Vígszínház premiered the world-famous musical Cabaret, the very popular work of Joe Masteroff, John Kander and Fred Ebb for the first time in its 125-year history. The performance leads us to the smoky, sweaty, but enchanted Berliner night, the empire of rapture, manifest desire and endless passion. The not at least idyllic love is shadowed by the history itself, but the Berliners are still going to night clubs and bars and having uncontrolled parties, while the terror and inhumanity becomes unnoticed a part of their everyday life. The spectacular performance full of well-known songs is staged by Attila Béres, Sally Bowles is portrayed by Csenge Szilágyi and Dobó Enikő. The main roles are played by: Zoltán Seress, András Kern, Éva Igó, Bence Brasch and Szabolcs Horváth.
The musical first premiered 55 years ago on the Broadway, based on the script ‘I am a camera’ by John Van Druten and some short stories by Christopher Isherwood. The film based on this play, directed by Bob Fosse in 1972 starring Liza Minelli won 8 Oscars and conquered the world.
Berlin. The beginning of the 1930’s, the end of the Weimar Republic. A real metropolis, where everything can happen, and so everything happens too. Homeless adventurers, and people obsessed with desire, hope and freedom are meeting up here. In the dark heart of the city, on a tiny stage of a shabby nightclub, Sally Bowles, the extravagant singer eager for success coming from America, performs night by night. By coincidence she meets Cliff Bradshaw, the ambitious young writer from England and they fell in love. Love finds the owner of the boarding house Fräulein Schneider and her forever faithful bachelor, Mr. Schultz, the fruit vendor, too. Life is yet beautiful, so far there is peace, but the history is changing…
The stage adaptation for Vígszínház was made by Róbert Vörös dramaturg together with Attila Béres, the monumental set was designed by Balázs Cziegler, the costumes by Ildikó Tihanyi.
The Cabaret is an eternal story with Sally Bowles, the singer of Blue Angel in the center, looking for her ways both inside and outside. Not only she wants to become an actress but also a loving, happy person at all costs, who refuses to give up on her dreams, even when there are already soldiers on the streets of Berlin. Personal seeking of the ways of life overwhelmed by the history – on the 9th, 10th, 21st and 22nd at Vígszínház.
Performances in November:
3., 11., 27., 28. of November 2021.