Cabaret

Festival Theatre

| April 10 – October 26

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
Originally directed by SAM MENDES

Directed by PETER HINTON
Choreography by DENISE CLARKE
Musical direction by PAUL SPORTELLI
Set designed by MICHAEL GIANFRANCESCO
Costumes designed by JUDITH BOWDEN
Lighting designed by BONNIE BEECHER
Sound designed by JOHN LOTT

“AN ARTISTIC TRIUMPH” – Sun Media

Cabaret. Photos by David Cooper and Emily Cooper.

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Welcome to the Kit Kat Klub, the hottest nightclub in Berlin. American Cliff Bradshaw has just arrived in town. When he meets nightclub singer Sally Bowles, his life is turned upside down – just as the world is about to turn upside down, with Hitler on the rise in Weimar Germany. Another couple – Fraulein Schneider, Cliff’s landlady, and Herr Schultz, a Jewish grocer – must face the music, while the Emcee invites Cliff and Sally to forget the world around them. Hailed as a rare musical that both challenges and entertains, it premiered on Broadway in 1966 and ran for over 1100 performances, winning numerous Tony Awards including Best Musical.

This justly celebrated musical is a perfect fit for The Shaw, combining as it does a book with real emotional and political heft and a brilliant score. Led by Peter Hinton, whose Lady Windermere’s Fan was universally hailed last season, we are sure to be in for a fascinating new spin on this provocative tale. -JM

CABARET is recommended for ages 15+

Running time is approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes with one intermission.