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
The traveling theater group, Roundabout Theatre Company, is performing ‘Cabaret’ at the Orpheum Theatre October 18th through the 23rd. They are also running the show in cities around the country through August 6th, 2017. This show is based on the play written by John Van Durtan, and the stories by Christopher Isherwood. The music is strong and harsh and makes you want to clap along. Vulgarity is constant, but is a key part of the story. I felt, though, that it didn’t…Continue
This Tuesday, Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of Cabaret, opened at the Orpheum Theater. Cabaret, set in Berlin in 1931 during the rise of Nazism, revolves around the relationship of Cliff Bradshaw, an American writer, and British nightclub performer Sally Bowles. The show continuously goes between two worlds, the cabaret of the Kit Kat Klub and the stories of the characters in the outside world, with the cabaret…Continue
On October 18th RoundAbout Theatre Company performed their touring production of Cabaret at The Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis. The show takes place in Berlin, Germany 1929-1930. It shows the adverse effects of the rising Nazis party in a highly comedic, satirical setting through the tumultuous stories of Cabaret performers and patrons. Many came because they said, " Come to the cabaret, old…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
"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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue