John Kander / Fred Ebb / Joe Masteroff

Vocal texts by Fred Ebb, Music by John Kander Based on the book by Joe Masteroff on the play »Ich bin eine Kamera« by John Van Druten and tales of Christopher Isherwood

Premiere 6. April 2018

German by Robert Gilbert

Berlin at the end of the 1920s: Lurid red-light districts, pleasure-seeking night owls, shady bars and jazz. The locals love and live as if there were no tomorrow. Every evening in the Kit Kat Club, Sally Bowles proclaims her maxim that »Life is a Cabaret«: reality is just a stage and everything on it is a game. Falling in love with her, the American writer Clifford Bradshaw wants them to move in together. But Sally shuts her eyes to the reality of the world, preferring to dream of a great stage career where life is glittering and effortless. In this staging of Kander & Ebb’s musical »Cabaret« from 1966 at Semper Zwei, the audience become guests at the dazzling Kit Kat Club. You are invited to dance on the volcano: »Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome!«