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Review: ‘Cabaret’ at The Kennedy Center

Cabaret, the blistering musical satire written more than 50 years ago by John Kander and Fred Ebb, stormed into The Kennedy Center this week with a performance that had the audience on its feet, and roaring with approval at curtain. The response is resounding proof that the show – both in its original form, created […]

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Review: ‘Cabaret’ at Prince William Little Theatre

The musical Cabaret is one of those shows that checks all of the standard musical theater boxes, of dancing girls, show-stopping songs, and love stories, but also carries with it such a beautiful and haunting darkness that leaves audiences in awed silence at the show’s end. Prince William Little Theatre tackles this emotional monster of […]

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‘Cabaret’ at Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater and Children’s Theater

In a moving production and stark departure from its usual light-hearted dinner theater offerings, Cabaret at the Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater and Children’s Theater is brilliantly directed by Shawn R. Martin and musically directed by Daniel Speis. This delightfully dark and visceral musical is brought to life by powerhouse performances and outstanding staging and […]

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‘Cabaret’ at Signature Theatre

Signature Theatre’s Cabaret is a formidable musical that abundantly succeeds in taking the audience by its collective throat and jolting it into alertness to the rise of evil and terror. Under Matthew Gardiner’s direction the production has a deliberate build on its acid, lethal journey. It is not a work of slap-happy shock and awe but […]

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Shannon McArdle (Emcee) and cast member of 'Cabaret.' Photo by Jeff Watts.

‘Cabaret’ at American University by Alexa Kelly

“Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome!” the master of ceremonies begins, with an eerie grin. But you never really feel welcome, or at home. Nor would you want to. In American University’s production of the musical Cabaret, you are forced into the underbelly of 1930s Berlin. From the get-go, you know that there is something sinister growing here, […]

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Frieda Enoch (Frau Schneider) and Mickey Goldstein (Herr Schultz). Photo by Ellie Swink.

‘Cabaret’ at Damascus Theatre Company by Amanda Gunther

Willkommen! Beinvenue! Welcome! Sit back and relax and the Damascus Theatre Company will be your host to Kander and Ebb’s most scandalous musical as they present Cabaret for their spring musical. Directed by Keith Tittermary, this wildly entertaining musical encourages you to leave your troubles at the door as you explore the warm steamy nights […]

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Maria Rizzo (Sally Bowles) and Paul Scanlan (Emcee). Photo by Cameron Whitman.

‘Come to Their Cabaret’: Michael Innocenti & Christina A. Coakley on Keegan Theatre’s ‘Cabaret’ by Cate Brewer

Christina A. Coakley and Michael Innocenti are putting on the finishing touches on their new production of Kander and Ebb’s Cabaret at The Keegan Theatre. The show begins performances on Saturday. I had a chance to ask both of them about co-directing Cabaret. Cate: What about directing this production of Cabaret appealed to you? This opportunity came […]

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