Original titleCABARET
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