Kander and Ebb's CABARET
“There was a Cabaret and there was a Master-of-Ceremonies and there was a city called Berlin in a country called Germany and it was the end of the world, and I was dancing with Sally Bowles and we were both asleep”
Cabaret, one of the most influential of American musicals, has made an indelible impact on musical theatre and inspired countless artists to imprint the work with their unique style. But Cabaret has continued to evolve, both musically and reflective of the cultural context of its era, in a way that doesn’t often happen with other musicals.
Set in 1930 Berlin as the Nazi's are rising to power, it shows the nightlife at the seedy Kit Kat Klub where individuals come to express their sexuality and identity, and revolves around the ominous political and social developments in late Weimar Republic. Sally Bowles is a singer and dancer who meets Cliff Bradshaw, a young writer coming to work on his new novel during this time of great upheaval.
“Leave your troubles outside! So…Life is disappointing? Forget it! In here life is beautiful!”
Only a few blocks from here (and what seems a lifetime away) used to be the epicenter of Singapore’s wild and wooly night scene, Bugis Street. Affectionately called Boogie Street by the sailors, expats, and tourists of the day, Bugis Street was the place to be if you were slightly outside the supposed norms of an increasingly strict society. Bugis Street went from being used as a reason to come to Singapore by the Singapore Tourist Promotion Board in one year to then being used as the type of place that needed to be cleaned up and rooted out of a growing and prosperous world economy the next. By no means strictly analogous, we are interested in exploring that “Weimar Republic” period of the 1970’s Bugis Street in Singapore, between becoming an independant country in 1965 and the great economic and social expansion of the 1980’s.
“Where are your troubles now? Forgotten! We have no troubles here. Here life is beautiful!”
LASALLE’s production of CABARET, directed by Adam Marple, with musical direction by Sean Michael Flowers, and choreographed by Tony-nominee, Nikki Snelson (our Artists in Residence) features the Level 3 and Level 2 BA (Hons) Musical Theatre programme, as well as students from Diploma in Audio Production and Technical and Production Management.
“Life is a Cabaret old chum, come to the Cabaret!”
Director: Adam Marple
Choreographer: Nikki Snelson
Music Director: Sean Michael Flowers
Book by: Joe Masteroff
Based on the play by: John Van Druten and
Stories by: Christopher Isherwood
Music by: John Kander
Lyrics by: Fred Ebb
Broadway production directed by: Harold Prince
Produced for the Broadway Stage by Harold Prince
is presented by arrangement with
TAMS WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC.
560 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10022
Concession tickets are to be purchased by Senior Citizens, Students and NS Personnel.
(CONCESSION TICKET BUYERS ARE REQUIRED TO PRODUCE IC AT REGISTRATION)
[ Wed ] - [ Sat ]
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM SGT
- The Singapore Airlines Theatre, LASALLE College of the Arts
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- Venue Address
- LASALLE College of the Arts, 1 McNally Street 187940 Singapore
Conveniently located at the Rochor MRT Station, 5 min walk from Little India MRT, 10 Minute walk from Bugis MRT