By Katie Stotts
Put on your stockings and get ready for it. A new production of Cabaret by Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall has burst in the door at the Bass Concert Hall, and it's ready to show you a good time.
Set in pre-war Berlin, Cabaret follows an American, a cabaret dancer from the Kit Kat Club, and an older couple all tying to find love and a good time in the city.
Everyone is just having fun until the tension begins to grow. Things are changing in Berlin and throughout Germany. Some Germans begin to separate from their Jewish countrymen, and the tawdry fun of the The Kit Kat Club begins to fade like the ripped stockings of the wild dancers. Now everyone must choose their future, if they still can.
The most memorable of the songs is Maybe This Time, and there are both hilarious and heart wrenching performances throughout.
Cabaret is fun, scandalous, and gritty. But make no mistake, it is not a light affair. Cabaret shows in no uncertain terms what war does to even the most lighthearted parts of society. This show is gripping until the very end. Leave the kids at home, and get ready for a little scandal.
Cabaret is showing at Bass Concert Hall until April 3rd. For more information, call (512) 471-4453 or to buy tickets, click here!
Photo by Joan Marcus of Randy Harrison as the Emcee and the 2016 National Touring Cast of Roundabout Theatre CABARET