Cabaret: Musical Info & Synopsis


Cabaret is set in the Kit Kat Klub, an alluring and risqué cabaret where the enigmatic Emcee welcomes guests into a world of entertainment, hedonism, and hidden desires. The story follows the lives of an American writer, Cliff Bradshaw, and a British cabaret performer, Sally Bowles, as they become entangled in a passionate but tumultuous love affair. Against the backdrop of a city in the midst of political upheaval, their relationship is tested. Cabaret explores themes of love, sexuality, and the fragility of human happiness.

Musical Information

Parental Warning: Adult Themes/Content

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1966)

Cast Size: 25+

Genre: Drama

Setting: 1930s / Germany (Berlin)

Creative Team

Music: John Kander

Lyrics: Fred Ebb

Book: Joe Masteroff

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1966)➝

Original London Cast (1968)➝

London Cast (1986)➝

Studio Cast (1994)➝

Broadway Cast (1998)➝

London Cast (2021)➝


Audition Songs: Theatre Trip

Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


1960s, Based on a Book, Classic, Dark, Dramatic, Edgy, Jazz, Large Cast, LGBTQ+, Narrator, One-Word, Politics, Popular, Tony Award, Tragedy, War

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