Columbia Kicks Off Spring Theatre Productions with Cabaret

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The musical Cabaret to be performed at the Courtyard Theatre

The Theatre Department at Columbia College Chicago will kick off its 2022 Spring semester with the production Cabaret.

Cabaret, directed by Elizabeth Swanson and based on the novel Goodbye to Berlin by Christopher Isherwood and the book by Joe Masteroff, is a musical written in 1966 centering around American writer Cliff Bradshaw’s engagement with Berlin and its cast of characters around the 1930s during the beginning of the Nazi takeover of Germany. It will be performed as a staged concert.

Cabaret will run from February 16 to February 19 at the Courtyard Theatre at the Getz Theatre Center located at 72 E. 11th Street in Chicago.

Columbia continues to hold safety measures in place informed by guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the State of Illinois, the City of Chicago, and consultations with epidemiology experts from Rush University and the University of Chicago.

Theatre spaces have an upgraded filtration system and increased cleaning measures. The theatres are limited to 75% capacity. All patrons will be required to either show proof of vaccination for COVID-19 or of a negative test result taken within the previous 48 hours, or scan-in with a current student, faculty, or staff Columbia I.D. In addition, patrons will be required to wear a mask at all times regardless of vaccination status. Please be advised that personnel at the theater are not empowered to waive these requirements.

General admission tickets are $15. Discounted tickets for students and senior citizens are $10. Ticket are available on the Theatre Department’s website. Information about tickets is available at 312 369-6101 during weekdays.


Daisy Franco
Communications Manager