Blog: Creating a Cabaret

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Wilkommen, bienvenue, welcome to the Kit-Cat Club! In a few short weeks we will open the doors on Signature’s very own Cabaret here in the MAX Theatre. As we quickly approach opening night we thought it might be fun to explore the background behind this 1967 Tony Award winning musical by John Kander and Fred Ebb.

Blog: Grim Realities of the Age

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The mood surrounding Kander and Ebb’s Cabaret can best be described as a “dance on the volcano.” Such is the backdrop that Clifford Bradshaw finds himself in as he negotiates the seedy streets and sex soaked side alleys of Berlin in the 1920’s and 30’s. As Cliff maneuvers his life abroad, he is drawn to the Kit Kat Klub. Ultimately, the entertainment at the Kit Kat Klub serves Cliff not only as an escape from the events transpiring in and around Berlin, but as a commentary on the grim realities of the moment.