Decadent nightlife meets dangerous times at Berlin's alluring Kit Kat Club in the iconic Broadway musical "Cabaret," on stage at the Ogunquit Playhouse, July 17-Aug. 10.

Set in the cabaret underworld on the eve of Hitler's rise to power, the production is based on the searing Sam Mendes-Rob Marshall revival of the musical that recently took Broadway by storm. BT McNicholl, who directed the Playhouse production back in 2006, stages this new version.

It tells the story of Cliff Bradshaw, a young American writer newly arrived in Berlin, who falls in love with cabaret singer Sally Bowles. Their romance sizzles amid the back-room culture of the cabaret and the tumultuous atmosphere of pre-Nazi Germany.

The show has had many Broadway and London revivals, and is the winner of multiple Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Original Score for compelling musical numbers by John Kander (music) and Fred Ebb (lyrics), including "Wilkommen," "Money" and the title tune.

The show contains adult subject matter and is recommended for ages 17 and wup due to violence, simulated smoking and sexual themes. Tickets start at $51 at 207-646-5511, ext. 328, or www.ogunquitplayhouse.org.

Nancye Tuttle's email address is nancyedt@verizon.net.



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