Georgetown Cabaret coming to the Black Cat this month

On Feb. 20, the Georgetown Cabaret—what began as a variety-style talent show in Darnall Hall in the 1970s and has now become an annual rock extravaganza—is coming to the Black Cat.

Celebrating its 39th year of existence, Cabaret will also be giving its Georgetown audience a pre-show preview at The Tombs on Feb. 9.

According to General Manager Daniel McCusker (COL’16), the process begins every October when current Cabaret members hold open auditions for all Georgetown students. Once selected, the performers begin rehearsal the first week of January.

“For a little over the last decade, the production has been comprised of ten vocalists and a band of rock musicians,” said McCusker. “This year’s current lineup features nine vocalists, representing three a cappella groups on campus, and nine musicians, including two guitarists, three saxophonists, a bassist, a keyboardist, and two drummers.”

McCusker said that Cabaret draws student performers from a variety of backgrounds, including a cappella, acting, jazz, pep band, and rock.

“Each member of Cabaret has an extensive and idiosyncratic background in performance, and so each has something special to contribute to Cabaret,” he said. “This challenges our members to approach rehearsal from new perspectives, and it is very demanding of our members to refine the melting pot of ideas into our finished product. But the result is a unique production full of talent and quirks, unlike anything you’ve seen before and one you won’t soon forget!”

Tickets can be purchased presale for $12 at Vittles, Red Square, and online or $15 at the door. The proceeds from Cabaret have always been donated to charity; this year, the proceeds will benefit the Center for Social Justice.

Photo: Georgetown Cabaret via Facebook

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