Tag Archives: Cabaret
PPTOPA’s earnest, merely passable production of Cabaret is notable for a few solid performances, but especially for the script which, decade after decade, becomes an increasingly relevant warning. Even more than the original stories, Masteroff’s 1966 “book” warns of an everyday populace willing to accommodate the rise of a totalitarian regime that promises answers, even to the point of self-inflicted blindness to its dangers.
Area Stage Company’s Cabaret underscores how this warhorse musical still serves, not as a cautionary tale, but as a flat out warning to our current socio-political climate: The production’s fresh vision forces even veteran audiences to appreciate the aforementioned themes with renewed discomfiture.
This 2016 tour of Cabaret does not break a shred of new ground artistically; it intentionally recreates with photo-copying accuracy the 1998 revival in which British director Sam Mendes reimagined the initial Hal Prince vision by amping up the debauchery factor by a factor of ten.
The new tour of Cabaret does not break a shred of new ground artistically; it intentionally recreates the 1998 revival in which Sam Mendes reimagined the initial vision by amping up the debauchery factor by a factor of ten. Yet, the resonances of this half-century-old work, now in this specific moment in American history, are shattering.
Flash, punk glam, rhythm & blues and about as traditional an offering as possible comprise the Broadway In Miami series next season.
Broward Stage Door’s courageously adult and resplendently lewd production of Cabaret ain’t your condo grandmother’s musical comedy. The only thing missing from this vision echoing the Sam Mendes revival is the nipple ring.
With its new edgy production of Cabaret, the Maltz Jupiter Theatre takes an often thrilling left turn into adult, thought-provoking theater that this home of mainstream crowd-pleasers rarely attempts. This near-clone of the Roundabout Theatre’s 1998 revisionist revival – the Sam Mendes/Rob Marshall vision of a sleazy Hell on Earth with nipple rings – is among the finest work this company has yet produced.