We have now attended three different productions of the musical, “Cabaret”, in the last four years.
The finest of the three productions was a Bloomington Civic Theatre production we caught in February 2013. The Bloomington staging was the only staging that fully respected the material—and the only staging with any sort of period feel. The Bloomington production was also the only production that successfully evoked Germany.
The Bloomington presentation featured the finest stage design, and the finest orchestra, of the three “Cabaret” presentations.
January 2009, we caught a production of “Cabaret” by New Repertory Theatre Company of Watertown, Massachusetts.
The Watertown production was not distinguished, but it held our interest.
Watertown had by far the best Sally Bowles.
The production had the subtlety of a bull on a rampage.