Cabaret (1998 version)
Image: a pair of eyes - one feminine, one masculine - float in a blood red sky over an old city tower. "Welcome to Berlin" displays vertically down the tower. "Cabaret" displays vertically down the side of the image in whimsical marquee lettering.
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Show your WWU student ID at the door for free balcony seating (first come, first served). Student-priced tickets available at the box office for main floor seats.
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Biking and Walking
Sometimes, by the time you sit in traffic, find a parking spot, and walk from the lot to the Performing Arts Center, you haven't saved much time, if any. Consider using your legs and feet if possible.
Complimentary Parking in Lot 9G for Cabaret
For this production we have reserved lot 9G for your convenience and enjoyment. View a colorful and detailed map with text directions to find your way!
Book by Joe Masteroff
Based on the play "I am a Camera" by John Van Druten and "Berlin Stories" by Christopher Isherwood
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Directed by Jim Lortz
Musical direction by Ryan Dudenbostel
Setting: The Kit Kat Klub, a seedy nightclub in Berlin. New Year's Eve, 1929.
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."
CABARET is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC. www.concordtheatricals.com
- Strong Language
- Mild Adult Themes
A stunning musical... this marionette's-eye view of a time and place in our lives that was brassy, wanton, carefree and doomed to crumble is brilliantly conceived.
The New York Times
A masterpiece of musical theater penned as a cautionary tale and not at all leavened by the embrace of paradox.
The Chicago Tribune