Book by Joe Masteroff | Music by John Kander | Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Performed at Jane Holloway Hall
Direction by Anthony Underwood | Choreography by Lucy Carruthers | Music Direction by Flynn Sturgeon | Costume Design by Jessica Barry and Aimee Martino | Hair and Make-Up Design by Dulcie Jackson
PC: Emily Bradbury and Sophie Morgan
Cabaret takes place from 1929-1930, a time when Berlin, in the midst of a post-World War I economic depression, is transitioning from a center of underground, avant-garde cultural epicenter to the beginnings of Hitler’s totalitarian regime and the rise of the Nazi Party.
Into this world enters Clifford Bradshaw, a struggling American writer looking for inspiration for his next novel. Cliff meets Sally Bowles, a vivacious, talented cabaret performer, and an utterly lost soul. Sally and Cliff begin a relationship, which blossoms unexpectedly into a dream-like romance.
With a distinctly Brechtian dose of provocation and a score featuring songs that have become classics of the American Musical Theater, Cabaret is a fierce, meaty musical that pushes the boundaries of the form and literally holds “the mirror up to nature.”