From our Social Media Intern, Terri Draper:
As someone who has never been to a cabaret before, I had no idea what to expect. I was completely blown away by the sheer talent displayed by my peers. From the comedic renditions of “Popular” from the musical Wicked sung by Jess Brunner and of “We Can Do It” from the musical The Producers sung by Skyelar and Vance Raiti to the sentimental and somewhat heartbreaking execution of “Just Not Now” sung by Xandria Browning from the musical I Love You Because, I was transported to an entirely new world. And that was just in the first half of the performances. It still shocks me to see people able to act and portray so much emotion without moving more than three feet while singing on top of that. They don’t call it musical theatre for nothing. That’s not all though. A major part, and I dare say foundation of the cabaret, was the virtuoso piano accompanist, Gabriel Hagedorn. He never missed a beat and was always prepared for the next song. It was truly a great night of performances. I regret not being able to go to the previous ones. The only problem was the volume. The acoustics in the Pig are not the best and it was occasionally difficult to hear the performers over the piano.