The Youngstown State University Department of Theatre and Dance presents the musical Cabaret, based on the book by Joe Masteroff, with music by John Kander, and lyrics by Fred Ebb. In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920’s draw to a close, a garish Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and assures them they will forget all their troubles at the CABARET. With the Emcee’s bawdy songs as wry commentary, CABARET explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. Cliff, a young American writer newly arrived in Berlin, is immediately taken by English singer Sally Bowles. Meanwhile, Fräulein Schneider, proprietor of Cliff and Sally’s boarding house, tentatively begins a romance with Herr Schultz, a mild-mannered fruit seller who happens to be Jewish. Musical numbers include “Willkommen,” “Cabaret,” “Don’t Tell Mama” and “Two Ladies.”
Performances are November 15, 16, 22, & 23 at 7:30pm and November 17 and 24 at 2:00pm. Tickets are available by calling the University Theatre Box Office at 330-941-3105.