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September 21, 2017 - October 22, 2017


September 21 – October 22, 2017

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

Originally Co-directed and Choreographed by Rob Marshall and Directed by Sam Mendes

Directed by Matthew Decker

On the F. Otto Haas Stage

Runtime: 2 hours and 30 minutes, with one intermission.



“There was a cabaret, and there was a Master-of-Ceremonies and there was a city called Berlin in a country called Germany. It was the end of the world…and I was dancing with Sally Bowles and we were both asleep…”

Welcome to the Kit Kat Club, the hottest nightspot in 1929’s seedy and sinful Berlin. American writer Cliff Bradshaw travels to Germany in search of inspiration and pleasure, and finds both in nightclub performer Sally Bowles. However, outside the club’s doors, the Nazis’ impending rise to power threatens to splinter their decadent lifestyle. Featuring one of Broadway’s most memorable scores, Cabaret kicks off the Arden’s 30th Anniversary Season.
May contain profanity and nudity.

“At Arden’s opening of “Cabaret” on Wednesday, I witnessed a show so flawlessly reinterpreted and performed, it was something new.”


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“John Jarboe, one of the Bearded Ladies Cabaret’s masterminds, is great as the iconic Emcee.”

—Broad Street Review

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“The Arden is an ideally intimate venue for the show, and the scenic design is terrific. The on-stage orchestra and conductor Alex Bechtel are excellent. Several numbers are exceptionally well delivered—“Don’t Tell Mama,” especially.”

—Philadelphia Magazine

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Jordan Dobson (Victor/Sailor)
Daniel Fredrick (Clifford Bradshaw)
Phoebe Gavula (Helga)
Charissa Hogeland (Sally Bowles)
Suli Holum (Frau. Kost/Fritzie)
John Jarboe (Emcee)
Alicia Jayne Kelly (Lulu)
Kenny Morris (Herr Schultz)
Kevin Murray (Bobby/Rudy)
Christopher Patrick Mullen (Ernst)
Steven Rishard (Max/Customs Official/Sailor)
Mary Elizabeth Scallen (Frau. Schneider)
Cara Traecy (Texas)
Lauren Williams (Rosie)


Matthew Decker
Music Director 
Alex Bechtel
Scenic Design 
David P. Gordon
Costume Design 
Olivera Gajic
Lighting Design 
Maria Shaplin
Sound Design
Jorge Cousineau
Jenn Rose
Assistant Music Director 
Pax Ressler
Assistant Director 
Madison Auch
Stage Manager 
Katie Ringwood
Assistant Stage Manager 
Wendy Blackburn Eastland