Make It a Cabaretfest

When you think of Germany, perhaps springing to mind are the Autobahn, Oktoberfest, and lederhosen. Beautiful dancing girls and titillating sexual intrigue probably do not. But that’s just because you haven’t seen Cabaret at the Crest Theatre in Old School Square (51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach). More than a musical, Cabaret is a socio-political commentary on German culture and the rise of Nazism, personalized in the tragically doomed love story of a beautiful showgirl and an American writer. Warning: This is no My Fair Lady, but then, you’re never going to see the Fair Lady straddling a straight-back chair in thigh-highs and a corset. Find out if the Germans can add cabaret to their list of accomplishments, right next to the speed-limitless highway and a 16-day beer drinking festival. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $42. Call the box office, 561-243-7922 or visit
Fri., Feb. 19, 8 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 20, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 21, 2 p.m., 2010
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Rebecca McBane is the arts and culture/food editor for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. She began her journalism career at the Sun Sentinel's community newspaper offshoot, Forum Publishing Group, where she worked as the editorial assistant and wrote monthly features as well as the weekly library and literature column, "Shelf Life." After a brief stint bumming around London's East End (for no conceivable reason, according to her poor mother), she returned to real life and South Florida to start at New Times as the editorial assistant in 2009. A native Floridian, Rebecca avoids the sun and beach at all costs and can most often be found in a well-air-conditioned space with the glow of a laptop on her face.
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