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SHOWCASING TALENT
SHOWCASING TALENT
Gabe Wells
Friday, December 21, 2018

Cafe Cabaret will take place at 6:00 p.m. today in the Performing Arts Center and should be a major success. While the event was only started two years ago, it has already gained a considerable amount of dedicated fans who enjoy coming to the event and hearing all the talent that Warren has to offer.

     “We're expecting a lot of great talent!  This is one of my favorite events that we put on every year.  We get a chance to see the huge variety of talent,” theatre teacher Jeffrey Dalstrom said.

     The event will consist of instrumentals, vocalists, comedy acts and dancing. Acts will range from everything from solo acts to duets to acts of even larger groups. This wide variety of performances greatly increases the appeal of the show and makes it a more enjoyable event for the audience.

     “I'm looking forward to the talent that we have. I've seen what some people are capable of and am excited to see it,” senior Richaun Stewart said.

     While the Cabaret is mainly about the students expressing their talents, another factor of  the event is the audience. To have a group of students and adults alike come together and support the performing students, creating a fun environment, is unique.

     “The atmosphere is really chill. There's no drama, no rude people, it's just something great to do. There's food, entertainment and good vibes all around. It's something that you do not want to miss,” Stewart said.

     Another favorable aspect of Cafe Cabaret is watching and listening to the students who have waited until that moment to express their skills and talent to others.

     “I'm excited for the unknown students. Those students that have a talent they haven't shared with the world yet.  I'm most excited for those,” Dalstrom said.

     Cafe Cabaret is more than just a place for students to showcase their talents though, for some, it is a place where they can share their story and express their emotions. It is their time to prove to the world that they are more than than others believe.

     “I will be performing an original monologue and an a cappella mashup. I’m doing it for a couple of reasons. The first is a tribute to my grandfather who died earlier this year and the second is to show that I do more than just sing,” junior Ischela Keeylen said.

     The purpose of the event is to celebrate the wide range of talent that the students have, but there is also a competitive side to the family fun event. Ten to fifteen awards are given out every year for prizes such as the best duets, the most entertaining, the best of each category and the most surprising performance. This competitive side of the competition also adds its own flair to the show and gives others more reasons to come and watch.

     “More people should come to the show because the performing arts aren't really as spotlighted as much as other sports and clubs and we have so much talent,” Stewart said.

     The event will take place later today, December 14, in the Performing Arts center.

     “I believe people should come see Cafe Cabaret this year because there are so many talented people at this school that go unnoticed. The students and staff in the drama department have put in a lot of work to make this night happen and it always turns out amazing,” Keeylen said.