Leave Your Troubles Outside

In April 2022, Millennium Repertory Company at the Manchester Arts Center in Manchester, TN will be staging a production of the Kander/Ebb/Masteroff classic musical Cabaret. This page will serve as an informational page for auditions, as well as hopefully a document of the production process.

Joel Grey as the Emcee


Cabaret opens on the evening of December 31st of 1929, New Years Eve, as the Master of Ceremonies at the Kit Kat Club welcomes the audience, introduces the cabaret performers, and insists that everyone leave their troubles outside​. This sets the stage for the rest of the show, which is the story of three relationships: Cliff, a young American writer newly arrived in Berlin, who is immediately taken with English singer Sally Bowles; Fräulein Schneider, proprietor of Cliff’s boarding house, who begins a romance with Herr Schultz, a mild-mannered fruit seller; and the people of Germany to their country and the Nazi party. 

With the Emcee’s songs as commentary, Cabaret​ explores the dark and tumultuous life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Weimar Germany slowly falls apart. Cabaret is an emotional examination of the rise of fascism and the banality of evil. 

Auditions for this production were in December 2021.

Cast Announcement