MAILED: Jan. 9, 2001
Lively singing and dancing entertainment for the whole family is one way to describe the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claires 2001 Cabaret, the annual event sponsored by the department of music and theatre arts in cooperation with University Centers and Programs.
UW-Eau Claires 23rd annual Cabaret, themed We Are Family, will feature music representing a wide variety of musical groups that have family connections, including the Jackson 5, Blues Brothers, Pointer Sisters, Carpenters, Alabama and many more.
Cabaret performances are slated for 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18-20 and Jan. 25-27, with matinees at 2 p.m. Jan. 20 and 27. All shows will be in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center.
Cabaret is a 10-month project with an operating budget of $25,000. The event has generated scholarship funds totaling nearly $150,000.
Several choral ensembles from the department of music and theatre arts will present the singing and dancing extravaganza. Ensembles performing include Concert Choirs I and II, Jazz Ensembles, Womens Concert Chorale, Singing Statesmen and members of the University Symphony Orchestra.
Student directors select the music, arrange the score and prepare the music with their ensembles. Student directors for Concert Choir I are seniors Shanin Buhr, Amery, and Joshua Countryman, Colfax. Sophomore Nicholas Ktorides, Waukesha, and senior Meredith Sipe, Stillwater, Minn., will direct Concert Choir II. Directors for the Womens Concert Chorale are senior Jennifer Deterville, Denmark, and junior Brenna Gerke, Verona. Seniors Thomas W. Anderson, Aitken, Minn., and Samuel Wulterkens, Stanley, will direct The Singing Statesmen.
Copyright issues are the most significant challenges organizers face in staging the event, said Gary Schwartzhoff, associate professor of music and executive director of Cabaret. Copyright permission must be secured for each composition in the program. Rebecca Schwartzhoff, administrative assistant and a senior from Eau Claire, has assisted in the copyright search for the 2001 Cabaret since March of 2000.
In addition to the shows, optional buffet dinners will be served at 6 p.m. in the Dulany Inn of Davies Center before the evening performances, except the Jan. 18 show. A deli and dessert cash buffet will be available starting at 6:30 p.m. for 7:30 p.m. shows, 1 p.m. for matinee performances and during intermission for all performances in the Council Fire Room.
Tickets for the show and dinner are $28.50 for adults, $22.50 for those age 62 and older and 17 and younger, $28.50 for faculty/staff with a university ID, or $21.50 for students with a university ID (limit two per ID; ID must be presented at the door.) Show-only tickets are $16 for adults, $10 for those age 62 and older and 17 and younger, $16 for faculty/staff with a university ID, or $9 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. 9, 2001