Xavier University Theatre
Gallagher Student Center Theatre [Evanston]
In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920’s draw to a close, a garish Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and assures them they will forget all their troubles at the CABARET. Cliff, a young American writer newly arrived in Berlin, is immediately taken by English singer Sally Bowles. Meanwhile, Fräulein Schneider, proprietor of Cliff and Sally’s boardinghouse, tentatively begins a romance with Herr Schultz, a mild-mannered fruit seller who happens to be Jewish. With the Emcee’s bawdy songs as wry commentary, and notable hits as “Cabaret” and “Maybe This Time,” CABARET explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich.
- Thu-Fri, April 12-13 at 7:30pm
- Sat, April 14 at 2pm & 7:30pm