In here, life is beautiful. But what is it like outside? Violent political rallies, prejudice, poverty—no it’s not 2016 North America, it’s 1931 Germany. Nazism is on the rise. In the Kit Kat Klub hedonism allows willful ignorance and temporary escape, but also provides a way to mock the regime. And a dingy boarding house shelters sad lives but also surprising love stories.
With Cabaret, exitStageLeft Productions provides high-quality theatre that combines entertainment and profoundness, as seen in previous shows RENT, Into the Woods and A MidSummer Nights Dream.
The stage play differs in many ways from the movie Cabaret, though both are derived from Christopher Isherwood’s 1939 book The Berlin Stories, and the play I am A Camera by John Van Druten. In this version, music is by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb.
Cabaret is a play that “will continue to be relevant until people stop hating each other.”
Audience members are encouraged to wear 1930’s clothing. If you select an aisle seat, be prepared to become a participant in the bawdy cabaret! And the band will be immediately in front of the front centre seats. There will be pre-show entertainment and refreshments, including alcohol.
Rated PG13 for adult content.