"Cabaret," in French, initially referred to a business that served liquor and was a common meeting space of poets, writers, artists and composers to share ideas. By the early 1900s, cabarets sprang up all over Europe, and they began scheduling nightly entertainment. Bringing an intimacy and spirit to audiences, cabarets grew in popularity after World War I when people needed an escape more than ever.
The overthrow of the kaiser, the revolutionary tumult that resulted in the establishment of a Social-Democratic republic and the hardships of the inflation period were the troubled waters, which cabaret performers could fish with spectacular success. Berlin became a maelstrom, sucking in the energies and talents of the rest of Germany. . . What New York in the 1920s was to jazz and speakeasies, Berlin was to cabarets in the 1930s. - Laurence Senelick, Cabaret Performance, Volume II: Europe 1920-1940
Cabaret, the musical, gives a stylized but essentially accurate view of what cabaret entertainment was like in 1932 Berlin, with satiric sketches, torch songs, transvestitism and more. These shows had an intellectual punch which, with a few drinks, helped audiences push the harsh realities of life aside for a few hours.
The music in Cabaret is truly iconic and the show is still influencing musical theater to this day. Approaching controversial themes and seedy topics with an exaggerated flare, Cabaret does not back down.
Winning Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Choreography, Best Revival, Outstanding Revival and multiple awards for Best Actor and Actress, Cabaret has an award-winning history over half a century old. The music of the show has been adapted with each revival that has taken place, but the heart of the music remains true to its message. Listen to the songs that make life in Cabaret beautiful.
"Willkommen" – Emcee & Company
"So What?" – Fräulein Schneider
"Don't Tell mama" – Sally & the Kit kat Girls
"Perfectly Marvelous" - Sally & Cliff
"Mein Herr" – Sally
"Two Ladies" – Emcee, Lulu & Hans
"It Couldn't Please Me More" – Fräulein Schneider & Herr Schultz
"Tomorrow Belongs to Me" – Emcee
"Maybe this time" – Sally
"money" – Emcee & kit kat Girls
"Married" – Herr Schultz & Fräulein Schneider, Fritzie
"Tomorrow Belongs to Me" (Reprise) – Fräulein Kost, Ernst Ludwig & Company
"Entr' acte" – kit kat band
"Kick line" – Kit Kat Klub
"Married" (Reprise) – Herr Schultz
"If You Could See Her" – Emcee & The gorilla
"What Would You Do?" – Fräulein Schneider
"I Don't Care Much" – Emcee
"Cabaret" – Sally
"Finale" – The Company
JANUARY 19-21, 2018
Friday, January 19 at 8pm
Saturday, January 20 at 2pm
Saturday, January 20 at 8pm
Sunday, January 21 at 2pm
Sunday, January 21 at 7:30pm
Leave your troubles outside – life is beautiful at Cabaret, the Tony Award®-winning musical about following your heart while the world loses its way.