The Old Globe Presents “Cabaret”

| August 7, 2023 | 0 Comments

The Old Globe has announced the full cast and creative team of the reimagined and visionary new staging of the Tony Award–winning musical “Cabaret.” The production features a book by Joe Masteroff, based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood, music by?John Kander?and lyrics by Fred Ebb, and directed and choreographed by Josh Rhodes (Broadway and The Old Globe’s “Bright Star,” The Old Globe and Asolo Repertory Theatre’s “Guys and Dolls.”

Performances run September 1 to October 8, 2023, with the opening on Wednesday, September 6 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, located at 1363 Old Globe Way.  Tickets are available at

Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome to “Cabaret!” It’s 1931 Berlin, and inside the Kit Kat Klub, British nightclub singer Sally Bowles keeps the delirious party raging. But no amount of booze, music, and dancing can slow the ominous march of a changing Germany. Featuring an iconic score from Kander and Ebb—including “Maybe This Time,” “Mein Herr,” “Don’t Tell Mama,” and, of course, the title song—this Tony Award–winning musical is reimagined in a visionary new staging by Globe favorite Josh Rhodes. “The Old Globe’s track record of reviving great American musicals is extraordinary and inspiring,” said Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein. “And once again we turn to the classic musical theatre canon to bring a thrilling new production of Cabaret to our stage. The visionary director/choreographer Josh Rhodes, an important member of the Globe’s artistic family, reimagines this wonderful show, injecting bold new energy into its remarkable score, and finding vital new echoes in its themes. And he does this while enhancing all the sexy and anarchic theatricality for which Cabaret is celebrated.”

In addition to the previously announced lead principals Lincoln Clauss as Emcee and Joanna A. Jones as Sally Bowles, the cast also includes Alan Chandler as Clifford Bradshaw, Abby Church as Fräulein Kost and Fritzie, Christian Douglass as Max, Alex Gibson as Ernst Ludwig, Yoni Haller as Herman, Brandon Halvorsen as Victor, Leeds Hill as Hans, Karma Jenkins as Texas, Celeste Lanuza as Frenchie, Kelly Lester as Fräulein Schneider, Trina Mills as Helga, Natalia Nieves-Melchor as Lulu, Bruce Sabath as Herr Schultz, Michael Seltzer as Bobby, and Amy Smith as Rosie.

Understudies include Christine Hewitt and John Rosen, and swings include Emily Bordley and John Viso.

In addition to Josh Rhodes, the creative team includes for “Cabaret” includes scenic design by Tijana Bjelajac, costume design by Alejo Vietti, lighting design by Cory Pattak and Paul Vaillancourt, sound design by Haley Parcher, hair, wig, and makeup design by Michelle Hart, music direction by Robert Meffe, additional arrangements by Angela Steiner, fight direction and intimacy staging by Rachel Flesher, cultural competency consultant DeWanda Smith Soeder, associate director Lee Wilkins, associate choreographer Natalia Nieves-Melchor, casting by Tara Rubin Casting/Felicia Rudolph, CSA, and production stage management by Anjee Nero.

(from left) Corinne Munsch, Lincoln Clauss, and Michael Seltzer in Asolo Repertory Theatre’s Cabaret. Photo by Cliff Roles.

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