Cafe Cabaret Musical Dinner Theater in Eagle-Vail
EAGLE-VAIL, Colorado Tonight, Route 6 Cafe will host Cafe Cabaret, a musical dinner theater benefitting the Battle Mountain High School theater program. A three-course meal will be provided while talented students entertain attendees with popular songs from Broadway shows, comedy monologues and a touch of dance. There also will be an opportunity for the audience to interact and bid on songs from a menu of selections for a nominal donation.
These students work very hard all year taking voice and music lessons and performing in multiple productions for the Vail Valley community as well as the schools, and this is a wonderful opportunity to see them perform in a less-formal venue, said Meredith Ringler, mother of singer Sarah White. Even though these students have performed at the Vilar and in state competitions, it is more fun for them to do a cabaret-style production where they can interact with the audience.Aaron Szindler will be performing his comedy act, which took first place in the humor category in the 2008 state speech competition. White, who took first place in the BMHS Talent Show, will be singing a number of songs, as will Sean Pack, a talented singer-actor-pianist who has performed lead roles in many local plays. Suzanne Foster, the theater director and speech coach for Battle Mountain High School, worked with these students as they have traveled around the state for speech team competitions. It is so enjoyable working with the kids, Foster said. This kind of fundraiser lends itself well to the kids displaying their talents. They are extremely talented kids, and this gives them a chance to show the community what they can do. If this fundraiser is successful, it is probably something that will be done annually.Steve Szindler, who has performed throughout the valley, will be accompanying many of the singers on the keyboard, and his son Aaron will be performing instrumentals as well. There will also be a sneak preview of a few numbers from the upcoming BMHS original production of Boogie Man, written by Szindler, the musical director for the performances set for April 10 to 13. The students are excited about this event, and they are a very close-knit group. Theater is very challenging, but it is wonderful to work with the other kids. We support each other and get very close … they become family. So many of the kids are so talented, and we enjoy watching and listening to each others performances, White said.Many of the kids who are performing study under Maxine Graboyes, a Vail vocal coach and local performer.Its been my pleasure to work with these talented high school students. Many of them have performed in starring roles in local productions, and Im sure youll be in for a treat to hear them. They have wonderful voices and very professional stage presence, and I think they have a very bright future. If you come to this show, I think you may have an opportunity to catch a glimpse of the future stars of tomorrow.