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Bob Fosse's acclaimed film version of Cabaret (1972) gives an essentially accurate view of what cabaret entertainment was like in 1932 Berlin. These shows had a logical punch which, with a few drinks, helped audiences push the harsh realities of life aside for a few hours. The classic German film The Blue Angel with Marlene Dietrich gives us a allegedly accurate sense of what Weimar-era cabaret performances looked like. Within a few years of Hitler's rise to power in 1933, the Nazi's effectively suppressed all hints of cabaret subculture in Germany
In the United States, cabarets had developed along more glamorous and less rationally ambitious lines. In New York during the 1910s, several large cafes provided singers and came to be known as "cabarets." Delmonico's, Reisenweber's, Palaise Royale and Shanley's all became legendary night spots. Within a few years of them opening, dance floors became a required part of the cabaret environment. When a 1913 ordinance forced Manhattan's cabarets to close by 2:00 AM, members-only clubs sprang up and stayed open for dancing till all hours; they became the first "night clubs."
America's first Parisian-style cabaret was Sans-Souci in1915. I was a 42nd Street establishment owned by the popular dance team of Vernon and Irene Castle. The earliest American cabarets were not exact copies of their European ancestors, however. Political and social satire was nowhere in sight, but late hours and sophisticated audiences meant all sorts of boundaries could be stretched. New York's cabaret goers sought an alternative to other popular forms of diversion.
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Feb 21 Wed 7:00 PM Cabaret Paramount Theatre - Aurora
Aurora, IL
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Feb 21 Wed 8:00 PM Cabaret Cape Fear Community College's Wilson Center
Wilmington, NC
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Feb 22 Thu 7:00 PM Cabaret Paramount Theatre - Aurora
Aurora, IL
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Feb 22 Thu 7:30 PM Cabaret Diamonstein Concert Hall - CNU Ferguson Center for the Arts
Newport News, VA
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Feb 23 Fri 8:00 PM Cabaret Paramount Theatre - Aurora
Aurora, IL
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Feb 23 Fri 8:00 PM Cabaret Altria Theater - Richmond
Richmond, VA
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Feb 24 Sat 2:00 PM Cabaret Altria Theater - Richmond
Richmond, VA
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Feb 24 Sat 3:00 PM Cabaret Paramount Theatre - Aurora
Aurora, IL
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Feb 24 Sat 7:30 PM Cabaret Lower Ossington Theatre - Mainstage
Toronto, ONT
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Feb 24 Sat 8:00 PM Cabaret Altria Theater - Richmond
Richmond, VA
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Feb 24 Sat 8:00 PM Cabaret Paramount Theatre - Aurora
Aurora, IL
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Feb 25 Sun 1:00 PM Cabaret Altria Theater - Richmond
Richmond, VA
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Feb 25 Sun 1:00 PM Cabaret Paramount Theatre - Aurora
Aurora, IL
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Feb 25 Sun 5:30 PM Cabaret Paramount Theatre - Aurora
Aurora, IL
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Feb 27 Tue 7:30 PM Cabaret Tennessee Performing Arts Center - Andrew Jackson Hall
Nashville, TN
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Feb 28 Wed 1:30 PM Cabaret Paramount Theatre - Aurora
Aurora, IL
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Feb 28 Wed 7:00 PM Cabaret Paramount Theatre - Aurora
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Feb 28 Wed 7:30 PM Cabaret Tennessee Performing Arts Center - Andrew Jackson Hall
Nashville, TN
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Mar 1 Thu 7:00 PM Cabaret Paramount Theatre - Aurora
Aurora, IL
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Mar 1 Thu 7:30 PM Cabaret Tennessee Performing Arts Center - Andrew Jackson Hall
Nashville, TN
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Mar 2 Fri 8:00 PM Cabaret Tennessee Performing Arts Center - Andrew Jackson Hall
Nashville, TN
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Mar 2 Fri 8:00 PM Cabaret Paramount Theatre - Aurora
Aurora, IL
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Mar 3 Sat 2:00 PM Cabaret Tennessee Performing Arts Center - Andrew Jackson Hall
Nashville, TN
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Mar 3 Sat 3:00 PM Cabaret Paramount Theatre - Aurora
Aurora, IL
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Mar 3 Sat 3:30 PM Cabaret Lower Ossington Theatre - Mainstage
Toronto, ONT
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While the contemporary American cabaret came into being in the 1970s, its traditions reach back more than a hundred years. A quick look at that tradition reveals a great deal about the social and cultural changes that marked the 20th Century. Cabaret become a crucial training ground for writers and performers.
In France, the word "cabaret" initially referred to any business serving liquor. However, the history of cabaret culture began in 1881 with the opening of Le Chat Noir in the Monmartre district of Paris. It was an informal saloon where poets, artists and composers could share ideas and compositions. Performers got to test new material, audiences enjoyed a stimulating evening for the price of a few drinks, and owners could count on a steady flow of regular customers; it was a win-win-win proposition. Le Chat Noir attracted such notables as Maupassant, Debussy and Satie.
Other cabarets soon sprang up all over Paris, and by the 1900's similar establishments appeared in several French and German cities. As time went by, many of these rooms featured scheduled entertainment. Cabarets brought a new intimacy and informal spirit to public performances. Audiences sat at cozy tables consuming food and drinks while performers worked right in their midst. Inevitably, audience members became part of the show, interacting with performers, and even interacting each other.
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