Friday night. 

Ogunquit Playhouse. 

The sun’s still shining at 8pm, and Ogunquit is abuzz. 

It’s a magical evening to be in New England…

As we shuffle to our seats for opening night of “Cabaret”, we notice the cast is already on stage practicing instruments, and stretching as if they’re rehearsing for a performance—already in character before the curtains pull away. This interaction “sets the stage” for an intimate performance to follow…

When the lights dim, our attention is immediately grasped by the host as he and the cast join together in singing the musical’s signature number, “Willkommen”—a catchy tune that hummed in the back of our minds all weekend long. The applause from the audience assured us we weren’t the only ones.

The show continues, and we’re introduced to main character Cliff Bradshaw—an American who ventured to Berlin in 1930 to write a novel. Upon arrival, Cliff is introduced to a host of native Berliners who encourage him to leave his troubles behind and spend time at the popular Kit Kat Klub. It’s here where a decadent nightlife culture ensues, and the Nazi’s rise to power enters stage left. 

The actors’ voices are truly incredible in this performance, and the lighting (think bright flashing bulbs that surround the stage and a disco ball that makes the entire theatre twinkle) was beautiful and memorable.

*Please note this show may not necessarily be suitable for all ages.*

Learn more about the Ogunquit Playhouse’s production of Cabaret here!  

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