MCT Proposal - Cabaret
Updated: Nov 14, 2022
Cabaret, by Kander and Ebb
Proposed by director Deborah Wren
Music direction by TBD
In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920's draw to a close, a garish Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and assures them they will forget all their troubles at the Cabaret. With the Emcee's bawdy songs as wry commentary, Cabaret explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlin's natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. Cliff, a young American writer newly arrived in Berlin, is immediately taken with English singer Sally Bowles. Meanwhile, Fräulein Schneider, proprietor of Cliff and Sally's boarding house, tentatively begins a romance with Herr Schultz, a mild-mannered fruit seller who happens to be Jewish. Musical numbers include "Willkommen," "Cabaret," "Don't Tell Mama" and "Two Ladies."
Set in 1929-1930 in Berlin, Germany, this play shows the seedy and depraved nightlife in Germany, and the rise of Nazism. It shows the parallel between the politics of that time to the politics of today.