Theater: Kit Kat Kutups

Cabaret is a whale of a production and a minnow of a show. It is a musical built on the oozing decadence of 1930 Berlin, and is itself a form of decadence, a victory of surface over substance.

Like most musicals, the show has many fathers. Christopher Isherwood wrote the plot first as a novella, Goodbye to Berlin. John van Druten adapted it in the 1951 Broadway hit I Am a Camera, with Julie Harris playing Heroine Sally Bowles, a girl as wispy, wayward and vulnerable as the smoke at the end of her jaunty...

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