CABARET (1998 VERSION)
July 20-23, 2023
Book by Joe Masteroff
Based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood
Music by Jon Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Director – Meg Quin Dussault
Music/Orchestra Director – Trey Lundquist
Choreographer – Marissa Stanley
Thursday, July 20, 2023, 7:30 pm
Friday, July 21, 2023 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, July 22, 2023, 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 23, 2023, 2:00 pm
The Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center
1 School Street
The Un-Common Theatre Company concludes our 2022-2023 season with our Young Adult Company Production of Cabaret. Daring, provocative and exuberantly entertaining, Cabaret explores the dark and heady life of Bohemian Berlin as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich.
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 Third Reich. Cliff, a young American writer newly arrived in Berlin, is immediately taken with 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.”
The Un-Common Theatre Company is dedicated to creating an inclusive and diverse theater community. Un-Common Theatre does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, or disability in its casting and participation.
Cabaret is presented through special arrangement with Concord Theatricals.