Phoenix Festival Theater Presents Cabaret


Phoenix Festival Theater will present Cabaret June 9-11 and June 16-17 in the Chesapeake Theater at Harford Community College. The musical will be directed by Bambi Johnson.

As the 1920s draw to a close, a garish Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience in a Berlin nightclub and assures them they will forget all their troubles at the cabaret. With the Emcee’s bawdy songs as wry commentary, Cabaret explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. Cliff, a young American writer newly arrived in Berlin, is immediately taken with English singer Sally Bowles. Meanwhile, Fräulein Schneider, proprietor of Cliff and Sally’s boarding house, tentatively begins a romance with Herr Schultz, a mild-mannered fruit seller who happens to be Jewish. Musical numbers include “Willkommen,” “Cabaret,” “Don’t Tell Mama,” and “Two Ladies.”

Tickets are $18-$22. Purchase tickets here. The show contains adult content and is not recommended for audiences 16 years of age or under. Cabaret is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC.

Harford Community College is committed to promoting the full participation of all individuals with disabilities at the event. For disability-related accommodations, call 443-412-2211 two weeks in advance.

Activities are made possible by a County Arts Development grant from Maryland State Arts Council, a Maryland State agency under the authority of the Department of Commerce, Division of Tourism, Film and the Arts.

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