University of South Florida

School of Theatre & Dance

College of the Arts


Cabaret (1998 Version)
Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb, and Book by Joe Masteroff
Based on the play I Am A Camera by John van Druten and The Berlin Stories by Christopher Isherwood
Original Production Co-directed and Choreographed by Rob Marshall
Original Production Directed by Sam Mendes

USF Production Directed by Douglas S. Hall
USF Production Choreographed by Michael Foley

A woman wearing a black slip dress and black stockings sings on a flight of stairs.
A young man in a coat talks to an older man and a woman. The woman  smiles as she looks at the young man and she holds an object in her  hands. The older man stands behind her with his arms on her shoulders,  and he too seems happy about something the young man is telling them.
A group of female cabaret performers gather around a male cabaret performer, all posing as they perform.
A male cabaret performer approaches another man, he puts his hand on the other man's shoulder.
A male cabaret performer sticks his head out from behind a performer dressed in a gorilla suit wearing a tulle skirt and bra.
A sailor and a woman dressed in a black slip dress walk by an  older man and woman. The young woman looks at them in a taunting way,  while the older couple seem to be disapproving.
A woman sings passionately, her arms raised and palms facing outward.
An older man speaks with an older woman at what appears to be a market.
A male cabaret performer wearing a vest, bow tie, and cuffs sings,  sings enthusiastically.
A woman leans back on a chaise lounge as she talks with a man sitting  opposite her in a chair.

Fri, Nov 15 - Sat, Nov 16 & Thur, Nov 21 - Sat, Nov 23 @ 7:30
Sun, Nov 17 & Sun, Nov 23 @ 3:00
Theatre 2, USF Tampa Campus

Student/Senior/Active Military $15
General Admission: $20

For tickets and further information: or 813-974-2323

In a Berlin nightclub, 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. Musical numbers include “Willkommen,” “Cabaret,” “Don’t Tell Mama” and “Two Ladies.”

PLEASE NOTE: This show contains adult themes and content. It is intended for high school students and up.

Choreographer: Michael Foley
Music Director: Jeremy Silverman
Costume Design: Marilyn Gaspardo Bertch
Scenic Design: Soledad Sanchez Valdez
Lighting Design: Beau Edwardson
Sound Design: Karla Hartley