Cabaret takes place from 1929-1930, a time when Berlin, in the midst of a post-World War I economic depression, is transitioning from an underground, avant-garde cultural epicenter to the beginnings of Hitler’s totalitarian regime and the rise of the Nazi Party. In a Berlin nightclub, 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 citizens and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. Incredibly popular with audiences, Cabaret is an increasingly relevant look at society. With a distinct dose of provocation and a score featuring songs that have become classics of the North American Musical Theatre canon, Cabaret is a fierce, meaty musical that pushes the boundaries of the form and literally holds “the mirror up to nature.”
Cabaret is presented by our Conservatory Company, featuring adult performers 18-30.
Mature content. Flashing lights and fog effects.