Gala Kicks Off 'Cabaret'

Gala Kicks Off 'Cabaret'

Downtown Sheridan just may look like a throw back to the 1930s this weekend, as people come decked out for this year's WYO Theater gala show, “Cabaret.”

The musical's director, Erin Butler, is hoping everyone gets into the spirit of the era.

Staying true to the decade would mean wearing a satin gown with a fur wrap or a double-breasted suit with tails.

Influenced by the show, some might dress like the leading lady, cabaret singer Sally Bowles, which means there could be a lot of Liza Minnelli look-a-likes running about town, with black pixie-cut hairdos, the style she bacame known for after starring in the 1970s movie version of the show.

For others, the style of the night might be a black tuxedo, with slicked-back hair, the look made famous by Joel Grey as the show's Emcee, complete with ruby-red painted lips.

Regardless, based on past years, most will just come expecting a great show. For those inside the action, like Pat Tomsovik, who plays Fraulein Schneider, the German landlady of the boarding house where much of the play's action takes place, the show offers another chance to work with her favorite director.

The gala premiere happens Saturday night. And for the $100 ticket, patrons get in on a party, with food served by Frackelton's and the Red Velvet Bistro, and can count themselves among the supporters of the community theater.

The gala starts at 6, with showtime at 7:30. The run continues from Oct. 24-27, with tickets priced at $20, and $10 for students, available at the door, or in advance at the box office on Main Street.

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