I grew up on Cabaret (the movie); my sister and I belting out those tunes any chance we got, so I was thrilled to see it was first on Goodspeed’s seasonal line-up. Spending an evening ensconced at the Kit Kat Club is always a good thing, and Goodspeed’s staging is great! The casting was spot-on, and the singing, choreography, costumes, and dance numbers were up to the theater’s high standards despite it being opening night. It’s no easy feat to follow in Liza Minelli’s footsteps, but Aline Mayagoitia as Sally Bowles did a fantastic job, and Emcee Helani Remy is riveting. It has been far too long since I’ve seen a show, and this was an exciting way to return to the beloved theater. Get tickets: https://www.goodspeed.org/shows/cabaret Special Events for Cabaret: Friday Dinner Package: Dinner at the Gelston House and a ticket to the show. Only $80! Call the Box Office to order. Heroes Weekend: May 13–15. $10 off tickets for veterans or active military and their families for evening performances. Limit 6 tickets. Use Code HERO10. $40 under 40: $40 tickets are available to those under 40 years old for the 8pm performances on May 14, 21, 28 and June 4. Call the Box Office to order. Teacher Night Out: Friday, May 20, 8pm. Just $40 per person. Teachers get a discounted ticket and a free specialty drink. Two tickets per valid teacher ID. Call the Box Office to order. Meet the Cast: Join Goodspeed for a lively discussion with the cast after the Thursday evening performances on June 9 and 23. FREE. Meet the Orchestra: Join members of the Goodspeed orchestra for a discussion led by Music Director Adam Souza after the evening performance on Wednesday, June 1. FREE. Open Caption Performance: Friday, June 10, 8pm. Call the Box Office, or choose the designated pink seats when ordering online. Here’s a preview!