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Cabaret, by Kander and Ebb
Emcee Shout
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
2.5
I'm so confused. The cast, particularly the Emcee, was amazing. Maybe you guys saw the show on an off night or something. I agree with Katie that there were one too many Kit Kat girls but I seriously think some of you are just so unbalanced in your reviews. Context is not irrelevant when assessing a show's value. You do not evaluate local productions like this with the same critical lens as you might apply to reviewing a Regional Equity production. As the song goes, "Money Money Money Money Money Money . . ." it's all about money when it comes to covering up a show's imperfections. In this case, based on how low-rent the location is, I'm guessing the budget was somewhere near, oh, a night at La Quinta. I hope the kids in the show didn't get stiffed in the process, though, b/c their performances were awesome! The Emcee was damn near close to Cumming's portrayal on Broadway - I Don't Care Much was incredibly moving and my favorite number, If you Could See Her, was pitch perfect - up beat and funny until the last moment when it all goes to that creepy place that IS Cabaret. Also, someone mentioned something about Sally. When I saw her, the actress was dead on - kind of like she WAS a little looped out on Gin. She was shaking when she perform "Cabaret" which really gave me a sense of her commitment.

Overall, I liked the show a lot - don't go expecting a great production but if you can focus on the performances, you'll have a hell of a time.

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