Presenting our 2015 Season!Join us for the Cabaret’s bigger than ever 30th season celebration!
Dames at Sea
Book and Lyrics by George Haimsohn and Robin Miller
Music by Jim Wise
February 12–March 29
In this high-spirited musical comedy set in the 30s, a naive Ruby arrives in New York with "nothing but tap shoes in her suitcase and a prayer in her heart" and immediately falls into the arms of Dick, a sailor and aspiring songwriter. She lands a role as a chorus girl in a show, only to see her dreams nearly crushed when the theater itself is marked for demolition. But, as the theater saying goes, the show must go on, and it’s up to Dick and his fellow sailors to figure out how. Dames was the first show ever produced at the Cabaret in 1986 and we bring it back to open our 30th season.
The Musical Of Musicals (the Musical!)
Music by Eric Rockwell, Lyrics by Joanne Bogart
Book by Eric Rockwell and Joanne Bogart
April 8–May 17
In this hilarious satire of musical theatre, one story is turned into five mini musicals, each written in the distinctive style of a different master of the form: Rodgers & Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, Jerry Herman, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Kander & Ebb. The basic plot of all five shows: June is an ingenue who can't pay the rent and is threatened by her evil landlord. Will the handsome leading man come to the rescue? This comic valentine to musical theatre was the longest running show in the York Theatre Company's 35-year history before moving Off-Broadway.
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Book by Joe Masteroff
May 28–August 30
Come see Kander & Ebb’s classic musical as you’ve never seen it before as the Oregon Cabaret space is transformed into the Kit Kat Klub in all of its 1930s Berlin decadence. Cliff, a young American writer, arrives in Berlin to find inspiration but quickly falls into the world of the Kit Kat Klub where he meets and falls for a young Sally Bowles, the mercurial British headliner. Come hear your favorite Kander & Ebb songs including the classic numbers Wilkommen, Cabaret, Maybe this Time, and Mein Herr.
The 39 Steps
Based on the novel by John Buchan
Adapted by Patrick Barlow from an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon
September 10–November 8
A man with a boring life finds himself pursued by a mysterious organization known only as the ‘39 Steps’. Soon after, a woman he just met is murdered in his apartment. Part Hitchcock masterpiece, part spy novel, part over-the-top comedy, the two-time Tony®-winning 39 Steps is a fast paced whodunit that features more than a 150 characters, all played by a talented ensemble of four. The 39 Steps features an onstage plane crash, a chase on top of moving train cars, some old-fashioned romance and, of course, non-stop laughs.
A Christmas Carol
Based on the novel by Charles Dickens
Adapted for the stage by Rick Robinson
November 19–December 31
Charles Dickens’ holiday classic is brought to life on the Cabaret stage, complete with live music and dazzling stage effects to tell the story of that fateful Christmas Eve when miserly curmudgeon Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by his old business partner Jacob Marley. Scrooge is told to expect three spirits to haunt him - spirits of the past, present, and future - intended to set Ebenezer on the unlikely path to redemption. One of the most beloved holiday stories ever told, A Christmas Carol is the beautiful, haunting tale of a man who rediscovers his humanity late in his life.
In addition to our exciting slate of season shows, the Cabaret is bringing you a series of One Night Only shows for our 30th season! On six Wednesdays in 2015, we’re bringing in Cabaret-style shows from New York, Seattle, and L.A., as well as the best local acts to bring some glamour to the middle of your week: