Theater: Springtime For Sally

Weimar Germany goes '90s hip in a bold new staging of Cabaret

Come to the Cabaret, old chum. This time you'll hardly recognize the place. The Kit Kat Klub, where Sally Bowles tried to sing away the gathering Nazi storm clouds in the 1966 musical Cabaret, is a real cabaret now, a converted nightclub where theatergoers can sip drinks (but can't rustle programs, handed out only after the show) while immersing themselves in Berlin decadence circa 1929. Or is it 1999? The club has a seedy-chic, downtown, S&M look: the dancers have runs in their stockings, and even the orchestra members, in sleeveless black tops, look ready for Details.

Sally herself, played by...

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