Lyric Stage presents
Set in Berlin as the 1920’s draw to a close, and based on John Van Druten’s 1951 play I Am a Camera and Christopher Isherwood’s 1939 novel Goodbye to Berlin, CABARET, focuses on the hedonistic nightlife at the seedy Kit Kat Klub, while exploring the dark and tumultuous life in Germany as the Third Reich ascends to power. With music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and a book by Joe Masteroff, the original Broadway production of CABARET was nominated for 11 Tony Awards® in 1967, winning 8, including Best Musical and Best Score, with its original cast recording also winning a Grammy. The 1972 film adaptation directed by Bob Fosse, which starred Liza Minelli and Joel Grey, won 8 Academy Awards. This entertaining and exuberant fully-staged concert production will be directed and choreographed by Penny Ayn Maas. The 13-piece, all-female orchestra will be led by Vonda K. Bowling, who will also serve as the orchestra’s pianist and the production’s Music Director.
What does “in Concert” mean?
Lyric Stage has been producing fully-staged musicals with live orchestras “in Concert” since our 5th Season in 1997/98. These staged concerts have always been produced with the full cast and the full orchestra for each show, with all of the music, dialogue, staging, and choreography performed just as it would be in the traditional sense. The only real difference with our “in Concert” productions is that there are no traditional sets or scenery, and, depending on the show, there might not be full or traditional costuming.
Why “in Concert”?
After our nearly two-year hiatus, and as all theaters continue to navigate through reopening, it was and is our desire to get as many artists back to work as possible, as well as to (safely) produce high-quality productions of great shows, for which Lyric Stage has become well-known. By producing “in Concert” for our 28th Season, it not only allows us to do those things, but also puts the storytelling and the performances of our artists at the forefront, which we believe to be the most important part of any of our productions.
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Seating is General Admission so that patrons may socially distance as they feel appropriate/necessary. CDC guidance recommended, and it is asked that any additional rules or guidelines as set by the Majestic Theatre be followed.*Price of ticket includes Historical Preservation Fee.