Book by Joe Masteroff

Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Music by John Kander

Marx Theatre | Oct. 19 - Nov. 16, 2013

What good is sitting alone in your room? Come hear the music play. The excitement of big, Broadway musicals returns to the Playhouse with Kander and Ebb's Tony and Oscar-winning masterpiece. Take your seat at the decadent Kit Kat Club as performer Sally Bowles and novelist Clifford Bradshaw enter into a stormy romance against the backdrop of rising Nazi influence in pre-war Berlin. Cabaret features an irresistible combination of show-stopping choreography and unforgettable songs. Willkommen!

"An intoxicating cocktail for everyone." – Variety

Advisory: Cabaret is recommended for adults and teenage audiences. It has no bad language, but it does contain adult themes, anti-Semitic references and suggestive dancing. Please contact the Box Office if you have questions or require additional information.

Running Time: The show runs approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes, including one intermission.



Production Sponsor

David C. Herriman

Additional Support

Barbara and Bill Weyand

Season Sponsor & Design Sponsor

Season Sponsor of New Work

The Lois and Richard Rosenthal Foundation

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Prologue, October 2013

The excitement of big Broadway musicals returns to the Playhouse with the show-stopping choreography and unforgettable songs of Cabaret.

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Prologue, October 2013

Director and choreographer Marcia Milgrom Dodge took a break from Cabaret rehearsals to offer this peek at the show.

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Prologue, October 2013

Cabaret features some of the most iconic characters in musical theatre history. The backstory for each of them is as fascinating as their fictional counterparts.

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Director's Notes

Cabaret Program, October 2013

Cabaret is not only a classic American musical; Cabaret is a cautionary tale. It’s a story that challenges us to confront the question, "What would you do?"

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Set Designer's Notes

Cabaret Program, October 2013

I have always had a curiosity for places and things that are secret, hidden, seedy, underground and naughty.

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Preview Performances

Oct. 19, 2013, at 8 p.m.; Oct. 20, 2013, at 2 p.m.; Oct. 22, 2013, at 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 23, 2013, at 7:30 p.m.

Be among the first to see the show before opening night and save! Preview performance tickets are discounted and begin at just $30. Not valid with other discounts.

Playhouse Perspectives

Oct. 20, 2013, at 12 p.m.

Featuring Tony Award nominee
Marcia Milgrom Dodge, director and choreographer of Cabaret
Space is limited. Please RSVP to the Playhouse Box Office at 513-421-3888 by Friday, Oct. 18.

With show-stopping choreography and unforgettable songs, Cabaret brings the excitement of big Broadway musicals back to the Playhouse. At the helm of the Playhouse production is Marcia Milgrom Dodge.

On Broadway, Ms. Milgrom Dodge directed and choreographed the acclaimed revival of Ragtime after its sold-out run at The Kennedy Center, winning the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Direction of a Resident Musical and a 2010 Tony Award nomination for Best Director of a Musical. Also at The Kennedy Center, she adapted and directed a concert staging of My Fair Lady starring Jonathan Pryce and Laura Michelle Kelly. Her many off-Broadway credits include Venus Flytrap (The Active Theater), Seussical (Theatreworks USA, Lortel Award nomination), Cookin’, Radio Gals, Maltby and Shire's Closer Than Ever (choreographed original production) and William Finn's Romance in Hard Times (The Public Theater).

Ms. Milgrom Dodge will provide insights into Cabaret, as well as share stories from her illustrious career.

Playhouse Perspectives is made possible by a gift from Roderick and Barbara Barr.

Opening Night

Oct. 24, 2013, at 8 p.m.

Share the excitement of Thursday opening nights with a lively post-show cast party with complimentary hors d'oeuvres.

Meet the Artists

Oct. 27, 2013, at 2 p.m.; Oct. 30, 2013, at 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 10, 2013, at 2 p.m.; Nov. 14, 2013, at 8 p.m.

Join in stimulating discussions with cast and crew following the performances.




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