November 14-18, 2018 at 7:30 pm, 2:00 pm matinee on November 18 - Bucknall Theater
Book by Joe Masteroff, Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Based on the play I Am a Camera by John van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood
Directed by Jonathan Yukich, Choreographed by Diana Harris, Musical Direction by Matt Durland, Dramaturgy by Meg Savilonis
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 Nazis. Cliff, a young American writer newly arrived in Berlin, is immediately taken by 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.”