Area Activity Guide: Cabaret

A Production that’s Not to be Missed

Immerse yourself in the scandalous nightlife of┬ápre-war Berlin with The Roundabout Theatre Company’s Tony-winning production of Cabaret on the Rochester stop of its huge North American tour! The emcee of the Kit Kat Club will guide you through a night of soul-touching storytelling accompanied by spectacular acting, singing, and music. Over the years, Broadway and film productions of this thrilling musical have drawn the talents of Judi Dench, Liza Minelli, Alan Cumming, Natasha Richardson, and Michelle Williams.

Life is a cabaret, old chum.

First appearing on The Great White Way in 1966, Cabaret is based on writer Christopher Isherwood’s time in the bohemian clubs of Berlin in the early 1930s. Full of decadence and daring, Caberet tells the story of Sally Bowles, a femme fatale in training, and her new roommate, the shy runaway Cliff. On a mission to experience every sight and sound, Cliff follows Sally to the Kit Kat Klub, a seedy underground cabaret club presided over by the all-knowing Emcee. But whilst the night goes on forever inside, the music is not loud enough to cover the ever growing voice of fascism, as Nazi ideals seep into the city, and eventually the club itself.

Cabaret at Auditorium Theatre

Tuesday, May 2nd, through Sunday, May 7th
RBTL’s Auditorium Theatre
885 East Main Street
Recommended for ages 16+
Run Time: 150 minutes with one intermission