CABARET, Den Nationale Scene 2020 © Odd Mehus

CABARET

Original titleCABARET
CategoryMusical
AgegroupAdults
Cast15 total (4 F and 11 M)
Variable cast sizeNo
RepresentationNordic representation
TranslatorRagnar Olsen
TranslatorCarsten Palmaer
TranslatorAllan Mortensen
TranslatorJan-Erik Sääf
TranslatorJenny Ekdala
TranslatorBengt Larsson
LyricistFred Ebb
ComposerJohn Kander
LanguagesDanish, Swedish, Norwegian, German, Icelandic

In Cabaret, a dingy nightclub in Berlin becomes a metaphor for the decadent pre-Hitler years in Germany; alas, a world in despair. When entering the Kit Kat Club, every one is bid Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome by the bisexual host and the main show is performed by the young British and life indulging singer and dancer, Sally Bowles. She has only got eyes for the American author Cliff, who has travelled to Europe to write a novel. Upon the end of his stay, he wants to bring Sally with him to America but she declines, as she loves life in Berlin. So on his train journey, Cliff begins his novel about the singing and dancing people of Berlin, who are so inevitably en route to The Third Reich. The choreographies are used to emphasise the various events throughout the show.

Orchestration:

Violins I & II
Viola
Cello
Bass
Reed I: Piccolo, Flute, Eb Clarinet (or Bb Clarinet), Clarinet, Alto Sax and Soprano Sax
Reed II: Piccolo and Flute (or Clarinet), Clarinet, Soprano Sax and Alto Sax
Reed III: Oboe and English Horn (or Clarinet), Clarinet and Tenor Sax
Reed IV: Bassoon (or Bass Clarinet), Clarinet, Bass clarinet and Baritone
Sax
Horn
Trumpets I & II
Trombone I (with optional Baritone double)
Trombone II
Percussion
Accordion and Celeste
Piano (Piano Conductor’s Score)
Guitar & Banjo

Stage Band:
Tenor Sax
Trombone
Piano
Drums (trap drum set)

FLEXBO arr.
FLEXBO arr.:
Piano conductor
Synthesizer Piano conductor
Percussion
Bass
Guitar-Banjo
Flexbo A: Trumpet
Flexbo B: Alto Sax & Clarinet (optional Flute & Piccolo)
Flexbo C: Tenor Sax & Clarinet
Flexbo D: Trombone
NOTE: The Flexbo includes the necessary “Stage Band” music