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||Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004|
MAILED: Jan. 4, 2000|
Kicking off the new music and theater season as well as the new millennium will be the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's 2000 Cabaret, the annual event sponsored by the department of music and theatre arts in cooperation with University Centers and Programs.
The theme of UW-Eau Claire's 22nd annual Cabaret is "Legends."
Cabaret performances are slated for 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21-22 and Jan. 27-29, with matinees at 2 p.m. Jan. 22 and 29. All shows will be in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center.
Cabaret is a 10-month project with an operating budget of $15,000. The event has generated more than $133,000 for scholarships, awards and departmental activities.
Several choral ensembles from the department of music and theatre arts will present Cabaret. Ensembles performing include Concert Choirs I and II, Women's Concert Chorale, The Singing Statesmen, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, members of the University Symphony Orchestra and the Jazz Ensembles.
There are eight student directors involved with Cabaret two students for each of the four ensembles. Student directors select the music, arrange the score and prepare the music with their ensembles.
Student directors are seniors Terri Songer, Wales, and Bob Schlidt, Hartford, for Concert Choir I; junior Toby Yatso, Ashwaubenon, and senior Brenda Greenwald, Sheboygan, for Concert Choir II; senior Joshua Countryman, Colfax, and sophomore Sam Wulterkens, Stanley, for The Singing Statesmen; junior Katie Berglund, Chisago City, Minn., and senior Heide Storlie, Farmington, Minn., for Women's Concert Chorale; and junior Ondra Williams, Clinton, and sophomore Sarah Daly, Whitefish Bay, for Vocal Jazz Ensemble.
Copyright issues are the most significant challenges organizers face in staging the event, said Dr. Gary Schwartzhoff, associate professor of music and executive director of Cabaret. Copyright permission must be secured for each composition in the program. Executive Assistant Rebecca Schwartzhoff, a junior from Eau Claire, has assisted in the copyright search for the 2000 Cabaret since March of 1999.
In addition to the shows, optional buffet dinners will be served at 6 p.m. in the Dulany Inn of Davies Center before the performances. A deli and dessert cash buffet will be available starting at 6:30 p.m. for 7:30 p.m. shows and at 1 p.m. for matinee performances in the Council Fire Room.
Tickets for the show and dinner are $26.50 for adults, $20.50 for seniors and children 17 and under, $26.50 for faculty/staff with a university ID, or $19.50 for students with a university ID (limit two per ID; ID must be presented at the door.) Show-only tickets are $14 for adults, $8 for seniors and children 17 and under, $14 for faculty/staff with a university ID, or $7 for students with a university ID.
Advance tickets can be ordered by mail or by submitting an order form to the University Service Center in Davies Center. All orders will be processed and returned on a first-come, first-served basis. Telephone orders must be accompanied by payment with MasterCard or Visa (a $3 processing fee will be charged). An additional $3 handling fee will be charged for telephone orders.
For an informational brochure and order form or for ticket information, contact the University Service Center at (715) 836-3727.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Jan. 4, 2000