Students put on glitz for cabaret
Alittle song, a little dance, a certain way of dressing, a little night music, some sass, some class – combined with a nightclub feel, and hey presto, cabaret.
First Love – a cabaret from UCOL Diploma in Performing Arts students is an exploration in song and performance of people in and out of love.
‘‘The students have chosen their own songs,’’ explains UCOL’s Lilicherie McGregor, with the repertoire including the Proclaimers’ 500 Miles and Satisfaction by the Rolling Stones, Don’t Dream It’s Over by Crowded House, Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit and Gnarls Barkley’s Crazy.
Under the direction of singing coach, English folk singer Vikki Clayton, the young performers will be performing solos, duos and in groups
‘‘We’re going for a smokey nightclub look – glitzy evening dresses and tuxedos, with the audience seated at tables, with snacks and a drink’’ Lilicherie says. ‘‘Their task is to put these songs across. They’re not opera singers, so they need to sell the songs as actors.’’
Accompanied by a four piece band led by Viv and Tony McGlynn, First Love – a cabaret plays from October 7 – 10 in the Eulogy Lounge of the Awapuni Racecourse Function Centre. Bookings are essential from Lilicherie o21 296 2910 or email@example.com.