And his voice, notably powerful and supple in its coarse histrionics, never falters in delivering full-throated commitment to the task.
But cabaret since the Weimar Republic is also the theatrical medium most closely associated with eye-of-storm moments in ages of cultural decadence and political peril. Kiki's brash social commentary, giving vent to, among other things, her bottomless contempt for George<\!s>W. Bush (whom her lawyer has advised her she must not wish mortal harm to from the stage) and all the rest of them, is frank, funny, and unforgiving and it strikes just the right notes somehow, as her politics boil down to a slurred Rodney King<\d>like sound bite that's as sensible as it is unabashedly innocent: "Just be nice, for Chrissake."<\!s>*