Cabaret, written by John Kander and Frank Ebb, was first produced on Broadway in 1966 and later made into a film in 1972. Cabaret has a long string of revivals that have been produced both on Broadway and in London including the critically acclaimed 1998 revival directed by Sam Mendes which starred Alan Cumming. Roundabout Theatre Company has now managed to bring a revival of its 1998 production on the road, where it has made a stop at our very own Orpheum Theatre.
Cabaret is set in…Continue
On Sunday afternoon I had the pleasure of seeing Cabaret at the Orpheum Theater. The play is about a young american writer named Clifford Bradshaw (Benjamin Eakeley) and the journey he faces while staying in Berlin, Germany post World War II. Once he arrives in Germany, Bradshaw somehow finds his way into the Kit Kat Club. There he meets a singer, Sally Bowles (Andrea Goss). They find themselves in an unexpected romance that goes through many ups and…Continue
Cabaret at the Orpheum theater in downtown Minneapolis opened this past Tuesday to a lively audience. The show was introduced by scantily clad actresses taking the stage to warm up and stretch. This opening invited in the sense of being at a cabaret joint. The year was 1929 the place was the Kit Kat Klub in Berlin. The lights come on and the Emcee (Randy Harrison) steps out.
Clifford Bradshaw (Benjamin Eakeley) is a young writer looking for inspiration in a new city far away…Continue
Everything and then Nothing
Roundabout Theatre’s Cabaret was breathtaking, except when it wasn’t. The detailed staging of the show and the clear attention to where each character was, whether written into the scene or not, were undeniably both intelligent and justified. And yet during musical scenes involving chorus members, lyrics and…Continue
Wilkommen to the cabaret! Here, life is beautiful! Opening last Tuesday at the Orpheum, Director BT McNicholl’s Cabaret marks the 50th anniversary of Roundabout Theatre Company. Cabaret is the perfect distraction from any troubles in your life between the provocative dancing and the enticing scenes.
Narrated by the Emcee (Randy Harrison) and the boys and girls of the Kit Kat Club, Cabaret tells the story of American writer…Continue
Roundabout Theatre Company's national tour of Cabaret is, to say the least “perfectly marvelous”. Stellar leads paired with brilliant lighting design and an already amazing script and musical score make for a good show. Randy Harrison opens the whole production as the Emcee of the Kit Kat Club, where the people of 1930’s Berlin go to forget their troubles for a while. Clifford Bradshaw, is an American traveler who finds himself at the club. There, he…Continue
Make sure to tell your mama to go see Cabaret! Cabaret is playing at the Orpheum Theatre through Sunday October Twenty Third. The show opens on New Year’s Eve of 1929 on a train. Aboard that train are an American novelist Clifford Bradshaw (Benjamin Eakeley) and a German man Ernest Ludwig (Patrick Vaill). Ernest tells Clifford about a boarding house and a night club, the Kit Kat club. In those two locations…Continue
The musical Cabaret draws inspiration from Christopher Isherwood’s novel Goodbye to Berlin, as well as John Van Druten’s play, I Am A Camera, which was also based off of the novel, and was written by Joe Masteroff (book), John Kander (music), and Fred Ebb (lyrics). The show revolves around a shady nightclub called The Kit Kat Klub in Berlin, Germany, at the time of the rise of the Nazi party and tells the story of Clifford Bradshaw (Benjamin Eakeley), an American…Continue
The magic of theatre is an experience unlike no other. It gives you the power to be transported into another time and place, allowing you to completely let go and become somebody else for two hours. Despite its powerful message, the touring production of Cabaret, directed by BT McNicholl, failed to provide this experience, and the unengaged audience did not help.
I went in with…Continue
Cabaret, at the Orpheum October 18-23, is based on the Christopher Isherwood book “The Berlin Stories” and the John Van Druten film “I Am A Camera.” Set between the World Wars in Berlin, Germany, the show focuses on the relationship between nightclub performer, Sally Bowles, and American journalist, Clifford Bradshaw. The story is presented by the Emcee, who is also the announcer at The…Continue
Cabaret, the Broadway classic is now back and as beautiful as ever on the Orpheum Theater stage through October 23. The story of Cabaret is set in 1929 Berlin, Germany when the shadow of the Nazi party starts to become apparent. Cabaret follows an American writer, Clifford Bradshaw (Benjamin Eakeley), and his complicated and intimate romance with cabaret dancer Sally Bowles (Andrea Goss). The show is narrated by…Continue
Since its 1966 debut on Broadway, Cabaret has captured the world’s attention with its raunchy nature and its reflection of the rise of Nazi Germany. Based on the work of Christopher Isherwood, I believe that its extreme contrasts in playfulness and solemness is what the world finds so appealing. This version, directed by BT McNicholl, takes these features to extreme limits.
Randy Harrison is an exceptional Master of Ceremonies. His performance is energetic…Continue
If you manage to procure a ticket to the Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of Cabaret, consider yourself lucky. The Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis hosts the show through October 23rd, making it a divinely provocative opener for Hennepin Theatre Trust’s Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin Season. Cabaret follows Clifford…Continue
“Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome,” crooned the Emcee, played by Randy Harrison, as the curtains rose on Cabaret’s opening night at the Orpheum Theatre. Cabaret, which takes in place in Berlin, Germany from 1929 to 1930, has returned to the Orpheum for a six day run opening on October 18th and closing on the 23rd. Performed by The Roundabout Theatre Company for their 50th Anniversary Season, Cabaret…Continue