“I’m going to be a great film star! That is, if booze and sex don’t get me first.”

In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920’s draw to a close, a garish Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and assures them they will forget all their troubles at the CABARET. With the Emcee’s bawdy songs as wry commentary, CABARET explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. Cliff, a young American writer newly arrived in Berlin, is immediately taken by English singer Sally Bowles. Meanwhile, Fräulein Schneider, proprietor of Cliff and Sally’s boarding house, tentatively begins a romance with Herr Schultz, a mild-mannered fruit seller who happens to be Jewish. Musical numbers include “Willkommen,” “Cabaret,” “Don’t Tell Mama” and “Two Ladies.”  This show reminds us that, no matter how difficult the world may seem, life is a cabaret.  Book by Joe Masteroff based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood; Music by John Kander and Lyrics by Fred Ebb.

Rated R

“The Kit Kat Club, the setting for Sally’s flailing bid for stardom, may be a dim and murky dive. But say what you will about her, this gal sure lights up the joint.”
The New York Times

Sponsored by Jacobs Media
Opening Night Reception by TBA



7:30pm, April 9-13 and 16-20, 2019
2:30pm, April 14 & 20, 2019

Special Events

Free Stage Tour (a peek behind the scenes!)
March 26, 2019 at 6:00pm

Preview Performance: $15 tickets! (Preview tickets go on sale March 25, 2019)
April 8, 2018, 2019 at 7:30pm

Free Opening Night Reception:In the lobby following the performance with the cast and crew, catered by Foothills Barbaque, April 9, 2019

Talk Back with Cast & Crew: a lively (and free) Q&A session following the performance on Tuesday,
April 16, 2019


UNG-Gainesville’s Ed Cabell Theatre, 3820 Mundy Mill Rd., Oakwood, GA 30566

BUY Tickets

Ticket Information

Tickets are $28-30 for adults, $26-28 for seniors and $18-20 for students, depending on seat location*. You can click the link below to choose your own seats and print your own tickets – or call the Box Office at 678.717.3624. The Box Office can also make arrangements for ADA seating or, if you have a group of 12 or more, a group discount of 20% off — making a night of live theatre a great option for friends and family.

Children in the Theatre: We love children, we HAVE children… (and of course we have BEEN children). Still, we recognize that not all children love theatre – yet. Out of respect for other patrons’ theatre experiences, all patrons must be ticketed and over the age of 5. Parents should also be sure to check performance ratings in making decisions about bringing children to the theatre.

*UNG and BU faculty/staff/students must contact the Box Office for specially discounted tickets.

Create your own package!

Purchase tickets to this production AND to one other production at the same time and you’ll get an automatic 10% discount; 3 to 4 shows will receive a 15% discount, and 5 shows or more gets an automatic 20% off. Discounts will be shown (with your savings) in the payment screen.*UNG and BU faculty/staff/students must contact the Box Office for specially discounted tickets.

Artist Spotlight

Check back to learn about the talented team of designers collaborating on this show!

GTA Artistic & Managing Director (UNG) Jim Hammond (Director)

Guest Sound Designer Rob Brooksher

Guest Lighting Designer D. Connor McVey

GTA Resident Designer (UNG) Stuart Beaman (Scenic Design)

GTA Resident Costume Designer (Brenau) Pamela Workman (Costume Design)



Check back to see what patrons are saying about this iconic and dark musical!