The scene is a night club in Berlin, as the 1920's are drawing to a close. The Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience to the show and assures them that, whatever their troubles, they will forget them at the Cabaret. His songs provide wry commentary throughout the show. A story told though the words of the young American writer Cliff, of Sally Bowles and her "divine Decadence", of Fraulein Schneider and Herr Schultz, and the people of Berlin leading up to the Third Reich. Cabaret shows us the end of a tumultuous and heartbreaking era & the fearful dawn of a new one.