by John Kander, Fred Ebb, and Joe Masteroff

A Senior Project in Directing for Noam Shapiro

As the Nazis begin their ascent to power in the early 1930s, American writer Cliff Bradshaw visits Germany to begin his next book. Searching for inspiration in Berlin, he meets Sally Bowles at a cabaret called the Kit Kat Klub. Soon, Sally and Cliff move into a boarding house run by Fräulein Schneider and her suitor, Herr Schultz, a Jewish grocer. As Germany transforms at the hands of the Nazis, however, Cliff, Sally, Schneider and Schultz's world and beliefs are disrupted forever.

Set in the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp and performed by its inmates at the bequest of their Nazi captors, this production will explore the rich history of coerced and subversive theatrical performance in the ghettos and concentration camps of World War II.

We will be casting actors, singers and dancers and assembling a large ensemble for this production.

"Leave your troubles outside! So--Life is disappointing? In here Life is Beautiful. The girls are beautiful. Even the orchestra is beautiful... Outside it is winter but here it is so hot--every night we have to battle the girls from taking off all their clothing. So don't go away. Who knows? Tonight we may lose the battle!"
CABARET, 1966, Book by Joe Masteroff, Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb

“My friends, you are lucky to be here this afternoon. Here, in Buchenwald, we have the best art and the best artists in the whole of Germany. Here you can actually laugh out loud at our jokes. Here is the freest theatre in the Reich. In the theatres outside, the actors and the audience are frightened because they fear that they may end up in a Concentration Camp. That's something we don't have to worry about.”
Originally published in Theatre Arts. “The Freest Theatre in the Reich”: THEATRE IN THE GERMAN CONCENTRATION CAMPS . Curt Daniel. New York: Theatre Arts, Inc., November 1941. pp. 801-807.
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February 6 at 8:00pm
February 7 at 2:00pm
February 7 at 8:00pm
February 12 at 8:00pm
February 13 at 8:00pm
February 14 at 8:00pm
@ Whitney Theater
Show no longer running
Patrons should arrive at the theater 15 minutes before the performance to claim their reservation. At the scheduled performance time, patrons will be let in off of the waitlist based on when they signed up on the YDC website. Patrons with reservations arriving after this time will be treated as if they are at the top of the waitlist. Please see the full policy here.
Production Staff
DirectorNoam Shapiro
ProducerIrina Gavrilova
ProducerCrystal Liu
Stage ManagerDanielle Derlein
Musical DirectorJulian Hornik
ChoreographerEliza Dach
Set DesignerHannah Friedman
Technical DirectorTom Delgado
Lighting DesignerGabrielle Roberts
Assistant Technical DirectorLidiya Kukova
Sound DesignerJanine Chow
Master ElectricianVarun Sah
Costume DesignerYanglin Cai
Makeup ArtistAlexa Derman
Hair ArtistCharlotte Juergens
Props DesignerBianka Ukleja
DramaturgAnya Markowitz
Orchestral DirectorDerek Braverman
Graphic DesignerAnnelisa Leinbach
Associate Lighting DesignerElizabeth Qi
Assistant ProducerEva Branson
Assistant ProducerAndrew Thavychith
Assistant Stage ManagerAndrew Schmidt
Assistant Stage ManagerAnna Piwowar
Assistant Stage ManagerCamille Chiquet
Assistant Stage ManagerIsabel Mendia
Assistant Stage ManagerYuni Chang
Assistant Musical DirectorSamuel Hollister
Assistant Musical DirectorStephan Sveshnikov
Assistant Costume DesignerCara Washington
Technical DirectorLee O'Reilly
Diction CoachAndreas Greiler Basaldua
MusicianHaohang Xu
MusicianJennifer Ha
MusicianAndrea Smith
MusicianJacob Neis
MusicianEllie Handler
MusicianCatherine Lacy
MusicianAlec Mukamal
MusicianKatie Trimm
MusicianLaurel Lehman
MusicianHope Wilson
MusicianJeb Roberts
MusicianStephan Sveshnikov
MusicianJeffrey March
MusicianChristine Xu

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