Cabaret

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Reviews: 7

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A thrilling and up-to-date production of a classic show that is now more relevant than ever. The seedy glamour of the Kit Kat Club with its bawdy Emcee provide an unsettling but fitting backdrop to the story of the hard-living entertainer Sally Bowles in the decadent nightlife of Germany in the early '30s. Come hear some of the most memorable songs in musical theatre history, including “Cabaret,” “Willkommen” and “Maybe This Time.” Right this way, your table's waiting at the musical the New York Times calls “one for the ages.”

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Reviews

Joan Alperin
"I saw "Cabaret" years ago on Broadway with the late Natasha Richardson, and then again in 2014 with Michelle Williams. This is one of my favorite musicals and I was really looking forward to seeing it at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts last week. Well, I can definitely say not only did this production not disappoint, it goes to the top of my list as one of the best. It's absolutely fantastic. The story of "Cabaret" is now more relevant than ever. When the show opens, we find ourselves at the fabulous Kit Kat Club. The year is 1930. The place Berlin. It's here we meet the wonderfully outrageous and the extraordinarily talented Emcee (Jeff Skowron) who introduces us to the gorgeous dancers of the Club as well as Miss Sally Bowles (the fantastic Zarah Mahler), the headliner."

sweet - Joan Alperin - The LA Beat - ...read full review


"Seeing this updated La Mirada iteration---presented less like a revue but more like an honest-to-goodness book musical, where the musical numbers don't feel too much like interruptive interludes---pushes this risqué show into a more mainstream follow-through that I feel most audiences will enjoy more."

sweet - Michael Quintos - Broadway World - ...read full review


Steven Stanley
"Few musicals lend themselves more readily to a director's personal touch than Cabaret, just one reason audiences keep coming back for more, production after production, revival after revival, year after year. At La Mirada Theatre, Larry Carpenter's Cabaret will leave you not just entertained and moved as many have done but breathless and shaken as rarely before."

sweet - Steven Stanley - Stage Scene LA - ...read full review


Leo Buck
"Far richer, vaster and more nuanced than the 1972 Academy Award-winning film, this 1998 revival script utilized for this production explores more facets of its characters and the explosive times in which they live, granting spectators a more thought-provoking (and much more satisfying) theatrical experience. Carpenter's direction frequently takes advantage of these added elements—even re-imagining several numbers in a whole new light."

sweet - Leo Buck - Buck-ing Trends - ...read full review


Tin Pan L.A.
"With just a drum roll and a cymbal crash, the iconic 1966 musical Cabaret, music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and book by Joe Masteroff, begins, luring audiences into the dingy cabaret, the Kit Kat Klub, in 1930s Berlin. Since its opening on Broadway, this eight Tony Award winning musical has celebrated numerous revivals and a film in 1972. It's the dark musical that audiences simply can't get enough of and offers a myriad of possibilities for presentation for theatre companies. La Mirada Theatre delves into the world of Cabaret with a presentation on the big stage that embraces the inherent grit of the show while never letting audiences forget that: “life is a cabaret”."

sweet - Tin Pan L.A. - TIN PAN L.A. - ...read full review


Ellen Dostal
"Everything about director Larry Carpenter's blistering production of Cabaret is volatile in a way you've not seen before. An androgynous Emcee in face paint and a dress is familiar, but a tough guy Emcee in combat boots and a dress literally stalking the audience with every pounding step? That's original."

sweet - Ellen Dostal - BroadwayWorld Los Angeles - ...read full review


Rob Stevens
"McCoy Rigby Entertainment and director Larry Carpenter have mounted a visually, aurally and emotionally stunning production to kick start 2018. It's a production not to be missed!"

sweet - Rob Stevens - Haines His Way - ...read full review


Joan Alperin
"I saw "Cabaret" years ago on Broadway with the late Natasha Richardson, and then again in 2014 with Michelle Williams. This is one of my favorite musicals and I was really looking forward to seeing it at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts last week. Well, I can definitely say not only did this production not disappoint, it goes to the top of my list as one of the best. It's absolutely fantastic. The story of "Cabaret" is now more relevant than ever. When the show opens, we find ourselves at the fabulous Kit Kat Club. The year is 1930. The place Berlin. It's here we meet the wonderfully outrageous and the extraordinarily talented Emcee (Jeff Skowron) who introduces us to the gorgeous dancers of the Club as well as Miss Sally Bowles (the fantastic Zarah Mahler), the headliner."

sweet - Joan Alperin - The LA Beat - ...read full review


"Seeing this updated La Mirada iteration---presented less like a revue but more like an honest-to-goodness book musical, where the musical numbers don't feel too much like interruptive interludes---pushes this risqué show into a more mainstream follow-through that I feel most audiences will enjoy more."

sweet - Michael Quintos - Broadway World - ...read full review


Steven Stanley
"Few musicals lend themselves more readily to a director's personal touch than Cabaret, just one reason audiences keep coming back for more, production after production, revival after revival, year after year. At La Mirada Theatre, Larry Carpenter's Cabaret will leave you not just entertained and moved as many have done but breathless and shaken as rarely before."

sweet - Steven Stanley - Stage Scene LA - ...read full review


Leo Buck
"Far richer, vaster and more nuanced than the 1972 Academy Award-winning film, this 1998 revival script utilized for this production explores more facets of its characters and the explosive times in which they live, granting spectators a more thought-provoking (and much more satisfying) theatrical experience. Carpenter's direction frequently takes advantage of these added elements—even re-imagining several numbers in a whole new light."

sweet - Leo Buck - Buck-ing Trends - ...read full review


Tin Pan L.A.
"With just a drum roll and a cymbal crash, the iconic 1966 musical Cabaret, music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and book by Joe Masteroff, begins, luring audiences into the dingy cabaret, the Kit Kat Klub, in 1930s Berlin. Since its opening on Broadway, this eight Tony Award winning musical has celebrated numerous revivals and a film in 1972. It's the dark musical that audiences simply can't get enough of and offers a myriad of possibilities for presentation for theatre companies. La Mirada Theatre delves into the world of Cabaret with a presentation on the big stage that embraces the inherent grit of the show while never letting audiences forget that: “life is a cabaret”."

sweet - Tin Pan L.A. - TIN PAN L.A. - ...read full review


Ellen Dostal
"Everything about director Larry Carpenter's blistering production of Cabaret is volatile in a way you've not seen before. An androgynous Emcee in face paint and a dress is familiar, but a tough guy Emcee in combat boots and a dress literally stalking the audience with every pounding step? That's original."

sweet - Ellen Dostal - BroadwayWorld Los Angeles - ...read full review


Rob Stevens
"McCoy Rigby Entertainment and director Larry Carpenter have mounted a visually, aurally and emotionally stunning production to kick start 2018. It's a production not to be missed!"

sweet - Rob Stevens - Haines His Way - ...read full review