8-16 April 2011 @ Banyule Theatre


Cabaret is a musical with a book by Joe Masteroff, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb.  The 1966 Broadway production became a hit and spawned a 1972 film as well as numerous subsequent productions.  It is based on John Van Druten’s play I am a Camera, which in turn was adapted from the novel Goodbye To Berlin by Christopher Isherwood.   Set in Berlin as the Nazis are rising to power, it focuses on nightlife at the seedy Kit Kat Klub and revolves around the English cabaret performer Sally Bowles and her relationship with American writer Clifford Bradshaw.  A sub-plot involves the doomed romance between German boarding house owner Fraulein Schneider and her elderly suitor Herr Schultz, a Jewish fruit vendor.   Overseeing the action is the Master of Ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub which serves as a constant metaphor for the tenuous and threatening state of late Weimar Germany throughout the show.

Production Team:

Director/Choreographer – Brad Fischer

Musical Director – Nathan Firmin

Production Manager – Elly Foster


Emcee  – Will Deumer

Cliff Bradshaw – Dean Pearcey

Fraulein Schneider  – Jennie Kellaway

Herr Schultz – Roger Wander

Fraulein Kost – Melinda Gregory

Sally Bowles – Rachel Juhasz

Ernst Ludwig – Liam Wilson

Kit Kat Girls  – Jayne Barker, Bec McGuinness, Dior Deumer, Katy Roose, Petra Elliott, Melissa Trickey

Male Ensemble – Steven Edwards, Reginald Tan, Brendan Hyde

Female Ensemble – Robyn Jane Lacey, Kate Burns, Merryn Degnan

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