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Cabaret XXXV, 'School Day,' tickets now on sale

December 7, 2012

CabaretXXXVEAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's department of music and theatre arts will present Cabaret XXXV in January, with eight performances and a cast of 125 performers. Tickets for this year's show, "School Day," are now on sale.

Performances for the show are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17-19 and Jan. 24-26, with matinee performances at 2 p.m. Jan. 19 and 26.

Cabaret is an annual show that supports ongoing scholarships for music students at UW-Eau Claire. Since it began in 1978, Cabaret has raised more than $325,000 in scholarship funds. The show also provides students in the music and theatre arts department with an opportunity to practice arranging and staging a variety show similar to what they might encounter in a professional career.

The show will feature student performers from ensembles in the music and theatre arts department as well as various small acts and solo performers. Performances by The Singing Statesmen, Women's Concert Chorale, Concert Choir, Jazz ensembles and the University Symphony Orchestra will be included in the show.

Cabaret XXXV will be accompanied by the Cabaret Orchestra, made up of members of the UW-Eau Claire jazz ensembles, directed by Robert Baca, professor of music, and Dr. Jeffery Crowell, associate professor of music; and the University Symphony Orchestra, directed by Nobuyoshi Yasuda, associate professor of music.

The Concert Choir and The Singing Statesmen are directed by Dr. Gary Schwartzhoff, professor of music. The Women's Concert Chorale is directed by Dr. Alan Rieck, associate professor of music.

Eight student directors are involved in directing the musical variety show: seniors Phil Reilly, Milton; Andrew Steffen, New Richmond; Ryan Simmons, Green Bay; Cassi Schilling, Prior Lake, Minn.; Emily Wermund, Mosinee; juniors Adam Minten, Green Bay and Will Berendsen, Oshkosh; and sophomore Zach Moore, Wind Lake.

A dinner buffet and cash bar will be offered before the Friday and Saturday evening performances in the Dulany Inn of Davies Center. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets for the dinner and show must be purchased in advance.

Show-only ticket holders can take advantage of the a la carte deli and dessert which will be available one hour prior to all shows and at intermission. The cash bar will be available before the show and at intermission on Friday and Saturday only.

Tickets for the dinner and show are $35 for the general public and UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff; or $27 for those 62 and older, 17 and younger and students with a university ID.

Show-only tickets are $22 for the general public and UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff; or $14 for those 62 and older, 17 and younger and students with a university ID.

Tickets for Cabaret XXXV can be purchased at the Service Center in Davies Center. Ticket order forms are available online and should be sent to the Service Center with full payment. Tickets can be purchased over the phone with MasterCard, Discover or Visa by calling 715-836-3727 or toll-free at 800-949-UWEC. An additional $3 handling fee will be charged for telephone orders.

The Service Center is open from 7 a.m.-9 p.m. weekdays and from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. weekends.

The show often sells out, so early ticket purchases are recommended.

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