Cabaret the film musical could have been created especially for Liza Minnelli. Sally Bowles’ character allowed Liza to portray so much of her personal style and talent. Growing up as the daughter of two talented parents, Judy Garland and Vincente Minnelli, one can imagine Liza playing as a night club singer on a home made stage. Her remarkable singing, dancing and acting ability won her an Oscar for Best Actress in 1973.
Liza’s rendition of the title song “Cabaret” was stunning; however my favorite song that she performed was “Maybe This Time”. The innocence and passion of her young character was strengthened by her belief that things would be better, not only in her career and love life but with her father as well.Get more information here. http://www.wnyc.org/npr_articles/2012/may/11/liza-minnelli-on-song-travels/ That innocence changed quickly as Sally Bowles faced the reality of her life. Singing with Joel Grey in the tune “Money Song”, the viewer can see the acceptance of the character’s existence and what she will need to do for her own survival in the changing German society.
I saw the movie six times in the first two months after it was released. It was destined to become a classic in the world of movie musicals.