Show logo: Drawing of a soldier's leg, a lit frame, and a leg wearing a fishnet stocking


Book by Joe Masteroff
Based on the play by John Van Druten and Stories by Christopher Isherwood
Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb

April 20, 21, 22*, 22, 23*, 25, 26, 27, 29*, 29, 30*, 2023

Stage Too!, Crafton-Preyer Theatre

Willkommen to the Kit Kat Klub. In this provocative, multiple Tony Award-winning musical, the euphoria of free expression, new relationships, and the seedy nightclub scene slowly fades away against the rise of Hitler and the Nazi Party. An ominous and violent situation begins to emerge; some remain oblivious or apathetic, while others sound the alarm or flee. With grit, dance, and a highly celebrated musical score, Cabaret ultimately proclaims “it can happen here.”

This production includes adult language and themes, it may not be appropriate for all audiences. Flashing lights and water-based theatrical haze are used in this production.

Creative Team

Directed by Markus Potter
Choreography by Michelle Heffner Hayes
Musical Direction by Ryan McCall
Scenic Design by Leah Mazur
Costume Design by Cassandra Ludlum
Lighting Design by Ann Sitzman
Intimacy Direction by Tiffani Hagan
Dialect Coaching by Paul Meier
Dramaturgy by Jonah Greene
Stage Management by Jenna Link


Sally Bowles - Katherine Leverenz
Emcee - Olly G. Mitchell
Emcee (4/22 matinee) - Allison Rader
Clifford Bradshaw - Diego Rivera-Rodriguez
Fräulein Schneider - Laura Kirk
Fräulein Schneider (4/25) - Hannah Gassman
Herr Schultz - Henry Bial
Herr Schultz (4/25) - Brandon Heflin
Ernst Ludwig - Asher Suski
Ernst Ludwig (4/22 matinee) - Brandon Heflin
Fräulein Kost - Allison FitzSimmons
Fräulein Kost (4/25) - Maya Welde
Bobby/Ensemble - Paul Ruf
Victor/Ensemble - Brody Gable
Herman/Ensemble - Charles Nordquist
Hans/Ensemble - Johnny Dinh Phan
Lulu/Ensemble - Anna Avery
Rosie/Ensemble - Jordan Nevels
Texas/Ensemble - Anna Shelton
Fritzie/Customs Officer/Ensemble - Rachel Meyer
Fritzie/Ensemble - Basia Schendzielos
Frenchie/Ensemble - Olivia Johnson
Helga/Ensemble - Allison Rader
Helga (4/22 matinee) - Madi Seelye
Max/Ensemble - Myles Hollie
Kit Kat Klub Dancers & Ensemble - ShonMichael Anderson, Lane Barrette, Hannah Gassman, Brandon Heflin, Gracie Hernandez, Christie Phillips, Madi Seelye, and Maya Welde


Learn more about our production of Cabaret by listening to our podcast: Willkommen: A Companion Podcast to The University of Kansas’s Cabaret. You can also find the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts.