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Based on a 1939 novel by Christopher Isherwood and a 1951 play by John Van Druten, Cabaret features music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. Cliff Bradshaw, an American author working on a novel in Berlin, encounters Sally Bowles at the seedy Kit Kat Klub where she sings. When she is fired by the club’s owner, also her jealous boyfriend, she moves in with Cliff and the two fall in love. As the Nazis begin taking control of the German government, the atmosphere of the Kit Kat Klub and the lives of Cliff and Sally begin to change dramatically.
Why You Should See This Show
"Cabaret is a classic musical that sadly never seems to lose relevance and staging it in 2020 presents more challenges than usual. The essence of this musical is that it is meant to be a commentary on political and social issues using the framework of Nazi Germany. To present Kander & Ebb's work without commenting on the current pandemic, racial tensions, and resurgence of fascist rhetoric would do a disservice to the spirit of the piece. Using modern design and avant-garde video and projection elements; we hope to bring new life to this classic cautionary tale." - Ryan Shealy, Director
Cabaret will feature the talents of:
Leiah Lewis, Matti-Lynn Chrisman, Justin Woody, Lori Turner, Scott Smith, Jacob Poiner, Anna Scheurer, Emily Bare, Nykera Gardner, Jenna Krivosh, Ellie Nickoli, Jake Sustersic, George Swarn, and Caroline Grace Williams
Directed by Ryan Shealy with Musical Direction by Jacob Poiner
Not ready to come inside the theatre yet?
You are in luck! The Friday and Saturday performances (Oct 2-3, 9-10) of Cabaret will also be shown in the Ren Backlot for only $25 per car! Bring your chairs and blankets and watch on the big screen under the stars!
Special Event on October 4
Join us for a live edition of "Shop Talk" on the Renaissance stage immediately following the October 4th performance of "Cabaret." Featuring "Shop Talk" creator Damien Beauford, members of the cast, and moderated by Brittany Schock from Richland Source; this will be a candid discussion of race and prejudice in the context of "Cabaret".
PLEASE READ: The Renaissance is currently utilizing a seating chart that recognizes social distancing for the 2020-2021 season; patrons who purchase a group of 2 or more tickets for a show are welcome to sit together within their purchased ticket range upon arrival at the theatre. Seat availability is subject to change pending government regulations, and patrons who would like to maintain a socially-distanced seat or are interested in changing their seats if restrictions are lifted should contact the Box Office directly to be added to a notification list.
All tickets purchased online and via phone are available for pick up at the Renaissance Box Office will call window prior to the event or during normal business hours.