Streaming Media


Book by Joe Masterof, Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Performance Dates

September 21-24 & 28-30, 2023

Creative Team

Directed by Lenny Leibowitz

Music Direction by Dennis Davenport

Choreography by Stella Hiatt Kane

Sound Design by Kitty Mader ‘22

Scenic Design by Isaac Ramsey

Costume Design by Thomas Martin ‘20

Lighting Design by Jonathan Spencer

Stage Managed by Libby Carroll ‘25


Cabaret is a musical with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and a book by Joe Masteroff. It is based on the 1951 play I Am a Camera by John Van Druten, which in turn was based on the 1939 novel Goodbye to Berlin by Christopher Isherwood.

Set in 1929–1930 Berlin during the twilight of the Jazz Age as the Nazis rise to power, the musical focuses on the hedonistic nightlife at the seedy Kit Kat Klub and revolves around American writer Clifford Bradshaw's relations with English cabaret performer Sally Bowles. A subplot involves the doomed romance between German boarding house owner Fräulein Schneider and her elderly suitor Herr Schultz, a Jewish fruit vendor. Overseeing the action is the Master of Ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub, and the club itself serves as a metaphor for ominous political developments in late Weimar Germany.