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Steele Box Office

Posted on March 24, 2011

Event Details
8 p.m. April 7 and 8
2 and 8 p.m. April 9
Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre


For the first time at California University, the Department of Theatre and Dance will present the award-winning musical Cabaret.

Performances of this classic musical are set for 8 p.m. April 7 and 8, and 2 and 8 p.m. April 9 in Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre.

Set in 1930 at the Kit-Kat Club, a Berlin nightspot where anything goes, Cabaret introduces the audience to Sally Bowles, a young English entertainer who dreams of fame and fortune. She and Cliff Bradshaw, a penniless American writer, explore romance in a seedy rooming house as the Third Reich gathers strength.

First staged in 1966, the musical is based on John Van Druten’s 1951 play, I Am a Camera, together with Christopher Isherwood’s short stories, Goodbye to Berlin (1939). 

Musical numbers include It Couldn’t Please Me More, Willkommen, Cabaret, Don’t Tell Mama and Two Ladies.

Dr. Michele Pagen direct’s Cal U’s production.

Ticket price for Cabaret is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors; students are admitted free with a Cal Card and a $5 refundable deposit. The production is not suitable for the youngest patrons.

For ticket information, or to order tickets (with a credit card) by phone, call the Steele Box Office.

Cabaret quick facts:

  • 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

Click on the video below to view a "behind the scenes" slideshow of rehearsals for Cabaret.