tony awards –  Cabaret. Join us at the Kit Kat Club as the Emcee takes us back to those tumultuous times with unforgettable musical numbers including,  “Willkommen,” “Cabaret,” and “Two Ladies.”

Set in 1931 Berlin as the Nazis are rising to power, Cabaret focuses on the nightlife at the seedy Kit Kat Klub, and revolves around American writer Cliff Bradshaw and his relationship with English cabaret performer Sally Bowles.  A sub-plot involves the doomed romance between German boarding house owner Fräulein Schneider and her elderly suitor Herr Schultz, a Jewish fruit vendor. Overseeing the action is the Master of Ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub.

Now a Broadway classic, the original 1966 Broadway production became a hit winning eight Tony Awards in 1967 and four in 1998.  The show has inspired numerous subsequent productions in London and New York, as well as the 1972 film of the same name.

Saturday matinees added:  Saturday, August 17th and August 31st.




Director and Choreographer:  Todd Underwood

Musical Director:  Mike Morris

Stage Manager:  Laura Lynne Knowles*

Assistant Stage Manager:  Emily Lafreniere*

Scenic Designer:  Daniel Nischan

Lighting Designer:  Marcus Abbott

Sound Designer:  Tate R. Burmeister

Costume Designer:  Kate Bunce

* member of Actors Equity

Join us for an opening night reception following the 8:00pm performance on Friday, August 9th. Light refreshments will be served.


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The 1966 musical "Cabaret" is based on John Van Druten's 1951 play "I Am a Camera", which was adapted from the short novel "Goodbye to Berlin" (1939) by Christopher Isherwood. The musical opened on Broadway on November 20, 1966, at the Broadhurst Theatre, transferred to the Imperial Theatre and then the Broadway Theatre before closing on September 6, 1969, after 1,165 performances and 21 previews. The musical premiered in the West End on February 28, 1968, at the Palace Theatre and ran for 336 performances. Since then, there has been a 1986 London revival, a 1987 Broadway revival, a 1993 London revival, a 1998 Broadway revival, a 2006 and 2012 London revival and a 2014 Broadway revival.