The show that Kansas City theater lovers have been waiting for all season is here: the KC Rep’s production of the legendary Cabaret, written by Fred Ebb and Kansas City native John Kander, and helmed by the Rep’s artistic director, Eric Rosen. Sam Mendes’ Tony Award-winning New York production was set in actual nightclubs (first in the old Club Expo and then Studio 54). The Rep partly re-creates the feel of the Kit Kat Klub inside the Spencer Theatre (4949 Cherry) with onstage seating for an in-the-round effect. For those lucky few who snag the special tables for two, life really will be a cabaret, with an intimate view of the action and café service (wine, charcuterie, cheese) to complete the verisimilitude. Previews begin with tonight’s 8 p.m. performance; the show runs through April 10. Tickets cost $15-$65 for traditional seating, $70-$75 for onstage seating, or $199 for a table for two. Call 816-235-2700 or see kcrep.org.
Fridays; Saturdays, Sundays; Tuesdays-Thursdays. Starts: March 18. Continues through April 7, 2011