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Cabaret (Secret Theatre)

From 4 critic and 7 member reviews
Members say: Great singing, Great acting, Edgy, Funny, Great staging

About the show

The Secret Theatre presents an intimate and immersive take on Kander and Ebb's iconic musical centered around a decadent, 1930s Berlin club. More…

Let go of your inhibitions and come as you please because everyone's wilkommen inside the Kit Kat Club. Girls, boys, and booze: there will be something for everyone. But be careful, you never know who might start leading the band, or where the club (and country) might go.
And don't get too cozy (or let your guard down too far); outside the doors the world won't be so kind.

Applause! Applause!

"This production of 'Cabaret' is an unmitigated success. The set and the costumes are magnificent. The short distance between the actors and the audience creates an atmosphere of intimacy, as does the inspired placement of the musicians in every corner of the theater. Every actor in this production more than holds their own and makes a significant contribution to the show's success. Seeing this musical is an experience you will not soon forget. It's a winner!" Full Review


“On the whole, the production is a great success, thanks to a strong cast and ambitious, inventive staging…Early on, though, the spoken scenes among the younger characters sometimes lack the requisite pace and polish. And there are a few odd costuming choices...Fortunately, the musical numbers, colorfully staged and crisply performed, sweep the small lapses briskly away…The show speaks to us today just as powerfully and memorably as its timelessly exciting songs do." Full Review


"Comparisons to politics are already built into the text, and Bird and Treat have forced more into what exists when it isn't necessary to do so. Where they do get it right is with their multicultural cast, all of whom deliver beautifully deep performances, ultimately giving this 'Cabaret' the tragic feeling it longs to have...Retains its power in the book scenes, highlighted by four steely central performances that aren't bogged down with business...The real highlight is Walker as Sally Bowles." Full Review

Theatre is Easy

"Owens leads a diverse cast as the Emcee, with a fantastic voice and wonderful stage presence...Walker is a strong, exciting presence as Sally...This production unfortunately tries to contemporize the show in ways that are unnecessary. Adding contemporary touches and a variety of concepts on top of this material only detracts from its deeply moving story....The second act in particular calls for a production to trust the writing; this one veers further off course...With 'Cabaret,' less is more." Full Review

Clever, Great acting, Relevant, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if A wonderful off Broadway production of a classic musical! The dialogue and themes of this show are surprising relevant in today's world.

Don't see it if You are conservative and uncomfortable with sexual situations. Also, the theatre is very tiny and extremely hot!

Edgy, Quirky, Raunchy

See it if You always watched the Caneret commercials as a kid and you're curious what the hype is all about!

Don't see it if You are looking for something kid friendly

Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if Loved this immersive take on this musical. It holds up and the message is haunting. This intimate version is a winner

Don't see it if If you want the Broadway approach to this muiscal

Ambitious, Relevant, Immersive, Simple

See it if you're a fan of the show and want to see a more modern take on it, in terms of dialogue and costumes

Don't see it if you aren't concerned with the current political climate and racy shows make you uncomfortable

Funny, Great singing, Not what i was expecting

See it if You like Cabaret

Don't see it if You don't like small spaces and actors interacting with public

Also The show was good but it could be better there was very little attenti... Read more Read less

Dizzying, Edgy, Exquisite, Masterful, Confusing

See it if You enjoy edgy shows

Don't see it if You are a prude

Absorbing, Great acting, Must see, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You like singing dancing and great entertainment

Don't see it if You sent a fan of risque

Cast & Creatives (25)