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.
Did You Know?
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, at the time this episode was filmed it did not appear in any onstage version of "Cabaret" that was 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
When she talks with Finn after learning of Quinn's pregnancy, Rachel says that, on their 'date' at the bowling alley, she let him kiss her, but she was the one who initiated the kiss. See more
April is amazing. But she's not in the glee club anymore. It... I, uh... I screwed up bringing her here. It was about me, and Glee Club is supposed to be about you guys. You don't need her to be great.
But we need her for the second act.
I'll just have to go out there and tell them we had to cut the show short.
[seeing how disappointed they are
Hey, guys. You were great. Don't worry. There will be other performances.
Excuse me? I think I might have a solution. In show business, when a...
Written by Billy Steinberg
and Tom Kelly
Performed by Kristin Chenoweth
and Matthew Morrison See more