1931 Berlin—the capital of divine decadence, liberal thought, and cultural transformation while the shadow of the Nazis threatens to engulf all of Europe. It is the beginning of the end. Welcome to Cabaret, the iconic musical which revolves around the seedy happenings of the Kit Kat Klub and its regulars. With music and lyrics by the award-winning team behind Chicago, this sizzling musical reminds us that “life is a cabaret, old chum, and you’ll love this Cabaret.”
Please note that Cabaret is a sexy and scandalous story set in the pre-WWII era in Berlin. As such, some of the content may not be appropriate for all audiences. If you decide this show is not appropriate for your family, any previously purchased youth tickets may be gifted to an adult friend at no cost. You may view complete details about the content of Cabaret on our Production Preview Guide.
Post-Show Discussion: July 25, 2015 • 2:00 PM
Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes, including intermission.
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Kathryn Van Meter*
Emcee: Scott Brateng*
Sally Bowles: Nicole Beerman*
Cliff Bradshaw, Ernst Ludwig: Randy Scholz
Fräulein Schneider: Amy Baldwin*
Fräulein Kost: Kathryn Van Meter*
Herr Schultz: John X. Deveney
Male Swing: Jordan Jackson
Female Swing: Rianna Hidalgo
"I don't know if there's a better musical theatre actress in all of Seattle than Billie Wildrick"
"Laden with decadence and darkness"
Heed the Hedonist
"Cast and crew have created a perfectly marvelous night out serving up plenty of entertainment with powerful and thought-provoking questions in this production of 'Cabaret.'"
Edge Media Network
"If you see only one show this summer, make it 'Cabaret.'"
"'What Would You Do?'…starts bursting with anger and builds to a finish of shattering regret. It is the single finest musical theatre performance I have seen in Seattle in years"
"Don't miss out on this flashy, mesmerizing show."
Christine Becerra Blog
"The small band plays Kander and Ebb’s stirring songs with gusto. When the platform they’re on moves from behind the curtain to center stage, they’re deservedly in the spotlight."
"A sparkling production for older teens and adults"
"Billie Wildrick is in fine form as Sally Bowles, effectively capturing her vibrant impetuousness and mercurial mood swings."
Daily Record News
"A vibrant, glitzy production that entertains from opening curtain to final ovation"
Huff Post: Entertainment
"A full-throttle onstage jazz band, and accomplished singer-actors deliver the superb score by John Kander and Fred Ebb with skill and flair"
The Seattle Times
"…this is undeniably a well-crafted show, high in energy and crackling with strong performances on the most beautifully crafted set of the season."
"The opening set with its detritus, destruction, just plain mess is powerful and sets a mood."
Arts Stage - Seattle Rage
"The leads, especially Wildrick and Allgood, are terrific."
Seattle Gay News
"I have to mention the gloriousness of Jason Collins as the club's Emcee. From the moment he sets foot on stage he owns it and his skulking in and out of scenes and numbers gave him an almost otherworldly feel."
"Simply put, 'Cabaret' is one of the best productions I've ever seen at Village Theatre"
"[Billie Wildrick is] a buxom blonde who can exude the va-va-voom glamour of bygone silver-screen stars — and sing like a nightingale, too."
The Seattle Times
"Matthew Smucker's decoratively cluttered set is ingenious and eye-filling, and the pit band, under Tim Symons' direction, is the most stirring I've heard at Village Theatre."
- The original Broadway production of Cabaret, directed by Harold Prince, ran an impressive 1,165 performances and won 8 Tony Awards.
- In the original 1968 London production of Cabaret, Judi Dench starred as Sally Bowles.
- Village Theatre's Cabaret director Brian Yorkey won the Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award for his musical Next to Normal, and also wrote the musical If/Then, starring Idina Menzel.
- Jason Collins, who plays the Emcee, was the Assistant Stage Manager for Village Theatre's 1995 production of Cabaret.
- Cabaret choreographer, Kathryn Van Meter, can be seen in the production as Texas and also as the gorilla in the song "If You Could See Her."
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