November 19




There almost is a cliche in seeing cabaret in Berlin. I honestly did not want to go. But Red wanted to go, and therefore I wanted to go. We took a cab across the city and this experience ended up being one of my top ten life experiences.

At the CHAMALEON Theater, we saw a show that combined ballroom, acrobatics, acoustic music, and variety. The show was performed in an early 20th-century theater with art nouveau decor.

There is a natural question in all of this. What is cabaret? I am glad you asked. Before my trip to Berlin, I knew “Cabaret” was a musical film directed by Bob Fosse with Liza Minnelli, Michael York and Joel Grey. Beyond that I was a dilettante.

Simply put, cabaret is a show held in a nightclub or restaurant where the attendees are treated to music, song, dance, recitation or drama. Learn more with this beginner’s guide to cabaret.

Back to the performance, Red and I watched a two hour performance that left me breathless. The show – “Crossroads” – was an amalgamation of circus, song and dance. The performers completed circus routines, live music, danced and interacted with the audience.

If you want to see a video of the show, check it out. And if you venture to Berlin, you have to go to the CHAMALEON Theater.