I remember the last time "Cabaret" was done in Columbus. It must have been in the last 10 years, because it was directed by Donna Baudoin Antrim and it was on the Bill Heard Theatre stage.
It starred Wil Ennis as the emcee and Kevin Murray as Herr Schulz. I really, truly cannot remember who else was in the show.
But that doesn't matter. It was a very good production. Very good.
Before that production, The Human Experience Theatre did it. That one featured my friend Tom McCafferty as the Nazi soldier, Phillip Rodgers as the emcee and Georgia Forehand as Sally Bowles.
That one wasn't as good as the one Donna directed, but it was still entertaining.
Now, the Auburn University department of theater is presenting it, beginning Thursday.
It can be seen at 8:30 p.m. EST Thursday-Saturday and 3:30 p.m. EST Sunday, and again at 8:30 p.m. EST Tuesday through March 3 in the Telfair Peet Theatre.
It's a musical set in a seedy nightclub in 1931 Berlin, just as the Nazi regime was growing in power.
Tickets are $15.