Cabaret

book by JOE MASTEROFF
based on the play by JOHN VAN DRUTEN and
stories by CHRISTOPHER ISHERWOOD
music by JOHN KANDER
lyrics by FRED EBB
directed by JOSEPH HAJ
Wurtele Thrust Stage

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Due to the fallout of COVID-19, we have canceled performances of CABARET. Ticket holders will be contacted regarding their options, including the opportunity to donate their tickets to help us sustain operations and reopen stronger than ever.

A musical masterpiece

Inside Berlin’s seedy Kit Kat Klub, a flamboyant Master of Ceremonies invites patrons to partake in a decadent underworld of musical numbers, kick lines and torrid affairs — a welcome escape from the ever-growing Nazi influence just outside its doors. As the political unrest nears a tipping point, the beautiful life the cabaret promises slowly begins to fade, putting love, friendship and loyalties to the test. This Tony Award-winning sensation, featuring hits such as “Willkommen,” “Don’t Tell Mama” and “Cabaret,” is a daring and dazzling musical you won’t want to miss.

Three things to know

  • Cabaret was the first acclaimed collaboration between composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb. Fun fact: They also wrote the music for The Scottsboro Boys, which was part of the Guthrie’s 2009–2010 Season.
  • The original Broadway run was a critical and box office success, running for 1,165 performances. It won the 1967 Tony Award for Best Musical and the Grammy Award for Best Score From an Original Show Cast Album.
  • The musical is based on the stories of British-American novelist Christopher Isherwood, who lived in and wrote about Berlin in the 1930s.

Ticket prices

Prices range from $30 to $94.

Pro tip: Preview performances start at $15 (June 20–25). Hurry, these go quickly! 

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Accessibility

ASL-interpreted, audio-described and open-captioned performances are available on select dates.

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Venue info

Cabaret will take place on the Wurtele Thrust Stage.

Pro tip: Can't do stairs or have a special seating request? Call the Box Office for details. 

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