On May 9 and 10, 2014, the Lyric Arts Main Street Stage will once again be transformed for their annual Cabaret Fundraiser. This year marks the 15th anniversary of this fun-filled event, where guests are treated to hors d’oeuvres and beverages, games, raffles, a silent auction, and a fantastic variety show! Following past years’ successful themed shows, “Broadway Salute,” and “Another Lyric Arts Salute to Broadway Musicals we Can’t Afford to Produce,” this year’s show will be more loosely themed, comprised of hit songs and dream roles that the actors have always wanted to perform. You’ll hear selections from your favorite Broadway shows, as well as numbers from classic musical movies and more! This year, the show will bring all your favorite Lyric Arts performers together and give them a chance to do what they love – put on a spectacular show full of numbers they’ve always dreamed of performing on stage, and all for a great cause!
The “Cabaret,” as it has come to be known, is the only annual fundraising event benefiting Lyric Arts Company of Anoka, a 501(c)(3) non-profit theater. This two-day fundraiser is a chance for the community to show their support of Lyric Arts, while at the same time enjoying some of the theater’s high quality entertainment. Managing Artistic Director, Laura Tahja Johnson commented, “I am amazed by Lyric Arts tremendous growth and how, almost 20 years later, Lyric Arts continues to grow. That growth is due, in no small part, to the astounding support we receive from this generous community.”
The fundraiser helps to support the many programs Lyric Arts offers to the community throughout the year. In addition to a full season of stage performances, Lyric Arts offers productions just for children, educational outreach programs, year-round theater education workshops, and intimate live music events as part of their “Music in the ‘Burbs” Concert Series. This year’s motto throughout the theater is ‘keep up the good work,’ as Lyric Arts strives to keep expanding and pushing their limits as an organization, bringing bigger and better shows to the stage in the same high quality fashion that their audiences have come to expect.
Tickets to Lyric Arts’ only fundraiser of the year include bottomless beverages, delicious hors d’oeuvres and appetizers from a variety of local vendors, and scrumptious desserts. Each year, the silent auction is packed with gift baskets and other items donated by local businesses, area performing arts organizations, and other Lyric Arts’ supporters. Some auction items sure to get bidding attention include wine baskets, artwork, fine jewelry, and weekend getaways.
Doors open for the 15th Annual Cabaret Fundraiser at 6:00pm on May 9th and 10th, giving guests time to peruse the silent auction, play games, and enjoy the festivities. At 7:30pm, the curtains open on the stage. Tickets for this one-of-a-kind experience start at $50, or $60 for Box Seats and Table Seating. For complete ticket pricing information call the Box Office at 763-422-1838 or visit the Cabaret web page.