Of all the musicals written by Kansas City native John Kander and his late partner, Fred Ebb, perhaps none were more innovative than "Cabaret." Though it contained many hummable songs in the Broadway tradition, it was set in Berlin in 1931 on the cusp of the rise of the Nazi party, making the Broadway musical a safe place for risky material.
By Steve Walker (voiced by Laura Spencer)
Kansas City, Mo. – For the Kansas City Repertory Theatre's new production of "Cabaret," opening Friday, audiences will be seeing the show in a way that the Rep has never attempted before. KCUR's Steve Walker has lost his voice, so KCUR's Laura Spencer reports.
Directed by Eric Rosen
Book by Joe Masteroff
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Mar 18 - Apr 10, 2011
photos: courtesy of the Kansas City Repertory Theatre