I saw this play last night. While Taylor Mac was absolutely astonishing as the Emcee, he practically carried the show by himself. The lead actress was a lovely singer but she had no chemistry with her love interest.
But the biggest distraction was the design of the production. If this was 1930s Germany there was hardly a clue to that in the costumes and staging. I was trying to figure out if they had tried to stage Nazi Germany in a different era. The chorus was dressed and coiffed in a style for some period I could not identify. I found the production to be entirely too American in feel and it distracted from the story,
So well done--and sad.
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