In its musical form Cabaret is based on “The Berlin Stories” by famous author Christopher Isherwood who exchanged his upper-middle-class conservative upbringing for the sexual freedom and social liberation of Berlin during the bustling 1930s.
John Van Druten adapted the Isherwood’s stories into a play. Songs and lyrics were written by highly successful American songwriting team John Kander and Fred Ebb.
Set in Berlin during 1931 as the Nazis are rising to power, the story centres around the nightlife at the seedy Kit Kat Klub, and revolves around young American writer Cliff Bradshaw and his relationship with 32-year-old English cabaret performer Sally Bowles.
You’ll hear all the hits songs including Willkommen, Telephone Song, Tomorrow Belongs To Me, The Money Song & Sitting Pretty, Married, If You Could See Her and Cabaret.
Producing this new Australian production of Cabaret is David M. Hawkins and the Melbourne season will be directed by Gale Edwards.
Starring in Cabaret will be Paul Capsis, Chelsea Gibb, Michael Cormick, Kate Fitzpatrick, John O’May, Debora Krizak, Jason Kos, Michelle Barr, Angelique Cassimatis, Sam Hooper, Nick Jones and Matthew Manahan.
The Kit Kat Klub band features conductor/piano Lindsay Partridge, Andrew Worboys on accordion and keyboards, Tamara Murphy on bass, Dean Cooper on drums, Marcus Kurban on guitar and banjo, Cara Taber on reeds and Adam Grech on trombone.
For more information about Cabaret, visit the website here.