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If You Could See Cabaret

Olivia Haan

Roundabout Theatre Company's production of "Cabaret"

"We have no troubles here!" announced the Emcee as he welcomed us to the KitKat club where, "life is beautiful. The girls are beautiful. Even the orchestra is beautiful!" As more people enter the stage, they all synchronized to a beat with their hips. After some seductive dancing from the KitKat Girls and the Emcee (who stole the show), I was convinced that I was in the KitKat club in 1930s Germany. The show was full of… Continue

Added by Olivia Haan on October 20, 2016 at 9:14pm — 1 Comment

Cabaret Needs More Intimacy — Just Not Between the Actors

Cabaret is a show more about ideas and metaphors than plot: much of the story doesn't pull together until the end, and the main plot lines are actually subplots that serve its themes rather than driving action.The show is set during Berlin’s “roaring twenties,” a renaissance of sorts in Germany post World War One. The Kit Kat Klub, where the show is focused, serves to show the audience the sentiments of Berlin, and Germany in general at the time: political…


Added by Delia Grimes on October 20, 2016 at 9:12pm — 1 Comment

Cabaret Review

The current remount of Sam Mendez and Rob Marshall’s 1998 production, Cabaret, is a must-see musical. Based in the years 1929-1930, Cabaret tells the outlandish tale of life in Berlin, Germany pre-WWII. The legendary Emcee presents the vibrant nightlife of the Kit Kat Klub to lead us through the lives of American writer Clifford Bradshaw (Benjamin Eakeley), and Sally Bowles (Andrea Goss), a mediocre night club performer from England.

The audience hadn’t even…


Added by Liv Krusinski on October 20, 2016 at 8:59pm — 2 Comments

Come to the Cabaret!

Kander and Ebb’s Cabaret, running at the Orpheum theatre in Minneapolis through October 23rd, is back after first appearing in 1999! Roundabout Theatre Company revived the production at Studio 54 in 2014 before launching a national tour this season under the direction of BT McNicholl. For those unfamiliar with the story, Cabaret concerns a Sally Bowles (Andrea Gross), a performer at the Kit Kat Klub in Berlin during the fall of the Weimar Republic and rise of Nazi Germany, and her…


Added by Thomas Bertron on October 20, 2016 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

Let Orpheum Theatre Willkommen You to Cabaret

"Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome," are the first words heard as the Emcee intrigues the audience. The lighting is dark, with a blue spotlight on Emcee. Emcee starts in a black leather coat, inviting the audience to relax and enjoy. The cabaret girls then walk out and Emcee introduces them in a seductive manner. The girls only move their hips side to side and change facial expressions depending on Emcee's…


Added by Hannah Paulsen on October 20, 2016 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

It Couldn't Please Me More!

Bella West…


Added by Bella West on October 20, 2016 at 5:53pm — 1 Comment

Life is a Cabaret by Meghan Katers

The first thing I was told about this show was “you will be shocked”. I knew a little bit about this show and how it is renowned for being riskay, but when I left the theatre  was absolutely speechless. I left shocked in a way that was completely unexpected. Life really is a Cabaret.  The show Cabaret presented by the Roundabout Theatre company directed by BT McNicholl showing through October 23rd left me speechless on multiple occasions. This  musical followed American…


Added by Meghan Katers on October 20, 2016 at 5:29pm — 1 Comment

Cabaret Was Extremely Beautiful

        Cabaret. This show was truly beautiful. The show takes place in Berlin, Germany with the time setting of  1929-1930 before World War Ⅱ. The show focused on the idea of how we view others in society. This show dealt with very heavy topics including discrimination, feminism, and the overall situation surrounding the holocaust and Hitler’s power. Going into the show I was very excited because I have never seen the show before and I have heard many people talk about how fantastic the…


Added by Madi Nelson on October 20, 2016 at 5:13pm — 2 Comments

Perfectly Marvelous

When the lights came up at intermission, I thought “This show is enjoyable. A little weird, but, you know, in a good way.” When I walked out of the theatre after curtain call I was thoroughly speechless. I’m not exaggerating when I say that the Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of Cabaret, directed by BT McNicholl and playing at the Orpheum Theater through October…


Added by Elizabeth Donovan on October 20, 2016 at 4:34pm — 1 Comment

Perfectly Marvelous

When the lights came up at intermission, I thought “This show is enjoyable. A little weird, but, you know, in a good way.” When I walked out of the theatre after curtain call I was thoroughly speechless. I’m not exaggerating when I say that the Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of Cabaret, directed by BT McNicholl and playing at the Orpheum Theater through October…


Added by Elizabeth Donovan on October 20, 2016 at 4:33pm — No Comments

Come hear the music play!

