Willkommen! And bienvenue! Welcome!

In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920’s draw to a close, a garish Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and assures them they will forget all their troubles at the Cabaret. With the Emcee’s bawdy songs as wry commentary, Cabaret explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich.

Cliff, a young American writer newly arrived in Berlin, is immediately taken by English singer Sally Bowles. Meanwhile, Fräulein Schneider, proprietor of Cliff and Sally’s boarding house, tentatively begins a romance with Herr Schultz, a mild-mannered fruit seller who happens to be Jewish.

Vocals: Basic and fun harmonies | Dance: All the kicks and turns


Basic tuition to participate in an AWT Mainstage Musical is $595. Newbies get a $55 discount. Participants can pay tuition all at once or in three monthly installments.

Is tuition an obstacle for you? Now there are TWO ways to receive tuition relief at AfterWork Theater! Click here to apply for financial assistance or click here to learn more about accruing points through AWT’s new and improved CrewNer program!

Discount types can not be combined. Tuition does NOT cover a print out of your script/score/sheet music or your costume. AWT has a small budget to cover some specific costume needs. From there, we work with participants to piece together costumes sourced from their closets, thrift stores and the good will of the community.  All tuition payments are final and non-refundable for any reason.


Below is the rehearsal and performance schedule for Cabaret. Rehearsals are generally held one night per week and one afternoon per weekend for eight weeks. As there are two casts, you will be assigned to rehearse on Tuesday OR Thursday evenings depending on which cast you are placed in. During the second week of rehearsals, you will receive a detailed schedule that specifies exactly what dates and times you will be needed.

ATTENDANCE POLICY: Prior to Launch Day, participants will have the opportunity to list up to three rehearsal conflicts. Once rehearsals begin, participants may miss up to two additional undisclosed rehearsal. After that, it is up to the discretion of the creative team whether or not a participant’s role must be reassigned.

NOTE: the schedule below is subject to change.



The Sirovich Auditorium
331 East 12th Street
(between First & Second Ave)
New York, NY 10003


John Cullum Theatre
314 W 54th St
New York, NY 10019

Creative Team

Meryl Salerno

Stage Manager

Tremaine Price


Jeff Bobick

Music Director

Anya Warburg

Associate Choreographer


Registration into the cast of AWT's production of Cabaret is now open! Tuition to participate in AWT's Mainstage Musical program is $595. NEWBIES tuition is $540.

Registration into AWT’s Cabaret is currently SOLD OUT. Please add yourself to the waitlist should a spot become available!


Financial Aid Application

Tuition Relief Available!

Apply here!

“Newbie” Refund Policy

New to AfterWork Theater? We know signing up for new experiences can be scary. That’s why we are offering newbies a 100% money back guarantee if they choose to withdraw from the program before the end of their Launch Day orientation (see schedule for details). By the end of your orientation, if you decide this experience isn’t for you then you’ve made zero commitments, financial or otherwise. New participants who withdraw after their Launch Day orientation is complete – including later that evening or the following day – are not eligible for a refund of any kind and will not be able to repurpose tuition towards a future program.


PLEASE NOTE: A “newbie” is defined as someone who has never participated in an AWT Mainstage, Sing Out or Bootcamp program. A newbie seeking to withdraw from the program must do so via email to info@afterworktheater.org prior to the completion of their Launch Day orientation. They may not postpone their refund request until the cast list is published. Once Launch Day orientation is over, they are no longer entitled to a refund for any reason. Participants who withdraw after Launch Day orientation are responsible for the full tuition amount regardless of how many monthly payments have incurred at the time of withdrawal.

Returning Participant Refund Policy

For returning participants who have previously participated in an AWT Mainstage, Sing Out or Bootcamp program, all AfterWork Theater tuition is completely non-refundable. Participants who withdraw from a program 48 hours prior to Launch Day may re-purpose their tuition toward a future program no more than one calendar year from Launch Day of the initial program purchased. Returning participants who withdraw less than 48 hours before Launch Day are not eligible for a refund of any kind and will not be able to repurpose tuition towards a future program. Participants who withdraw are responsible for the full tuition amount regardless of how many monthly payments have incurred at the time of withdrawal.

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