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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

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UW-Eau Claire Celebrates
Silver Anniversary of Cabaret 

MAILED: Dec. 17, 2002

         EAU CLAIRE  The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire 2003 Cabaret, sponsored by the department of music and theatre arts and University Centers and Programs, will celebrate the Silver Anniversary of this annual event with popular music from 25 years ago.
         Cabaret performances are slated for 7:30 p.m. Jan. 16-18 and Jan. 23-25, with matinees at 2 p.m. Jan. 18 and 25. All shows will be in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center.
         Music from Eric Clapton; Billy Joel; Dolly Parton; Boston; Earth, Wind and Fire; Frank Sinatra; Donna Summers; and Aerosmith will be featured.
         “Cabaret XXV will feature artists and music that were popular when Cabaret first began in 1977. This is the 26th year of Cabaret at the university, but the 25th show,” said Dr. Gary Schwartzhoff, director of choral activities. “Cabaret Cinema in 1994 was canceled due to difficulties with copyright.”
         A 10-month project with an operating budget of $18,000, Cabaret has raised more than $175,000 in scholarships for music students.
         Several UW-Eau Claire music ensembles will perform, including the Cabaret Orchestra, Concert Choir I and II, The Singing Statesmen and Women’s Concert Chorale.
         The nine student directors select the music, arrange the score and prepare the music with their ensembles. Student directors for Concert Choir I are senior Jenifer Schwartzhoff, Eau Claire, and junior Lindsey Andress, Suamico. Senior Jennifer Weber, Menomonie, and sophomore Steve Howe, St. Paul, Minn., will direct Concert Choir II. Senior Abby Fromader, Platteville, and senior Kelley Wholean, Waterford, will direct the Women’s Concert Chorale. Directors for The Singing Statesmen are junior Justin Lundberg, Eau Claire, and junior Mike Rambo, Altoona. Senior Matt McVeigh, Stevens Point, will conduct the Cabaret Orchestra.
         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. Advance reservations are required. A deli and dessert cash buffet will be available in the Council Fire Room starting at 6:30 p.m. for 7:30 p.m. shows and 1 p.m. for matinee shows. The buffet also will be available during intermission for all performances. A cash bar will open at 5:30 p.m. for evening performances, at 1 p.m. for matinee performances and during intermission for all performances.
         Tickets for the show and dinner are $29.50 for adults, including university faculty and staff; $23.50 for those 62 and older and 17 and younger; or $22.50 for students with a university ID. (ID must be presented at the door; limit two per ID.) Show-only tickets are $16 for adults, including university faculty and staff; $10 for those 62 and older and 17 and younger; or $9 for students with a university ID.
         For an informational brochure and order form or for ticket information, contact the University Service Center at (715) 836-3727 or 1-800-949-UWEC.
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Updated: December 17, 2002