Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|At the end of the play, the Emcee is shown to be in a concentration camp. What is he shown to be there for?||'Cabaret'
Being Jewish and a homosexual. He holds the yellow Star of David marking him as Jewish as well as the badges the homosexuals wore.
Nazis. When this is revealed, it is the first time during the play that the fact that not everything is fine is shown. Things just get worse from there.
|Why does Fraulein Schneider not marry Herr Schultz?||'Cabaret'
He is Jewish. Unfortunately during the Nazi era, this could mean no business for her.
|In 'If You Could See Her' the Emcee truthfully sings mainly of whom?||'Cabaret'
A jewish woman. The scene is actually quite amusing (because he dances with someone dressed as an ape) until he's says what he is talking about.
|What years does this play take place during?||'Cabaret'
1929-1930. I'm not sure if they actually come out and tell it during the play, but it is around when the Nazis are first rising to power.
|What country is Sally Bowles originally from?||'Cabaret'
|Which character in the play appears in the most scenes, even if he or she doesn't speak (excluding members of the orchestra)?||'Cabaret'
Emcee. He seems to hang around in every scene. Well, he is the Master of Ceremonies!
|What color does Sally Bowles paint her nails?||'Cabaret'
green. 'I think it's pretty!'
|In 'It Couldn't Please me More', what gift does Herr Schultz give Fraulein Schneider?||'Cabaret'
A Pineapple. Although the other 3 are mentioned in the song, they couldn't please Fraulein Schneider more than the gift he gave her: a pineapple.
|In the opening song 'Willkommen' many of the phrases are repeated in 3 different languages. What languages are they?||'Cabaret'
German, French, and English. The phrases are generally greeting the audience, and they're first said in German, then French, and finally English.
March 19, 1998. On October 9, 2001, the revival of 'Cabaret' had its 1,444th performance, which placed it fourth on the list of longest running Broadway musical revivals (passing 'The Sound of Music'). As of March 31, 2002, 'Cabaret' is still running. The original Broadway production of 'Cabaret' ran for 1,165 performances from November 20, 1966 through September 6, 1969.
Teri Hatcher. Former Miss America Kate Shindle has also played Sally in the U.S. touring company production.
Kander and Ebb. 'Cabaret' was written by John Kander (music) and Fred Ebb (lyrics). This was only the second Kander and Ebb score to be produced on Broadway. The first was called 'Flora the Red Menace' and was produced on Broadway by Harold Prince, who brought the first musical version of 'Cabaret' to the stage. Kander and Ebb later scored the musical 'Chicago,' which has also been enjoying a popular revival since the 1990s. In 1998, Kander and Ebb were recognized at the Kennedy Center Honors for achievement in the arts. The other choices are known for (among other things) 'Fiddler on the Roof' (Bock and Harnick), 'Sweet Charity' (Coleman with lyricist Dorothy Fields), and 'The Music Man' (Willson).
Ron Rifkin. Rifkin won the Tony award for Best Featured Actor in a Muscial for his portrayal of Herr Schultz. Hickey and O'Hare originated the roles of Clifford Bradshaw and Ernst Ludwig, respectively, in the Broadway production of the revival. Garber has done a lot of stage work, but (as of March 2002) he has not appeared in the revival. I included him as a choice because both Garber and Rifkin are on the television show 'Alias.'
Christopher Isherwood. John Van Druten was the first to adapt 'Berlin Stories' for the theatre. The play was called 'I Am a Camera' and starred Julie Harris as Sally Bowles. Harris won the 1952 Tony award for Best Actress for the role and also starred in a 1955 film version of 'I Am a Camera.' Harold Prince was the producer and director of the first musical version of 'Cabaret' and Joe Masteroff wrote the book for the muscial version, which opened in 1966.
Natasha Richardson. All of these actresses have portrayed Sally Bowles. Richardson originated the role in the Broadway production and won a Tony award for her portrayal. Horrocks originated the role in the London production. Hatcher originated the role in the U.S. touring company production. Leigh replaced Richardson on Broadway.
Alan Cumming. All of these actors played the Emcee on Broadway, but Cumming originated the role. 'Cabaret' was Cumming's Broadway debut, and he won a Tony award, a Drama Desk award, and an Outer Critics Circle award for the role, as well as the the Theatre World award for Outstanding Broadway Debut.
|What famed Manhattan nightclub became the home to the Broadway production of the 'Cabaret' revival after it left the Kit Kat Klub (formerly Henry Miller's Theatre)?||The Sam Mendes Revival of 'Cabaret'
Studio 54. The former home of decadent disco became the home of decadent theatre in November 1998. Xenon, Shout, and Club Expo were all former club incarnations of Henry Miller's Theatre.
The Donmar Warehouse. Sam Mendes is the artistic director of the Donmar Warehouse and has been since the theatre opened in 1992. 'Cabaret' was produced during Donmar's 1993-1994 season.
Fraulein Schultz. Although Herr Shultz and Fraulein Schneider sing about being "Married," they never follow through with the act.
Richard Rodgers. Kander and Ebb are the masterminds behind the show itself, Joel Grey played the original MC.
Tomorrow. This song marks the noticeable rise of the Nazi party within the story. This song chills the audience, prior to intermission.
|What gift is "Too much to accept, so rare, so costly, so luxurious?"||Life Is A Cabaret
Pineapple. Herr Schultz runs a fruit stand in Berlin.
Green. "If anyone should ask me why, I'd say, I think it's pretty."
Money. Note from a lighting designer...If you would, for instance, use dollar sign gobos and medium green gel, it would not be appropriate. In the lighting business we always say, when you try to set the mood, you only spell mood backwards.
Sally Bowles. Reno Sweeney is from "Anything Goes". Sally Balls doesn't exist. Fraulein Kost appears in "Cabaret", but not as the main character.
|In the final number, portions of other songs are heard. Which one is NOT heard?||Come to the Cabaret
'Why Should I Wake Up?'. While Sally sings part of 'Cabaret', Herr Schultz sings some of 'Meeskite' and Frauleing Schneider sings a snippet of 'So What?', Cliff does not come out and sing from 'Why Should I Wake Up?'.
|In the title song, Sally sings about her friend Elsie. How many rooms did they share?||Come to the Cabaret
Four. "I used to have a girlfriend known as Elsie
With whom I shared four sordid rooms in Chelsea
She wasn't what you'd call a blushing flower
As a matter of fact she rented by the hour . . ."
He earns the daily bread. "Two Ladies" is, as one would guess, sung by the Emcee and two ladies in the chorus. One of the girls does the cooking, the other makes the beds. The Emcee goes out daily to earn their daily bread.
A clock. "Looking in the mirror
He would say
'What an awful shock!
I've got a face that could stop a clock!'"
Begin life. Although they both sing about being married, they never walk down the aisle. Herr Schultz is Jewish, and marrying a Jew in pre-World War Two Germany was looked down upon, to say the least.
In the actual song, stopping despair, changing the world and making a palace are mentioned, but being alive is not.