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
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
"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."
"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."
“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."
"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!"