Frank Theatre and Cabaret may not seem to mix, but there's a lot more beneath the surface of Kander and Ebb's musical adaptation of Christopher Isherwood's memoirs of life in Weimar Germany than just a gender-bending Emcee and the adventures of Sally Bowles. Set in a moment when a liberal, libertine society was overtaken by darkness, the production not only features a terrific set of songs, but also plenty of meaty material for director Wendy Knox. The cast includes Melissa Hart, who was the original Sally Bowles on Broadway in the 1960s, and who plays Fraulein Schneider here; Sara Richardson as this edition's Sally Bowles; and go-to actor Bradley Greenwald as the Emcee. For this play, the itinerant theater moves to the Centennial Showboat on Harriet Island, which will not only provide some additional comforts missing from many past Frank productions, but would seem to fit in perfectly with the company's vision of the Kit Kat Klub and all of its inhabitants.
Thursdays, Fridays, 8 p.m.; Sat., March 5, 2 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m.; Saturdays, 8 p.m. Starts: March 3. Continues through March 27, 2011