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CABARET is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC.

Book by Joe Masteroff
Based on the play by John Van Druten and Stories by Christopher Isherwood
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Daring and exuberant, Cabaret explores life in Bohemian Berlin as Germany slowly succumbs to the emerging Third Reich in the early 1930s. Set primarily in the seedy Kit Kat Club, an omniscient and gender-bending Master of Ceremonies encourages his audience to forget their troubles. Through bawdy song and dance and wry commentary, the Kit Kat Club serves as both an escape for its patrons and as a metaphor for the ominous political developments taking place in and around it. With romance, classic songs and provocative themes, Cabaret has become one of theatre’s best-loved musicals. 

Audience members will be socially distanced from other parties and the play will be uniquely staged in such a way as to distance actors from one another as well. 

From the Director

Cabaret is a musical that captures a singular moment in history, while simultaneously resonating in the here and now – regardless of when it’s being produced. The creeping fascism of 1931 Berlin set against the gleeful decadence of the Berlin cabaret culture is certainly evocative. Perhaps the reason for its perpetual relevance is that we never have to look far to find extremists seeking a convenient scapegoat for the country’s woes.

Song List

Willkommen Emcee and Company
So What? Fräulein Schneider
Don't Tell Mama Sally and Kit Kat Performers
Mein Herr Sally and Kit Kat Performers
Perfectly Marvelous Sally and Cliff
Two Ladies Emcee, Lulu, Bobby
It Couldn't Please Me More (A Pineapple) Fräulein Schneider and Herr Schultz
Tomorrow Belongs to Me Child and Emcee
Maybe This Time Sally
Money Emcee and Kit Kat Performers
Married Herr Schultz, Fräulein Kost, Fräulein Scheider
Tomorrow Belongs to Me (Reprise) Fräulein Kost, Ernst Ludwig and Company
Kickline Emcee and Kit Kat Girls
Married (Reprise) Herr Schultz
If You Could See Her (The Gorilla Song) Emcee
What Would You Do? Fräulein Schneider
I Don't Care Much Emcee
Cabaret Sally
Willkommen (Reprise) / Finale Ultimo Emcee, Cliff and Company


Production Staff

Director Jessica Jackson
Music Director/Rehearsal Pianist Douglas Morrow
Choreographer Amanda Benzin
Lighting and Scenic Designer Matthew Schlief
Costume Designer Jill Van Brussel
Fight Choreographer Benjamin Reigel
Sound Designer/A1 Jose Prado
Hair and Makeup Designer Lauren Knight
Technical Director Michael Legate
Production Manager/Producer Maurice LaMee
Co-Producer CMU Student Tuition Support
Assistant Director Sierra Packard
Stage Manager Shawna Seals
Assistant Stage Manager TJ James
Master Electrician Brittany McDermott
Light Board Operator Margaret Brophy
Sound Engineer/A2 Phoenix Gallegos
Costume Supervisor/Shop Manager Jill Van Brussel
Head of Wardrobe Rachel Foote
Dressers Lauren Knight, Luke Hatten
Costume Shop Staff Lauren Knight, TJ James, Catie Spann
Donovan Kriskowski, Marge Brophy
Kaitlyn Burns, Rachel Foote, Tatianna Popovich
Paint and Construction Crew

Jose Prado, Josiah Fingerlin, Abigail Orton
Nicole Shirley, Teresa Guenther, Noah Reedy
Grace Oberschmidt, Brittany McDermott
Austin Jensen, David Wheeler, Avery Rima
Holdyn Jenkins-Baker, Jacob Saisi, Isaac Van Horn
Riely Nugent

Musicians Douglas Morrow, pianist/conductor/keyboards
Ron Bradley, trumpet
Jack Chipchase, drums
Tim Emmons, bass
Andrew Foutz, clarinet/alto sax
Gabe Gallegos, trombone
Brittni Nack, violin
Raisha Quinn, keyboard 2
Chris Unfug, guitar/banjo
Nathan Wilson, clarinet/tenor sax
Box Office Manager Lara Connolly
Box Office Assistants Bryanna Alvarado
Publicity and Design Laura Bradley
Special Thanks George Brown, Dr. Adam Rosenbaum


Cast Bios