Approximate running time: 2 hours
2751 Civic Circle
Amarillo TX 79109
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
"Come to the Cabaret, your table’s waiting!”
Willkommen and bienvenue to Kander and Ebb’s Tony-winning Cabaret, where the world burns brightly with desire and debauchery. It is 1929 and Cliff Bradshaw, a young American writer, has just arrived in Berlin to work on his novel. He soon finds himself swept up in the life of the cabaret with its bawdy Emcee, and entranced by the performer and provocateur Sally Bowles. Bunked together at Fräulein Schneider’s boarding house, their romance sizzles amid the back room culture of the cabaret and the tumultuous atmosphere of pre-Nazi Germany. From the opening notes of “Willkommen” through the title song and such classics as “Don’t Tell Mama” and “Money,” Cabaret delivers a raw theatrical experience on a knife’s edge between unbridled sexuality and looming disaster.