February 7 - March 18
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. Directed by Katie Spelman.
“Stunning Cabaret shocks its opening night audience into silence” … “This is revival work of the highest level” 4 out of 4 stars
Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
Hedy Weiss, Chicago Tonight
“Emotionally gut-wrenching” … “A big, bold musical that’s pushing the envelope” RECOMMENDED
Dean Richards, WGN TV & Radio
“Lavish production” … “Masterful” HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Catey Sullivan, Chicago Sun-Times
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The sound of the orchestra tuning its instruments fills the air. The smell of liquor and perfume permeates your nostrils, causing a shiver of sinful delight. You catch a dancer’s eye and wonder what she’s doing after the show. After all, life is a cabaret, and anything goes.
It’s the early 1930s in Berlin, and life is changing. On the horizon is an ugly and dangerous threat, but that’s no concern for sensational cabaret singer Sally Bowles whose only goal in life is to have a good time. Sally soon finds herself living with a young writer visiting from America to work on a new novel. While their relationship moves beyond just being friends, around them the lives of citizens go from ordinary to a nightmare. Will Sally recognize her own selfishness, or will she look to the ground as the Nazis steamroll over everything she holds dear?
Cabaret is one of the most well-known Broadway musicals of all time, and it’s because of the extraordinary songs, universal appeal and a spellbinding story that still holds true in today’s world. Nominated for a total of 26 Tony Awards over three decades and winning a total of 12 including Best Musical and Best Revival of a Musical, Cabaret is exactly what musical theatre should be: entertaining, enlightening, provocative, edgy and a continuing reflection of our own lives. This groundbreaking musical was unlike anything audiences had seen back when it first premiered, and you’ll feel the same way when it hits the Paramount stage.
Runtime: 2 hours & 35 minutes including one 15-minute intermission
Rated PG-13 for strong language, adult content & partial nudity
QUICK LINKS: DIRECTOR’S NOTES | DAY ONE PHOTOS | MEET THE CAST | OPENING NIGHT
Out of respect for our patrons, children ages 2 and under are not permitted in the theatre.
Out of respect for the artists and in adherence to the union rules we are contractually obligated to enforce, all photography and video recordings of the stage, as well as of the production itself (including audio recording) are strictly prohibited. This policy will be enforced.
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