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CRT's Cabaret

  • Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre (map)

CABARET, part of the Nutmeg Summer Series presented by Connecticut Repertory Theatre

Willkommen to Cabaret! In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920’s draw to a close, a garish Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and assures them they will forget all their troubles at the CABARET. A young American writer, Cliff Bradshaw, tentatively begins a torrid romance with the English lounge singer, Sally Bowles. With the Emcee’s bawdy songs as wry commentary, CABARET explores the dark, heady and tumultuous life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. As powerful today, as when it opened on Broadway and garnered 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Join CRT in the legendary Kit Kat Klub, for this smart, sexy musical featuring the enduring songs “Cabaret”, “Maybe This Time” and “Don’t Tell Mamma.”

Book by Joe Masteroff

Based on the play by Jahn Van Druten and Stories by Christopher Isherwood

Music by John Kander

Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Directed by Scott LaFeber

Choreography by Christopher d'Amboise

Creative Consulting by Peter Flynn

July 4 - 21, 2019

Running Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes including intermission


Emcee / Forrest McClendon*

Sally Bowles / Laura Michelle Kelly*

Clifford Bradshaw / Rob Barnes

Fraulein Schneider / Dee Hoty*

Herr Schultz / Jonathan Brody*

Fraulein Kost/Kit Kat Girl / Leslie Blake Walker

Ernst Ludwig / Aidan Marchetti

Hans/Male Ensemble / Thomas Bergamo

Customs Official/Herman/Max/Mal Ensemble / Jamie Colburn

Male Ensemble / Mike Katz

Male Ensemble / RJ Higton

Kit Kat Girl/Dance Captian / Maddie Dunn

Kit Kat Girl / Torie D'Alessandro

Kit Kat Girl / Rebekah Santiago

Kit Kat Girl / Sydney Skye

Kit Kat Girl / Emma Dowdy

*Appears courtesy of Actor's Equity Association


Scenic Design / Alexander Woodward

Costume Design / Fan Zhang

Lighting Design / Timothy Reed

Sound Design / Michael Skinner

Stage Manager / Tom Kosis*

Musical Director / Ken Clifton

Associate Director / Terrence Mann

Bag Policy

No backpacks, laptops, or briefcases are permitted inside CRT theatres. Only bags smaller than 12" x 6" x 12" will be permitted inside. Patrons with over-sized or prohibited items will be asked to return them to their vehicles or discard them. An exception will be made for medically necessary items. Over-sized and prohibited items are unable to be stored at the theatre.


Earlier Event: July 13
Family Fun Night
Later Event: July 14
CRT's Cabaret