When: Tuesdays-Fridays, 7:30 p.m., Saturdays, 2 & 7:30 p.m., Sun., March 12, 1 & 6:30 p.m. and Sun., March 19, 1 p.m. Continues through March 19 2017
Director Sam Mendes may be best known for his film work (American Beauty and Spectre), but his 1998 revival of Kander & Ebb's Cabaret won three Tony awards. For Roundabout Theatre Company's 50th anniversary, it's taking that production of Cabaret back on the road to shake up an already shook public. Inside the Kit Kat Klub, Sally Bowles dazzles and the Emcee chills an audience of desperate Germans who are hiding from the rise of the Nazis. Outside is where aspiring American novelist Cliff belongs and where he must navigate his rising attraction to Sally Bowles and the demands of an acquaintance who wears the brown shirt. But hiding your head in the cabaret doesn't do anything to stop the theft of the country by a madman bent on war. The Roundabout Theatre Company's Cabaret sets up in the Fox Theatre (527 North Grand Boulevard; www.fabulousfox.com) for a short run. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday (March 7 to 19), with an additional 6:30 p.m. show on Sunday, March 12. Tickets are $25 to $100.