February 14, 2023

Shawnee State University’s Musical Theatre program will present “Cabaret” Feb. 22–Feb. 25. All performances will be held in the Eloise Covert Smith Theater in the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts and will begin at 7:30 p.m.


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 with 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".

Tickets for “Cabaret” are available online at or at the McKinley Box Office Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased via telephone call at (740) 351-3600. Ticket prices for the show are $15.00 for standard and $8.00 for seniors and those 18 and under. This show is also offering a special seating option of a table of four for $100 located in the pit of the Eloise Covert Smith Theater.

For more information on the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts upcoming shows, visit or call the McKinley Box Office at (740) 351-3600.