BRATTLEBORO — New England Youth Theatre presents a musical that confronts morality, prejudice and political upheaval with snappy songs and cheeky wit.
"Cabaret" runs for eight performances Friday through March 25, directed by Rebecca Waxman, with choreography by Shoshana Bass and music direction from Bob Thies. The book is by Joe Masteroff, based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood. Music is by John Kander, with lyrics by Fred Ebb.
There are mature themes in this play, though largely implied or offstage. There are no carnal actions, and most innuendos will be un-noticed by younger viewers. Like the Cabaret film, the show content merits a PG rating as it contains risqué implications, alcohol, aggression and antisemitism.
Performances are Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., March 23 at 7 p.m., March 24 at 7 p.m. and March 25 at 2 and 7 p.m. New England Youth Theatre is at 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. Tickets are available at NEYT.org.