Cabaret, Broadway musical classic and blockbuster movie, recreates the decadent and complicated world of Berlin in 1929 at the Metropolis Performing Arts Center from September 15 to October 22, 2022.
Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome… to Cabaret, Kander and Ebb’s legendary musical masterpiece about British nightclub singer Sally Bowles, American writer Cliff Bradshaw and the decadence of Berlin in 1929. With the Growing fear and uncertainty of an emerging Third Reich, audiences are drawn into the sordid underworld of the Kit Kat Club. With wry commentary from the emcee, Cabaret explores this dark and tumultuous time with songs Maybe This Time, Don’t Tell Mama, Money, Cabaret, and more. To further complicate the growing unrest, a relationship develops between German boarding house owner Fräulein Schneider and her suitor Herr Schultz, a Jewish fruit seller. Personal relationships, political loyalties and survival itself are tested in this classic American drama. Since its debut on stage, Cabaret has received several Tony, Drama Desk and Laurence Olivier awards. Recommended for ages 13 and up.
Cabaret preview performances will take place from September 15 to 17, 2022; Regular Run performances take place September 17 through October 22, 2022. Preview tickets are $40 and Regular Run tickets are $45 and can be purchased online at MetropolisArts.com, by phone at 847.577.2121 or by email at [email protected]
The Metropolis ticket office is currently open Monday to Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. During performances from Monday to Saturday, the ticket office will remain open from noon at least until the start of the performance. On Sunday, the box office will open one hour before showtime.
Designated performances throughout the Metropolis season will be performed in American Sign Language (ASL). Cabaret’s ASL performance will take place on Thursday, September 22, 2022; Tickets are $45. Please contact the box office to ensure that you will be assigned seats where you can see the performers: By email: [email protected], By phone: 847-577-2121 or in person. Interpreting services are provided by 5 Star Interpreting.
Director Robbie Simpson works with an incredibly talented cast, including local actors Tim Foszcz (Hoffman Estates), Kaity Paschetto (Elgin) and Emma Robie (Schaumburg).
The cast of Metropolis for Cabaret includes Brandon Acosta (Kit Kat: Bobby), Maria Alexandra (MC: MC); Annika Andersson (Kit Kat: Texas), Matthew David Conwell (Kit Kat: Fritzie), Melissa Crabtree (Fräulein Kost; Singer), Angel Diaz (Kit Kat: Victor), Morgan DiFonzo (Kit Kat: Rosie), Kristin Doty (Sally Bowles), Tim Foszcz (Clifford Bradshaw), Rosalind Hurwitz (Fräulein Schneider), Daniel Leahy (Ernst Ludwig), Amber Parker (Kit Kat: Hans), Kaity Paschetto (Kit Kat: Frenchie; Gorilla), Olivia Pryor (Kit Kat: Lulu), Justin Ramirez (Kit Kat: Helga), Linus Schafer Goulthorpe (Boy Soprano), Anthony Whitaker (Herr Schultz) and Dryden Zurawski (Herman; Douanier; Max; Rudy). The stunt doubles include Shela Coleman, Logan Friese, Chad Gearig-Howe, Hannah Kipp, Lizzie Mowry and Emma Robie.
Cabaret has a book by Joe Masteroff; Based on the play by John Van Druten and the stories by Christopher Isherwood; Music by John Kander; Lyrics by Fred Ebb. Cabaret’s director is Robbie Simpson, associate director/choreographer is Jenilee Houghton and musical director is Jake Hartge. The designers are Matt Kania (Sound Designer), Eric Luchen (Scenic Designer), Patrick McGuire (Properties Designer) and Samuel Stephen (Lighting Designer). Metropolis’ acting artistic director is Jen Cupani, production director is Chris Causer.
Seasonal Costume Stocking Sponsor is Jennifer Burnidge, State Farm, CLU, CHFC; The painting season sponsor is Marc Poulos Painting. The Metropolis Performing Arts Center is partially supported by grants from the Illinois Council for the Arts Agency and the Ecolab Foundation.
Cabaret is the first show in the 2022 – 2023 subscription series, which also includes The Legend of Georgia McBride (January 26 – March 4, 2023), Ragtime (May 4 – June 10, 2023), and Xanadu (July 13 – August 19, 2023).
COVID Protocols: Metropolis’ COVID protocols continue to evolve as federal and state mandates ease and conditions improve. For up-to-date information on COVID protocols, visit the Metropolis website. Metropolis thanks you in advance for helping to provide the safest possible environment for the return to live indoor entertainment.
Metropolis is located in the heart of Chicago’s northwest suburbs in downtown Arlington Heights at the intersection of Campbell and Vail Avenue (111 West Campbell Street). Street parking is available. Due to Arlington Alfresco, street access and parking is altered on West Campbell Street. Please allow extra time for your arrival before your show. Free parking is available in the public garage behind the theatre. For more information about Metropolis and a full performance schedule, visit MetropolisArts.com or call the box office at 847.577.2121.