Previous Productions

Cabaret (Fall 2018)

Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Book by Joe Masteroff
Based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood
Directed by Victoria Bussert
Choreographed by Gregory Daniels
Music Direction by Beth Burrier
A co-production with the Conservatory of Music’s music theatre program and the department of theatre and dance.

At the close of the 1920s, a garish master of ceremonies at a Berlin nightclub 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 new to Berlin, is immediately taken by English singer Sally Bowles. Meanwhile, Fräulein Schneider, proprietor of Cliff and Sally’s boarding house, begins a romance with Herr Schultz, a mild-mannered Jewish fruit seller. Musical numbers include "Willkommen," "Cabaret," "Don’t Tell Mama" and "Two Ladies."