Besides the name of the theatrical form, the word can also refer to the popular 1966 stage musical and the 1972 film. See below.
The term "cabaret"
The term as used in South Africa
In South Africa the form is sometimes referred to as Kabaret, mainly under the influence of Afrikaans-speaking theatre practitioners, and most notably theorist and playwright Hennie Aucamp (Kabaret is the actual name of the form in Afrikaans), since
See also Cabaret in South Africa
Cabaret the stage musical (1966)
A musical based on a book written by Christopher Isherwood, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. The 1966 Broadway production became a hit and went on to numerous subsequent productions across the globe.
Almost more influential has been the 1972 film
It is based on John Van Druten's 1951 play I Am a Camera, which in turn was adapted from the 1939 short novel Goodbye to Berlin by Christopher Isherwood. Set in 1931 Berlin as the Nazis are rising to power, it focuses on nightlife at the seedy Kit Kat Klub and revolves around the 19-year-old English cabaret performer Sally Bowles and her relationship with the young American writer Cliff Bradshaw.
South African productions
First produced in South African by ** in **.
1995 Produced by ArtsCape?? ** , directed by Marthinus Basson, featuring Anthea Thompson as Sally Bowles, Charl-John Lingenfelder, Paddy Canavan, Karin ven der Laag, June Wells. Opened on Saturday, August 26, 1995. Nico Theatre, Cape Town. Musical director: Trevor Harper. Choreographer: Julian Brandon. Scenic and costume designer: Michael Mitchell. Lighting designer: Malcolm Hurrell. Sound designer: Robin Shuttleworth. CAPAB Musical Theatre in association with Nedbank. Cast: Emcee: Charl-Johan Lingenfelder Sally Bowles: Anthea Thompson Clifford Bradshaw: Brian Heydenrych Ernest Ludwig: Chris Vorster Fraulein Schneider: Paddy Canavan Fraulein Kost: Karin van der Laag
2012 Produced by KickstArt Productions at Montecasino Theatre, directed by Steven Stead with Samantha Peo, Sacha Halbhuber and Kate Normington. Set designe by Greg King, costumes by Neil Stuart-Harris, choreography by Janine Bennewith and lighting by Tina le Roux.
South African adaptations and derivatives
The film version of Cabaret (1972)
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