Music by John Kander | Lyrics by Fred Ebb | Book by Joe Masteroff | Directed by Alex Rodriguez
Winner of 12 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Revival, Cabaret is one of the most groundbreaking musicals of the 20th Century. Set in Germany as the Nazi party gains power, the iconic Emcee welcomes audiences (“Willkommen”) to the seedy Kit Kat Klub where performer Sally Bowles has a rendezvous with an American writer. You’ll be transported to another time with iconic songs such as “Maybe this Time” and “Cabaret.”
Disclaimer: Contains adult situations.
Film screening of Cabaret
Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. | Film Streams – Ruth Sokolof Theater
After the film screening, join the cast and creatives of OCP’s production of Cabaret, including Roderick Tilmon (Emcee), Mackenzie Zorn (Sally) and Laurence Katz (Cliff), for a post-film performance and talkback discussing the history and legacy of the show and its journey from stage to film.
OCP will offer an American Sign Language-interpreted and an audio-described performance of Cabaret on Saturday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m. Please contact the OCP Box Office at (402) 553-0800 if you are interested in ASL interpretation or audio-descriptive services for an upcoming production.
About the authors: John Kander is a Tony, Emmy and Grammy-winning composer, a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors Award, and a member of the American Theatre Hall of Fame. With frequent collaborator Fred Ebb, he composed the score to dozens of Broadway musicals, including Cabaret, Zorba, Chicago, The Act, Woman of the Year, The Rink, Kiss of the Spider Woman and Steel Pier. John Harold Kander was born on March 18, 1927 in Kansas City, Missouri to Harold and Berenice (Aaron) Kander. He attended Oberlin College, where he composed his first theatre scores, for Second Square and Opus Two in 1950 and Requiem for Georgie in 1951. Click here to read more.
Fred Ebb (1933–2004) was an award-winning lyricist, librettist and director who frequently and successfully collaborated with composer John Kander. Fred Ebb earned four Tony Awards (for Cabaret, Woman of the Year, and Kiss of the Spider Woman) and four Primetime Emmy awards (for Liza with a Z, Gypsy in My Soul, and Liza Minnelli Live From Radio City Music Hall) along with dozens of other accolades, including the Kennedy Center Honors and membership in the American Theatre Hall of Fame. In 2005, by instruction of Ebb’s will, the Fred Ebb Foundation was established to present an annual award to an up-and-coming musical theatre writer or writing team. Click here to read more.
Born in 1919 in Philadelphia, Joe Masteroff had only one dream from infancy: to write for the theatre. After the essential lonely childhood and four-year stint in the Air Force, he came to New York to face his future: book writer or book seller? Luckily, luck intervened. Before long he had three shows on Broadway bearing his name: The Warm Peninsula starring Julie Harris, and two musicals, She Loves Me and Cabaret, for which he was the book writer. His other work included the libretto for 70, Girls, 70 and Desire Under The Elms and book and lyrics for Six Wives and Paramour. Thanks to indulgent parents, the New Dramatists, Hal Prince and many others, Joe Masteroff retired and lived in subdued luxury until his death in 2018. Click here to read more.