Will decides the glee club needs a replacement for Rachel now she has deserted to the musical. Finn works on her emotionally, but that's crossed when Will recruits musically gifted ex-student April Rhodes. She proves too ambitious and Will gets second thoughts. Written by
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Although only a few details of the school's production of "Cabaret" are visible in this episode, those we do see show that the "Glee" showrunners have taken some artistic license with the classic musical. Rachel is shown practicing the song "Maybe This Time," which was included in the movie, not the stage musical (although it did appear in the 1998 Donmar Warehouse stage revival, it does not appear in any onstage version of "Cabaret" that is legally performable by high school, college, or community theaters). Also, the dialogue that Rachel and Finn practice is a paraphrase of an exchange that occurs only in the movie, and not in any version of the musical ever staged. See more
Throughout most of Glee, it is widely known that Rachel is a vegan, but in this episode she is seen sharing a pizza, which Finn says has pepperoni on it. See more
Guys, I'd like to introduce you to someone very special. This is April Rhodes. She's our newest member.
Wait, so old people can join Glee Club now?
Old, huh? You guys look like the world's worst Benetton ad.
References Valley of the Dolls
Music by Antonio Carlos Jobim
Lyrics by Newton Mendonca
Performed by Ronnie Pleydell See more