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WARNING! CABARET could seriously change your life!
on 17 August 2000
Profoundly entertaining, Cabaret outshines every musical ever! It is fun and dangerously catchy, but has sinister undertones of Nazi Germany's dark political influence, as it is set in 1930s Berlin. The tales it tells, the songs the wonderful characters sing; they are sexy, seedy, depressing, uplifting and stirring, but ALWAYS with a point. Almost every song relates to the issues in 1930s Nazi Germany. 'Money' is about inflation, 'If You Could See Her' is about German-Jewish relationships being outcast from society, and 'Two Ladies' reflects the sexual promiscuity of the time. The actors/singers are truly unique and talented-Alan Cumming (The Emcee) forever changes our views of normality and abnormality, not only singing marvellously, but enchanting us with every part of his dirty charisma. Natasha Richardson (Sally Bowles) gives a memorable and inspiring performance, leaving you with a chill in your ear. Cabaret captures the saccharin happiness, made by the Berliners to deny the gnarly (sur)reality of what was happening at the time, and turns it into a series of wonderful songs, full of emotion and humour. So, if you enjoy musicals, history, glamour, sexuality, debauchery, anything 1930s, and a story to die for, then you're wasting time reading this review-buy the CD now! I guarantee you, CABARET will positively change your life.