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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, 1998 Broadway production co-directed and choreographed by Rob Marshall, directed by Sam Mendes
Directed by Tim Bond
April 30 – May 17, 2020
Previews April 25 & 28
Pay-What-You-Can Wednesday May 6
Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse
“What good's permitting some prophet of doom
To wipe every smile away
Life is a cabaret, old chum
So come to the cabaret!”
In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920s draw to a close, a garish Master of Ceremonies assures the audience that they will forget all their troubles at the cabaret. But the emcee’s bawdy songs and the decadent allure of the Kit Kat Club can’t ease the creeping darkness of a country slowly yielding to the emerging Third Reich. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, Cabaret gave us some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including “Cabaret,” “Willkommen,” and “Maybe This Time.” It also gives us a stark warning for our time: that apathy, indifference, denial, and self-interest create fertile ground for evil to grow. Faculty member Tim Bond directs this first all-school production since 2015’s The Cradle Will Rock.