Cabaret Charlotte Tickets
Cabaret tour dates
Roundabout Theatre Company’s national tour of the musical Cabaret has hit the road to tantalize audiences with sexy dances and show-stopping numbers like “Willkommen,” “Don’t Tell Mama” and, of course, “Cabaret.” Its content is best suited to more mature audiences.
Cabaret has won countless Tony Awards since it opened on Broadway in 1966. Featuring electrifying choreography, memorable characters, dazzling musical numbers and staging that transforms any size performing arts hall into Berlin’s intimate Kit Kat Club.
The musical, written by Joe Masteroff with music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, takes its storyline from Goodbye to Berlin, a 1939 novel by Christopher Isherwood, and a play based on the same novel called I Am a Camera, written by playwright John Van Druten. The musical version transformed musical theater with its sparse stage and themes of prostitution and sexual ambiguity – issues not depicted on American stages at the time.
A 1998 Broadway revival pushed the show’s edginess a bit more. Alan Cummings, in the role of the Emcee, ditched the suit Joel Grey wore for the role in previous productions, donning worn suspenders over a bare chest and other provocative touches, giving the Emcee character a much darker onstage presence. The revival also eschewed the standard Broadway venue, ultimately choosing Studio 54, where audiences sat at tables and enjoyed cocktails to enhance their cabaret experience. The revival ran a record 2,377 performances there.
The story of Cabaret
American novelist Cliff Bradshaw arrives in pre-World War II Berlin just as it begins to fall under Nazi power. Enticed to join a new acquaintance at a run-down cabaret called the Kit Kat Club, Bradshaw becomes enchanted with one of the performers, an English singer named Sally Bowles. Could this down-and-out singer be the girl for him?
Narrated by a seedy Master of Ceremonies known as the Emcee and a cast of alluring characters and dancers, Bradshaw and Bowles’ love story unravels in more ways than one.
Cabaret makes a stop on its national tour at the Belk Theater of the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center in Charlotte, NC. The 2,118-seat theater, located at 130 North Tryon Street, is one of several performances spaces at the performing arts center. In addition to Broadway musicals, Blumenthal offers comedy, live music, dance, film and more in a variety of settings.
Theater patrons enjoy a discounted rate at the Bank of America Parking Garage after 5pm on weekdays and all day on the weekends. Enter the garage at either 150 N. College Street or 290 E. 5th Street.
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