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Cabaret (Gallery Players)

From 33 member  reviews
Members say: Great singing, Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting, Raunchy

About the show

Gallery Players presents a staging of Kander and Ebb's musical classic, which centers around a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920s draw to a close. More…

From the show:

In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920s draw to a close, a garish Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience 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 by 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. Gallery will be producing the 1998 revival script, made famous by Alan Cummings as Emcee.

2h 45m | Already closed | Gallery Players (Brooklyn)

Member Reviews (33)


Great singing, Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting, Raunchy
Avg Score

Quirky, Intelligent, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if A great cabaret production. Well done and fantastic performance. Very enjoyable and fast paced.

Don't see it if A lot of skin. Pre Nazi era. if you do not like cabaret or riske production.

Dated, Edgy, Raunchy, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if Great Emcee. Modernized gender fluid kit-kat girls & boys w sexy outfits & dancing. Strong music & vocals. Interesting immersive staging.

Don't see it if Stereotyped naive macho good-guy American. Dated gender roles w/the American & Sally. Well known melodramatic Nazi Germany story.

Great singing, Raunchy, Resonant, Edgy, Entertaining

See it if While adhering closely to Mendes' original, Gallery's immersive staging works well w/ lavish production values Lustig in fine voice as Sally

Don't see it if Book scenes somewhat choppy & energy/pacing a little off (due to a 2 show day) but Levario's hot MC & Kit Kat Girls provide extra pizzazz

Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great staging, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Also great set, Great idea for the Cabaret tables. Caught a fantastic talk-back by most of the cast of 19 led by Barrie Gelles MORE

Don't see it if Too many steps to the loo. How will Gallery match this production?

Also Only a few of the cast of 19 missed the post show discussion.... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Great staging, Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you'd enjoy a mostly young cast put tons of energy into a fine production of this musical, with great band, light and choreography support.

Don't see it if you do not want to be immersed into the early Nazi days of Berlin and the fear that destroyed relationships or are uncomfortable with nudity

Thought-provoking, Raunchy, Edgy, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You want a semi-immersive, edgy & fascinating take on the traditional Cabaret. You want a great cast performing a great story & score.

Don't see it if You're bothered by raunchy content. You want a more contemporary musical. You prefer traditional staging. You want bigger production values.

Edgy, Raunchy, Masterful, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you're a fan of the show. This is a terrific, local production with some wonderful performances, especially Sally and the Emcee.

Don't see it if you're a prude. This is based on Sam Mendes's direction, with lots and lots of skin.

Absorbing, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You'd enjoy a high energy and very well acted dance musical set in 1930s Germany. Superb cast. Dance to band at intermission. Show flies by.

Don't see it if Folding chairs can be uncomfortable. But overall as good or better than most off Broadway shows in Manhattan.

Delightful, Dated, Raunchy, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want an entertaining, enjoyable albeit imperfect performance of a classic show. Well done given the venue's limitations.

Don't see it if you don't like Cabaret unless Alan Cummings is the MC and Liza is Sally.

Also A very good performance considering that it was in a little Brooklyn o... Read more Read less

Decent acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Weak direction, Disappointing

See it if you have never seen Cabaret, take this opportunity to see this adequate production.

Don't see it if you love Cabaret because of the wonderful things that a talented, creative director can do with it. None of that creativity is here.

Also The excitement of seeing Cabaret productions whenever possible is seei... Read more Read less

Funny, Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy classical musicals revisited. Cast is talented, in particular the Emcee! Excellent production value in this intimate theatre.

Don't see it if You don’t like the cabaret/burlesque scene (similar to Moulin Rouge) or Nazi themes. Large cast overwhelmed the space when all were onstage.

Also Gallery players puts on excellent productions and Cabaret is no except... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Intense, Great singing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if It's Kander and Ebb at their greatest (yes, better then Chicago). Somewhere between Broadway and Vaudeville. Also, the Players are great.

Don't see it if You're sick of K&E and you're not really interested in another show set in 1930s Germany.

Also Brian Edward Levario was fantastic as Emcee. I think anyone else in th... Read more Read less

Riveting, Raunchy, Great singing, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if Stong lead cast serves Kander & Ebb score and lyrics with pizzaz

Don't see it if Disappointingly derivative of the recent Roundabout revival and does not have the budget or production values to measure up

Must see, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You would like a lively musical with many good singers.

Don't see it if You don’t like goodmusicals

Delightful, Hilarious, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy watching classic musicals performed in a small, intimate theater by a talented cast with clever staging.

Don't see it if You want huge production values (though they do a great job with a small budget) and spectacle, or are easily offended by sexual innuendo.

Relevant, Great singing, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if a surprisingly splendid production with a mesmerizing emcee.Powerful and absorbing made more relevant by today's atmosphere of hate and fear

Don't see it if you do not wish to be upset and confronted with ugliness and baseness. This is gritty and troubling drama well done so that it grabs you

Resonant, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if another excellent production by the gallery players, see it if you can handle stairs, no other reason not to

Don't see it if see it, it's excellent, if you cannot do stairs is the only reason you shouldn't see it, it's not very mobile accessible

Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Banal

See it if Another interpretation of classical musical/book;good orchestra; wonderful Brian Edward Levario as Emcee,who can act and sing, talented cast

Don't see it if Want more emotions on stage(at times looked boring and slow), dislike small theatre, expect actress who plays Sally not just sing but to act

Must see, Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Easily one of the best musicals I have ever seen!! Raunchy, and yet moving, absorbing, masterful staging, singing & acting: MUST-SEE!!

Don't see it if No reason not to see it: It's fabulous!!

Must see, Resonant, Uneven

See it if into an uneven yet must-see revival of an iconic musical

Don't see it if avoiding dark matter

Also An interesting revival - it is uneven, offering moving moments and gre... Read more Read less

Engrossing, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if it is one of your favorite musicals and you want to see the darker side of what the Nazi era did to people.

Don't see it if you are not prepared for a totally relevant depiction of that time and sadly ours.

Also Extremely well done and hard-hitting. Not frothy, but a serious view t... Read more Read less

Funny, Great staging, Great singing, Exquisite

See it if A remarkable adaptat of musical classic w/an inclusiv cast on small grt stage,abt early XXcent decadent Berlin. Terrific act sing&coreogr.

Don't see it if Unless seated as faraway as possible due to the loud singing.You do not want to think of what started the Nazi regime: povert inequal prejud

Great singing, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if You like the musical Cabaret performed by a Great ensemble

Don't see it if No reason not to

Also Brian Edward Levaro as the Emcee &... Read more Read less

Relevant, Disappointing, Thought-provoking

See it if If you've never seen Cabaret you might want to see this . Audience seemed to enjoy it.

Don't see it if If you've seen wonderful productions of Cabaret you will probably be disappointed. Cast uneven.

Great writing and music, Intense, Good performances, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you are interested in seeing a well written play, with good music and lyrics, that is performed well and is very relevant to today's issues.

Don't see it if you object to mild raunchiness.

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