Cabaret raises funds for booster club

Courtney Dziewior, Staff Reporter

The couple stared into each other’s eyes as they clasped their hands, singing their duet “Somewhere” from the Broadway musical “The West Side Story.”

Theater teacher Trevor Southworth and his wife Becca performed the two-act cabaret “Broadway through the Decades” on Tuesday, March 10 as a fundraiser for the new theater booster club as well as the Thespian troop.

The 90-minute show was split in two by adding an intermission to give the couple a “chance to catch [their] breath.”

“After singing ‘I Am What I Am’ and ‘Home,’ we needed a break,” Southworth said.

Despite a small turnout, the show raised $300, which will go directly to the new booster club, which will use the funds to aid theater students by assisting them in raising money for state festivals and other activities.

“I love [performing]. My wife and I love teaching, but both of us are performers at heart, especially when we can get on stage together,” Southworth said.

The cabaret featured over 15 songs sorted in a chronological order, starting from the 1930s and Broadway’s rise in popularity. Intermixed between the songs, history of Broadway’s musicals who gave. An arrangement of solos and duets with sporadic dance moves were also featured.

“I am always amazed by them, they are just this power duo,” junior Hannah Jackson said.

With soul-wrenching songs such as “Bring Him Home” from “Les Miserables” to lighthearted comedic songs like “The Song That Goes Like This” from “Spamalot” and popular songs, like “Defying Gravity” from “Wicked,” all bases were covered.

“You can make somebody in the audience feel something, whether it is laughing with us or getting them to think about something just with the power of your poise, and there is nothing to equal that feeling,” Southworth said.

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