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  Cabaret at Olney Theatre Center


Olney Theatre Center
2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd. Olney

"Willkommen! And bienvenue!" to Kander and Ebb's Tony-winning Cabaret, where the world burns brightly with desire and debauchery. In 1929 Berlin, Cliff arrives to work on his novel but finds himself swept up in the life of the cabaret with its bawdy Emcee, and swept away by the performer and provocateur Sally Bowles. Bunked together at Fräulein Schneider's boarding house, their impossible affair bumps up against the threatened love between their landlord and a Jewish fruit seller. From the opening notes of "Willkommen" through the title song and such classics as "Don't Tell Mama" and "Money," Cabaret delivers a raw theatrical experience on a knife's edge between unbridled sexuality and looming disaster. Shakespeare Theatre Company's Associate Artistic Director Alan Paul (Camelot, Kiss Me Kate) makes his OTC debut.

Thru - Oct 6, 2019

Wednesdays: 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Thursdays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sundays: 2:00pm

Box Office: 301-924-3400

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  Cabaret Reviews
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MetroWeekly - Highly Recommended

"...Credit to a company that can pick up a show as familiar as Kander and Ebb's Cabaret and produce a take as purposeful as director Alan Paul's fresh staging at Olney Theatre. Stepping out with the most exciting choreography to bump and grind through D.C.'s hot theatrical summer, this Cabaret is its own special creation."

Andre Hereford

Talkin Broadway - Highly Recommended

"...Olney Theatre Center continues its string of musical successes with a dynamite production of Cabaret. Director Alan Paul, known for both musicals and plays at the Shakespeare Theatre Company, has gone all out in his depiction of the decadence and allure of Weimar Germany, aided by Katie Spelman's striking choreography and a powerful cast."
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Susan Berlin

DC Metro Theater Arts - Highly Recommended

"...Director Alan Paul ensures plenty of laughs, keeping the dark absurdist gem a-pace. Yet the show is also deadly serious, consummately reflected in Paul’s successful collaboration with musical director and associate artistic director Christopher Youstra who helmed the burning band. Together, Paul and Youstra keep the tension just so, allowing us time to breathe in between the laughter and the dawning horror."
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Whitney Fishburn

MD Theatre Guide - Highly Recommended

"...The company’s production values remain superb. Wilson Chin’s set, dripping with chandeliers, and the low-golden tones of Colin K. Bill’s lighting design, create the grim glamour of the Kit Kat club. Kendra Rai’s bold burlesque costumes delight, especially the loud reds of Sally Bowle’s onstage getups; the latter is flaunted in Sally and Co.’s delightful performance of the iconic “Mein Herr,” early in the show."
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Norah Dick

DCTheatreScene - Highly Recommended

"...The brilliant Kander, Ebb, and Masterhoff skillfully combined the razzle dazzle of show business with the darkness about to envelope 1930s Germany. Alan Paul, his cast and collaborators take the property, handle it with style and care, providing an escape into a dark and troubled time."
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Jeffrey Walker

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