Show goers are in for a good night. Even before the lights go down, Cabaret transports audience members to Weimar Germany and the racy Kit Kat Klub. In front of a glittery curtain, dancers and musicians in undergarments stretch and warm up, before the lights drop and the legendary Emcee (Randy Harrison) starts the show. Cabaret follows the erratic romance between the American writer Clifford Bradshaw (Benjamin Eakeley) and the British singer Sally Bowles (Andrea Goss).…


Added by Sabrina Merritt on October 20, 2016 at 4:22pm — 1 Comment

Life Could Be a Cabaret

When two of the leads in Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of Cabaret were shown onstage on Tuesday at the Orpheum, the house erupted in noise, and that shows how impactful this show has been. Though the show itself, with music and lyrics by the amazing Kander and Ebb duo and book written by Joe Masteroff, has made itself a phenomenon, this production did not reach those expectations. Cabaret takes place in pre-WWII Berlin, Germany and follows the story of an American,…


Added by Sam Irvin on October 20, 2016 at 4:16pm — 1 Comment

The Troubles Left Inside the Theater


There are few shows in today’s era that involve upsetting or heavy subjects. Many shows aim for an uplifting story about an underdog achieving more success and happiness than they know what to do with. This in part is due to the idea that a night at the theater should be a night to “leave your troubles outside” and…


Added by Kayli Schneider on October 20, 2016 at 3:51pm — 1 Comment

Even the Orchestra is Beautiful in Cabaret

Roundabout Theatre Company’s highly anticipated, Tony Award winning 50th season brings the shocking and seducing Cabaret to Minneapolis for the first time since 1999. After producing the show’s third Broadway revival in 2014, Roundabout Theatre Company takes Cabaret on the road with the assistance of director Sam Mendes and co director and choreographer Rob Marshall. The Broadway revival took home four Tony awards, including Best Revival of a Musical. First produced in 1966, this…


Added by Linnea Stanton on October 20, 2016 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

The Spectrum: Examing Cliff Bradshaw and Sally Bowles

Before seeing Cabaret, I knew very little about the play, and therefore did not know that the characters or the entire production would be so *ahem* "intense." Because I had never seen the show before, or perhaps because I am a teenage boy, I payed close attention to the changing intensity levels of Cliff Bradshaw and Sally Bowles and the cause of these changes. It became my main focus point throughout the play and is to be my main focus point throughout the review.

Throughout the entire… Continue

Added by Nick Ericksen on October 20, 2016 at 3:13pm — 2 Comments


Zoe Redfern-Hall



            Cabaret, a classic in Broadway productions, has been relived once again through a Roundabout Theatre Company production at the Orpheum Theatre this Tuesday. Cabaret, set in Germany pre-World War Two, tells the story of a burlesque club in told through the eyes of an American author who has come to Germany to find adventure. This show discusses running away from societies cruelties until you have to face them. Having…


Added by Zoe Redfern-Hall on October 20, 2016 at 1:23pm — 2 Comments

Deafening Silence and What It Means

In the first three seconds following the end of a show, it’s fairly easy to tell how the production impacted the audience. Sometimes, there is an immediate rush of applause that indicates a wonderful production. Every once and awhile, however, there’s dead silence. At times, a show has such a profound impact on its audience that following the finale, the house is completely silent.…


Added by Larissa Milles on October 19, 2016 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

"There was a cabaret"

“There was a cabaret and there was a master of ceremonies and there was a city called Berlin in a country called Germany. It was the end of the world…” This is said by Clifford Bradshaw, an American novelist and one of the characters of Cabaret, of his time in Germany. Cabaret had the chance to be great but fell short. Cabaret is celebrating its 50th year since its premiere on Broadway. It is a musical based off of the book “The Berlin Stories” by Christopher Isherwood and the film “I Am A… Continue

Added by Maria Spack on October 19, 2016 at 8:41pm — 1 Comment

Life Is Beautiful At The Cabaret

Cabaret, written by Joe Masteroff, John Kander, and Fred Ebb, is currently being performed at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis. It is the story of an American writer, Clifford Bradshaw (Benjamin Eakeley), and his twisted romance with Sally Bowles (Andrea Goss), an English cabaret dancer, during the end of the 1920’s in Berlin, Germany. Cliff meets vivacious Sally during his first night in town and she uses him to support her financially and emotionally throughout…


Added by Kate Lawless on October 19, 2016 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Willkommen to Cabaret

Cabaret begins on New Years Eve, 1929, in Berlin, Germany. As the Nazis ascend to power, the show explores how Germany is changing - through the nightlife at the Kit Kat Klub. As the last stragglers of the audience made their way into the Orpheum, the showgirls came out to warm up. The lights in the house stayed on for ten minutes or so while more performers gradually came on stage to stretch with everyone…


Added by Devyn Terry on October 19, 2016 at 6:50pm — 1 Comment

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