Cabaret - Production: Music Theater Montreal

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  • Cabaret
    - June & July 2012

    Music and Lyrics by John Kander & Fred Ebb
    Directed/Co-Produced by Jonathan Keijser
    Musical Direction by David Mathew Brounley
    Choreography by Anne-Flore de Rochambeau
    Co-Produced/Production by Tara Bissett & Lara Oundjian



    Set amidst the tawdry decadence and festering anti-Semitism of Weimar Republic Berlin at the start of the 1930s, Cabaret follows two ill-fated relationships: between an idealistic American writer and a carefree English showgirl, their world-weary landlady and an elderly Jewish shopkeeper. Hovering on the sidelines of their story while slyly commenting on it, the mysterious figure of the Emcee presides over the escapist frivolity of the Kit Kat Klub, a second- rate nightclub where “life is beautiful.” But the bright lights and raucous music of the cabaret can’t drown out the impending chaos of a world about to be torn apart. A fiercely entertaining musical filled with classic songs, Cabaret is also a dark political cautionary tale that remains as startlingly relevant now as it first did over forty-five years ago.

    ~ Marc Ducusin