Mill Race actors bring Cabaret to The Commons, Friday and Saturday

The Mill Race Theatre Company will be performing “Cabaret” Friday and Saturday at The Commons.

Janie Gordon, the director and music director for the show, says that the musical is set in pre-World War II Germany and features uplifting music alongside darker themes.

She said the musical is blessed with great music by Kander and Ebb, who also created “Chicago” and other hits during their long career together.

Gordon said that the theater company has put together a great cast and live band performances. The stage will have an extension into the audience and it will feel like a real cabaret, she said.

She said that the music is very catchy, but the undertone deals with the rise of Naziism in Germany — the opposite of the musical tone. The show would be appropriate for teens and older, Gordon said.

The shows start at 7:30 p.m. you can get tickets or more information at