Sexually progressive and politically relevant, Kander and Ebb’s landmark musical details the end of an era. A playful and profound depiction of the early days of the Nazi’s rise to power in Germany, Cabaret focuses on the free-spirited world of Berlin’s nightclub scene. As the characters struggle with questions of sexuality and survival, we ask how do art, love, and life endure when fascism is on the rise?
When aspiring American writer, Clifford Bradshaw, arrives in Berlin on New Year’s Eve 1930, he has no idea what awaits him. On a quest for inspiration, Bradshaw finds himself exploring Berlin’s luscious underworld where little is as it seems. Join the ladies, gentlemen, lady-bois, Emcee and, of course, Sally Bowles as they initiate Cliff into the realities of surviving in Berlin. In mad Theatre’s immersive production, audiences join performers to create the hottest nightclub in Weimar Berlin: the Kit Kat Klub. Wear your 1920s and early 30s costumes and get dolled up for a night on the town in Berlin!
Using historical cross-dressers and 1920s Berlin drag clubs as inspiration, mad Theatre’s gender-bending production reimagines musical favorites such as “Don’t Tell Mama,” “Mein Herr,” “Two Ladies,” and, of course, “Cabaret” in ways that are sure to satisfy fans of the originals and delight those seeking a new take on an old favorite.
Preshow Vintage Soirée
Put on your best 1920s and early ’30s glad rags and jitterbug on down to Berlin’s spiffiest juice joint. Hosted by Max, the owner of the Kit Kat Kat, the preshow vintage soiree will feature dancing to a ’20s inspired soundtrack from one hour before the show begins until the curtain. Get a wiggle on, grab a drink at the bar, and come down early to start your night right!
Dress 1920s and early ’30s for early entry into the soirée.
Onstage Table Seating
Includes reserved onstage table seating, early admission at 7:00 pm,