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  • Life is a Cabaret

    Mar 9, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Thought-provoking, inventive staging, excellent music
    Cons: disturbing

    Summary: This evening I was fortunate enough to see the touring reincarnation of the show ,Cabaret ,at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale. It was incredibly creative in the new staging and costuming, with a much more ... read more

  • Awesome experience!!

    Mar 25, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: everything... the atmosphere, the decadence, the music
    Cons: none!

    Summary: The best way to experience Cabaret (the current revival on Broadway) is to sit at the cabaret-style tables at the front of the theatre. My girlfriend and I were lucky enough to get canceled tickets at Studio 54, where we sat at table #144, just three ... read more

  • Cabaret

    Mar 10, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Show starts with you laughing and ends with you speechless........
    Cons: Not for children

    Summary: What's to say? I saw the original movie many years ago. When I heard who was in the lead roles(Neil Patrick Harris and Deborah Gibson), I figured I would go anyway!!! Within 10 seconds of his taking the stage, I forgot that he ever played Doogie ... read more

  • cabaret

    Sep 4, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: entertaining
    Cons: can be a little much for conservative people

    Summary: When I first saw John Stamos appear in Cabaret I was a bit surprised. I remember him from the tv sitcom Full House and his character on the show was COMPLETELY different from his role in Cabaret. So added to the entertainment was a feeling of surprise ... read more

  • Well, if that's the only requirement, then I can be in the orchestra, too!

    Jul 7, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Songs, Emcee, Cabaret atmosphere, Risqui
    Cons: Some of the closest seats have poor visibility, Main love story seems slightly forced, Risqui

    Summary: Wow, Im still in the process of recuperating from this past weekend (Now a full week ago. What can I say? My writing is slowing down in my old age.), which was Gay Pride Weekend in New York City. I had an amazing time! My good friend (and ... read more

  • Funny, Romantic, Sexy, Lewd - all with sad undertones - I loved Cabaret.

    Mar 13, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Everything. The plot, the songs, the actors, the jokes, Studio 54 in NYC
    Cons: Ends a little abruptly, may be too vulgar for some, not for children/ultra-conservative adults

    Summary: I saw Cabaret several months ago at Studio 54 in Manhattan. It was a wonderful experience. If you're visiting, I strongly recommend you see this show. To start, the theater was breathtaking, more beautiful than most other broadway and ... read more

  • Life is a Cabaret, old chum...

    Oct 21, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Hilarity, Disparity, Ingenuity, and Musicality all wrapped up in one spectacular box.
    Cons: Not exactly mother-approved!

    Summary: We have no troubles here... Leave your biases at the door, because anyone who sees Cabaret is going to be delightfully assaulted by almost every venue of sexuality, humor, and innuendo... What fun! This show takes place in ... read more

  • Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome…

    Apr 29, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Sexist, chauvinistic, condescending...oh yeah, funny too! I loved it.
    Cons: for easily-offended: see Pros

    Summary: im Cabaret, au Cabaret, to Cabaret! Given four Tony Awards (including Best Musical Revival), given that many of my friends (all who have seen the show) recommended it, and given that it is playing literally across the street from my work, I really had ... read more

  • Great Night of Theater

    Nov 14, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Fun Location Great Play
    Cons: Not for the conservative theater goer

    Summary: This is such a well done revival. Great songs, great actors, great set. The play is a funny, naughty, and even at times touching view of life on stage in 1930's Berlin. The fact that it is now playing at Studio 54 only adds to the feeling of debauchery ... read more

  • Life is a Cabaret

    Sep 4, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Music, Girls, Singing, Acting talent
    Cons: None.

    Summary: "Cabaret" is a French word that originally referred to any business serving liquor or some type of booz. I just got back from Las Vegas. I took my girlfriend there for her 23rd birthday. We stayed at the Paris. Well we really ... read more

  • TRUE Broadway!

    Jul 31, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great music, Great plot, Great acting
    Cons: Nothing!

    Summary: Cabaret is one of the first Broadway plays I've seen in a while that deserves the title of Broadway! The setting for the play- Studio 54 fits Cabaret perfectly. The tables, the animal printed seats, the bar seats definitely fits the mood. I ... read more

  • A Sassy, High-Energy Show!

    Jul 12, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great Energy, and Music
    Cons: Nudity

    Summary: Wow! was the first reaction that came out of my mouth! I wowed at how much sex there was, but also how good it was! Usually the original B-way cast is better than the ones to come. I'm not saying that the original B-way cast was bad, but I liked this one ... read more

  • From Screen to stage, Cabaret takes the show

    Jul 8, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The musical numbers are great. The acting is new and inventive.
    Cons: The plot is a little raunchy.

    Summary: Cabaret has is an interesting show. A little raunchy yet a classic form of theater. With new and inventive arrangements. Cabaret follows a man who is a writer moving to Berlin and his relationship with Sally Bowels who is an entertainer at the Kit Kat ... read more

  • Powerful but flat

    Jul 6, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Jon Peters, the elderly couple
    Cons: Lea Thompson

    Summary: Went to see the touring show in Houston last night. Jon Peters was superb as the Emcee -- by far the highlight of the evening. The shuffling in and out of the orchestra between songs was innovative and well done. The dance scene ("Married") ... read more

  • A Shot of New Blood

    Jun 14, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great Concept, great music, Studio 54
    Cons: Tired show, average performances

    Summary: It's always interesting to see a show on Broadway after it has been running for a long time. I saw CABARET October of '99 when it starred Susan Egan as Sally Bowles and Michael Hall as the Emcee, the pivotal roles in the show. For the most part, the show ... read more

  • What A Show!

    Jun 2, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fabulous Cast, Choreography, and Music
    Cons: Any one disturbed by sexual content should NOT see it.

    Summary: A Friend and I went to see the touring production of "Cabaret." It was in coordination with the Roundabout theater company and the SFX theater company, but it was still (except for the actors and seating) the same as the ... read more

  • Don't miss the experience

    May 4, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A powerful theatrical experience
    Cons: Difficult subject matter -- not for everyone

    Summary: Don't let this happen to you: I almost missed the experience of seeing the much-talked-about revival of "Cabaret" directed by Sam Mendes. You see, I've seen "Cabaret" before, and it wasn't one of my favorites. Now, it is one of my ... read more

  • A performance never to forget

    Apr 30, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Emotional, very resourceful
    Cons: A bit sexual so I'd be reluctant to take my family to it

    Summary: I saw Cabaret the winter of 1999 in New York's own Studio 54 and I was mezmerized. I didn't find the musical score all that inspiring, nor interesting though, but I did think everything else was spectacular and sure made up for that. I had excellent ... read more

  • Definitely not my favorite Broadway show

    Apr 22, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Decent show
    Cons: Random plot, not much that's special about it

    Summary: I went to see Cabaret a few weeks ago, thinking that it would be really good. It was. It was not, however, amazing. The show was entertaining, but it definitely lagged at points, and sort of seemed thrown together and random. Cabaret is ... read more

  • Unique Broadway Revival (Use a Seating Chart)

    Mar 6, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Unconventional setting, good songs, great acting
    Cons: the seats are uncomfortable, food & drinks are pricey

    Summary: I think the novelty of being in Studio 54, along with the "Cabaret" style seating (bistro tables & chairs) made this show a unique experience. Why I went: I decided to go to my 6th Broadway show last month. I love the ... read more

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