Athenaeum Theatre
July 6, 12, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21

BOBDIREX in association with the Athenaeum Docent Club will present the Broadway musical, CABARET, this summer at the Historic Athenaeum Theatre in downtown Indianapolis.

CABARET is a Kander and Ebb masterpiece.  The 1966 Broadway Musical became an immediate hit playing to 1165 performances.  The Hal Prince production spawned a 1972 film as well as a number of revivals earning 8 Academy Awards and 12 Tonys.

It is based on John Van Druten’s 1951 play I Am a Camera, which was adapted from the 1939 short novel Goodbye to Berlin by Christopher Isherwood.  Set in 1931 Berlin as the Nazis are rising to power, it focuses on nightlife at the seedy Kit Kat Klub and revolves around the cabaret performer Sally Bowles and her relationship with a young writer,  Cliff Bradshaw.  Overseeing the action is the lecherous and flamboyant Emcee at the club.

Inspired by the 1998 Broadway revival, our production will be dedicated to the Santayana quote, “Those who cannot remember the past, are condemned to repeat it.”  Keeping to our mission statement, this will not be a regular production of CABARET.  By design the action will be more suggestive and edgier and not suggested for children 12 years old and younger.

All performances are at the Athenaeum Theatre, 401 East Michigan Street at Massachusetts.  All performances are at 7:30pm with a 3pm matinee on July 15.  Seating is reserved at $22 a ticket with discounts for Seniors and Groups of 20 or more.  Reservations can be made by calling (317) 280 – 0825 (no credit charge) or by going to our website at

The theatre has a full bar.  Parking is metered on street and paid parking is available in a lot next to the theatre.  Dinner and cocktails are available before and after performances at the famous Rathskeller restaurant in the basement of the building. The reservation number there is (317) 636-0396.

I hope you’ll be able to attend one of the performances and share what you see as we continually attempt to grow and better serve our city of Indianapolis.

Emcee: Jason Johnson
Sally Bowles: Claire Wilcher
Cliff Bradshaw:  Ben Tebbe
Fraulein Schneider: Miki Mathioudakis
Herr Schultz: David Mosdale
Ernst Ludwig: Paul Nicely
Fraulein Kost: Raena Goldberg

At the Kit Kat Klub
Rosie: Erin Lamb
Lulu: Amy Biddle Owens
Frenchie: Carrie Neal
Texas: Jenee Michelle
Fritzy: Tori Gowdy
Helga: Kimmy Icenogle
Bobby: Lincoln Slentz
Victor: Scott Hainey
Herman: T J Wilson
Mickey: Michael Halliburton

Thanks to TJF Photography for sharing their photos of CABARET!