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Cabaret

Break a Leg Theater Works Presents


"Cabaret" music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and book by Joe Masteroff


Choreographed by Broadway Hamilton star Thayne Jasperson


Directed by Kyle Wrentz & Healy Sammis


Performed by students in grades 9-12 from across the greater South Shore


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 captivating songs as wry commentary, CABARET explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlin’s natives 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. Cherished musical numbers include “Willkommen,” “Cabaret,” and “Don’t Tell Mama”.