July 9, 13, 14, 17, 23, 29, 31
August 4, 6, 10, 14, 19, 21, 25
It’s 1930 and Berlin is lavished with seedy nightlife and the undercurrent of big political changes. The Nazi party is growing stronger and stronger and their hold over the citizens of Germany is unable to be ignored any longer. As Hitler rises to power, the citizens of one of the greatest cities in the world struggle to continue living, refusing to acknowledge the danger that is coming their way.
Sally Bowles, an expatriate and performer in one of the dirtiest clubs in the city, is no different than anyone else. She’s trying her best to make a living in a strange and dark time. When Cliff Bradshaw enters the picture and takes a liking to the wild and unpredictable woman, she isn’t sure that she can really trust him. After all, men have only used and abused her before. The lines between right and wrong, smart and dishonest, start to blur when Cliff and Sally are in need of money to support their growing family.
Friends around the pair start to show their true colors and allegiance as the power of the Nazi party grows. Eventually forced to make a decision of whether to stay or go, the couple is torn between the belief that things will turn out well and the knowledge that something terrible is coming.
Cabaret is full of sassy tunes that have become commonplace in our culture today. “Don’t Tell Mama,” which introduces Sally as a bawdy and fun young woman is a well known hit as well as “Maybe This Time,” “Cabaret,” and perhaps most famously, “Wilkommen.” Although the songs are certainly recognizable, their use in the story is surprising and dark when juxtaposed with their fun and saucy nature.
This story, one that has entertained and challenged audiences for years, is sure to make an audience member stop and think about their freedom, their choices, and the insane times we have survived. Watch familiar and bright faces tell a story that both breaks your heart and gives you hope for the future.
Season and individual tickets are available for purchase now.
EVENING SHOWS: July 9, 13, 14, 23, 29, August 4, 6, 10, 14, 19, 25
MATINEES: July 17, 31, August 21