Life is a cabaret, old chum! Come to the Cabaret.

— Fred Ebb

Charming Cabaret quotations

What good is sitting alone in your room? Come hear the music play;

Life is a cabaret, old chum, Come to the cabaret.

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.

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.

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

Don't know about a cabaret act right now, would actually prefer a role in a broadway musical.

I don't think I was considered to be a cabaret singer because I didn't have patter that was written.

[David] Bowie went on to make best-selling music - funk, dance music, electronic music, while also being influenced by cabaret and jazz.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

We then took a shortened version of what we'd been doing in the pubs, with the best gags and things like that, out to cabaret clubs and things in the north of England for six weeks. And we became a big success.

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.

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.

It just seemed fitting to have our own lounge with our own dance review that paid homage to where The Pussycat Dolls originated, ... So it wasn't just another nightclub. It was somewhere where people can go and see an old school show with real dancing and real performing and real singing. It's perfect for Vegas. It's got that whole cabaret, burlesque-inspired review of dancing, and the whole fishnets, and boas.

I was a born club comic. Radio and TV and stage were fine, but I found my real home in cabaret.

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.

As for music, my tastes are eclectic.

Elvis Costello is my all-time favorite. I listen to a lot of jazz, primarily the great female vocalists, and I am very fond of the late cabaret singer Nancy Lamott.

I have a great interest in Victorian musical & cabaret performances and Weimar artists so the references are there, to Cabaret and also All That Jazz and other films where, where there's a kind of (influential German playwright Bertolt) Brecht-ian approach, almost to the character standing outside of himself or, in this case, he's "self-séance-ing."

Life isn't a cabaret. It's a dive bar.

To be serious, the things you really want to relive are things like bedtime with your daughter when she becomes incredibly entertaining 'cause she doesn't want to go to sleep. They're at their most enchanting 'cause they just want to put it off, so they do a cabaret for you. You sit there thinking, "Please don't let this end."

Often for me, if I hear a song I know, it clicks for me and I hear it in a different way and I think, "I could sing that song. I've got something to say about that song. Wanting to connect with an audience and wanting them to rethink songs; it is actually important to do songs they're familiar with. Also, I love those songs. In a way, I think I've changed people's perceptions of what a cabaret show like this could be.

If you are a cabaret artist and you are mostly singing other people's songs, you're asking them to rethink a song, listen to it in a different way. The most impact you can have while asking them to re-listen to a song is if it's a song they know very well.

He'd actually done it! He leaned back into the microphone and whispered to the now silent cave: 'Come to the Cabaret!

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.

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.

Cabaret is a great format. All you have to do is sing and be funny sporadically.

Even if that statement was ambiguous, we kind of wanted to cause a stir.

We thought that by having the name "Cabaret Voltaire", that with it came a certain responsibility. It wasn't meant to be purely entertainment; it was meant to be something a little bit more serious - and to provoke people - wrapped within an outer wrapping of entertainment.

I grew up listening to cabaret. At 7 and 8 years old, I was already singing like a club performer.

I hate singing. I hate dancing. I enjoyed doing 'Cabaret' and 'Assassins,' but I would wither up and die in 'The Music Man.'

Méret Oppenheim was a very erotic woman.

She also liked provocation, and if you could provoke surrealists at the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich, or similar Dadaist hangouts in Basel, where you could normally get away with these things, you were truly a provocateur.

There are some wonderful parts in the movie [Loulou] where Loulou used to be a dancer and a cabaret. To see her kind of be able to interact with another human being so isolated for so long, it's just neat to see that being played out and how fun and explore that.

I discovered lots of music; electronic synth bands from the mid-'80s like Depeche Mode, Soft Cell and Cabaret Voltaire. My friends and I used to take two-hour trips to the record store in Newcastle and we started buying copies of The Face and i-D. And then I went to art school and as time progressed, I ended up where I am now.

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

I'm going to be a great film star. That is, if booze and sex don't get me first.

A one woman cabaret of emotional impressionism

But what I like to sing mostly is blues and cabaret style.

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!

The spirit of punk-cabaret is that you feel that you can truly be all of who you are.

I went to Juilliard in New York and used to do cabarets just for fun.

Occasionally, I would get together with a jazz musician and play at a restaurant for cash. And I've done some background vocals for recording artists.