Cabaret quotes:

  • Cabaret is a great format. All you have to do is sing and be funny sporadically. -- Julie Klausner
  • Life is a cabaret, old chum! Come to the Cabaret. -- Fred Ebb
  • Look at the darkest hit musicals - Cabaret, West Side Story, Carousel - they are exuberant experiences. They send you out of the theater filled with music -- John Lithgow
  • I always wanted to play Roxie Hart in Chicago and also Sally Bowles in Kander and Ebb's Cabaret, but I have a feeling I won't now! I've also always wanted to play Maria in The Sound of Music, but don't suppose I'll ever do that either! -- Marti Webb
  • Don't know about a cabaret act right now, would actually prefer a role in a broadway musical. -- Julia Barr
  • I don't think I was considered to be a cabaret singer because I didn't have patter that was written. -- Rita Coolidge
  • I don't know how to explain how, probably to my detriment, unselfpromoting I am. I used to have a cabaret act and I didn't even like to tell me people about that. I really hate selling myself. -- Zooey Deschanel
  • A cabaret song has got to be written - for the middle voice, ideally - because you've got to hear the wit of the words. And a cabaret song gives the singer room to act, more even than an opera singer. -- James Fenton
  • A one woman cabaret of emotional impressionism -- Alexander Polinsky
  • Life isn't a cabaret. It's a dive bar. -- Woody Paige
  • I love deep cleavage on the foot. It reminds me of Berlin in 1930s, 'Cabaret.' -- Christian Louboutin
  • I grew up listening to cabaret. At 7 and 8 years old, I was already singing like a club performer, -- Annaleigh Ashford
  • I was a born club comic. Radio and TV and stage were fine, but I found my real home in cabaret. -- Bob Monkhouse
  • He'd actually done it! He leaned back into the microphone and whispered to the now silent cave: 'Come to the Cabaret! -- Paul Cornell
  • What good is sitting alone in your room? Come hear the music play; Life is a cabaret, old chum, Come to the cabaret. -- Fred Ebb
  • I think that's the graveyard of musicians, playing cabaret. I think I'd rather be dead than work in cabaret. It's just so depressing. -- Elton John
  • A church is in a bad way when it banishes laughter from the sanctuary and leaves it to the cabaret, the nightclub and the toastmasters. -- Helmut Thielicke
  • The most rewarding thing is being on Broadway. I went into Cabaret as a replacement and was really challenged beyond anything I could have imagined. -- Brooke Shields
  • It's fun! Just fun...I don't think of it as a cabaret act per se, I call it more of a gig, if that makes any sense -- Frances Ruffelle
  • I'm actually a huge fan of hip-hop. I like hip-hop music. I love rap. I like cabaret music, as well. I just love live music and bands. -- Britney Spears
  • Look at the darkest hit musicals - Cabaret, West Side Story, Carousel - they are exuberant experiences. They send you out of the theater filled with music. -- John Lithgow
  • In the cabaret of globalization, the state shows itself as a table dancer that strips off everything until it is left with only the minimum indispensable garments: the repressive force. -- Subcomandante Marcos
  • I have an amazing 1930s dress I picked up in Toronto at Cabaret on Queen West. It's a red knee-length tea dress, and it's absolutely beautiful. It makes me happy every time I put it on. -- Lindy Booth
  • Over-the-knee socks remind me of the 1920s, silent films, and the stars of the era who wore the rolled-down stockings. They sort of referenced that in 'Cabaret,' when Liza Minnelli was singing 'Mein Herr,' and I love the way she looks in that scene. -- Amy Heckerling
  • I sing songs from the theater and pop songs. When I say 'pop songs,' I mean from the 90's. And I tell jokes. So it's sort of a stand up show meets a concert - not your traditional lounging across a piano cabaret show. It's much looser. -- Laura Benanti
  • Chicago is constantly auditioning for the world, determined that one day, on the streets of Barcelona, in Berlin's cabarets, in the coffee shops of Istanbul, people will know and love us in our multidimensional glory, dream of us the way they dream of San Francisco and New York. -- Mary Schmich
  • How much do people really want to learn? I mean, some people get into a groove and they stay with it indefinitely. And what starts off as a great moment of explosive passion can end up as cabaret 25, 30 years later. It just depends on whether you go and find the right habitat to extend yourself. -- Robert Plant
  • I'm not someone who can sing anything. And my favorite singers aren't people whose voice you would say is amazing. I'm a big Bob Dylan fan, a huge David Bowie fan. None of those people have orthodox, cabaret voices. These are people where what they're singing about is just as important as how they're singing it. -- Boy George
  • It's so easy in these cabaret venues to get earnest. -- Ana Gasteyer
  • But what I like to sing mostly is blues and cabaret style. -- Moira Kelly
  • I am the last of the Mohicans, the creme de la creme of cabaret. -- Eartha Kitt
  • If I could live in a cabaret, I would. If I could live in 'Moulin Rouge,' I would. -- Rita Ora
  • I am inspired by show girls and Vegas. I was a cabaret performer, so that's where all that influence comes from. -- Paloma Faith
  • My own cabaret is constantly evolving with what is occurring in my own life, so motherhood is a natural addition to it. -- Susan Egan
  • For me, the most effective cabaret evenings have been some of the most personal ones, where the performer is comfortable enough to simply be themselves. -- Malcolm Gets
  • I was once part of a Christmas cabaret. I sang 'I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus.' I tap-danced. I had a ten-gallon hat. It was quite absurd. -- Peter Dinklage
  • I always loved fish for the colors and birds for the plumage. In the same way, I loved those women of the cabaret. They were birds of paradise. -- Christian Louboutin
  • Manchester was a fantastic place to go out in. There were 10 clubs with world-class cabaret and comedians. You'd go in and Tom Jones might be singing, or Shirley Bassey or Engelbert Humperdinck. -- Francis Lee
  • What a turnaround in sentiment 'Glee' exemplifies. It was only a few years ago that pursuing the dream of a Broadway career or cabaret stardom relegated some poor yearning dope to a lavender ghetto of losers, self-deluders, and social rejects. -- James Wolcott
  • Growing up, I was very conservative in my wardrobe, so when I first joined the Pussycat Dolls, the biggest challenge was wearing those cabaret costumes. I didn't feel comfortable showing my body so much, showing my legs and butt, chest and midriff. -- Nicole Scherzinger
  • Usually I like playing other people. I like finding myself through other characters. But when you do cabaret, you are yourself. I think it's the most fun, and I tell you, if somebody had told me that, I would have done it fifteen years earlier than I did. -- Faith Prince
  • After university, I was working as a stylist in the Paris theatres when I had a flash of inspiration. I made necklaces from the bikinis designed for the cabaret performers of Folies Bergeres. I was so happy with them that it was only then that I sought out formal training in jewelry. -- Paloma Picasso
  • Getting to do 'December Songs' in a cabaret-style format was so interesting because it's like a one-woman song cycle that actually tells a story. It feels like a theatrical experience more than a cabaret because I didn't talk in between. We went from one song to the next, nine songs in a row - bam - I told the story in half an hour. -- Laura Osnes
  • The spirit of punk-cabaret is that you fell that you can truly be all of who you are. -- Brian Viglione
  • [David] Bowie went on to make best-selling music - funk, dance music, electronic music, while also being influenced by cabaret and jazz. -- David Bowie