Cabaret at Welk Theatre


Welk Theatre Cabaret

The Welk Theatre presents a 13 week run opening May 1, 2015 through July 26, 2015 with 5 shows per week on Thurs, Sat and Sun 1pm and Thurs and Sat 8pm. Ticket prices are $48 and you may add a pre-show buffet lunch, brunch or dinner starting at $19 more.

The scene is the Kit Kat Klub, a seedy night club in Berlin, as the 1920s draw to a close. The emcee welcomes the audience to the show and assures them that, whatever their troubles, they will forget them at the cabaret. Cliff, a young American writer, meets Ernst, a German who surprises Cliff by putting his briefcase among Cliff’s luggage at the German border. Cabaret reminds us of the insidious reign of the Nazi regime and the lengths that the characters go to in order to “leave their troubles at the door.” Musical numbers include Willkommen, Cabaret, Mein Herr, Maybe This Time, The Money Song and Two Ladies. (PG-13)

Director/Choreographer Ray Limon returns to Welk to stage this 1998 revival of the classic Kandor and Ebb musical.  This production at the Welk is rated PG-13 as it is not the “soft-centered” version that most are used to having seen the movie starring Liza Minnelli and Joel Gray.  The revival in 1996 portrayed a more realistic view of the attitudes and the promiscuity of the Kabarett patrons.  Limon has taken an approach that begins with a more familiar “soft-centered” setting of the show and as the influence of the Nazi regime strengthens and causes the decline of attitude, morality and economics it begins to show in the actors – especially in the Kabarett itself.

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Welk Cabaret show schedule