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Enter the tantalizing world of The Kit Kat Klub in 1930s Berlin, where beguiling, self-destructive chanteuse Sally Bowles lives with no thought for tomorrow.

One of the defining musicals of all time, Cabaret intertwines social history with dazzling entertainment in new and dangerous ways. The decadence of a Weimar nightclub becomes a shattered mirror reflecting a society spiraling toward disaster with the rise of Hitler’s Nazis. Hosted with lascivious charm by the Emcee, played by Obie Award-winning Taylor Mac (PRC2 The Young Ladies Of…).

“a daring and great musical that combines unforgettable songs with genuinely gripping and disturbing drama”The Daily Telegraph (London)


Apr 2 2013

From an Idea to Execution

Remember when Rachel Pollock walked us through how they custom-printed fabric for Cabaret? Here’s the idea fully realized! Go here if you missed the original post to see the full story behind the fabric! Final dress is tonight! All of Jennifer Caprio‘s designs will be on full display! Previews start tomorrow. Get your tickets now!… Read more »

Mar 27 2013

In rehearsal with John Dreher

Cabaret is based on Christopher Isherwood’s memoir Goodbye to Berlin. The opening sentence describes...

Mar 4 2013

Wilkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome

After fourteen months of reading, research, planning and preparation, here we are beginning rehearsals for Cabaret and I am filled with the terrifying feeling that I have at the beginning of every project: I can’t possibly begin since I don’t know enough about anything. I have learned enough about myself as a director to know that this crucial stage, as I step into rehearsals for the first time, of “unknowing” is as important as researching and contemplating the play deeply.

Cabaret Offers Sparkling Performance
(5 STARS!)
The Daily Tar Heel
by Carson Blackwelder

PlayMakers Gives ‘Cabaret’ a Fresh Look
The News and Observer
by Roy C. Dicks

‘Cabaret’ at PlayMakers Hits All the Right Notes
Classical Voice North Carolina
by Jeffrey Rossman

PlayMakers Repertory Company Creates a Version of ‘Cabaret’ That’s Unforgettable
Triangle Arts and Entertainment
by Susie Potter

Relevant and Masterful CABARET at PlayMakers Rep
by Larisa Mount

Drag Artist Taylor Mac Will Star as the Gender-Bending Emcee in “Cabaret” at PlayMakers Rep

Triangle Arts & Entertainment
by Robert W. McDowell

PlayMakers Brings Berlin to Life
The Daily Tar Heel
by Breanna Kerr

PlayMakers Rep’s A RAISIN IN THE SUN Brings 1950s Chicago to the Triangle

PlayMakers Rep’s A RAISIN IN THE SUN Brings 1950s Chicago to the Triangle

Photo Flash First Look at Taylor Mac, Lisa Brescia and More in PlayMakers Reps Cabaret
by BWW Newsdesk

Only Politics
The Herald Sun
by Cliff Bellamy

PlayMakers dramaturg keeps past present
The Chapel Hill News
by Glenn Mcdonald