Celebrating their 10 year anniversary, once again this year you have the chance to see the Cabaret musical at the Tipi am Kanzleram. The world-famous musical about life, passion and despair in Berlin in the 1930s under the coming rule of fascism.
The film Cabaret is based on a book called Goodbye Berlin by English writer Christopher Isherwood, who actually lived in Berlin from 1929 to 1933. Berlin was a hot spot for culture in the roaring twenties and attracted artists from around the globe. Including architecture and design, literature, film, painting, music and fashion. When the Nazis started gaining power, anyone who had other ideas were shut down and put out of business, like Bauhaus and Cabaret nightclubs.
Goodbye Berlin is an insider view of how life was in Berlin in the early 1930s and a wonderful book to read. The film Cabaret was made in 1972 as a portrayal of the book and stared Liza Minnelli, Michael York and Joel Grey. I love the costumes in this film and it has been a big influence on myself and my career.
I went to see this Cabaret musical two years ago and I really enjoyed it. The location is wonderful and sets the scene for 1930s Berlin nightclub. People were dressed up in their finest 1920s clothes and the performance were great. The show is in German so be prepared…but if you know the film, then you know the play. Prices range from 20€ to 59,50€, depending on where you’d like to sit. The play is on until 30th August 2014.