Dementa sufferers will benefit from the Whangarei Theatre Company’s latest production.

The Cabaret is on at the Riverbank Theatre from May 18 to June 9 and all proceeds from the May 23 show will go to Alzheimers Society Northland.

Each year funds from one evening performance are given to a chosen charity, says company member Ian Page. Alzheimers Society office manager Jan Miller says the night will raise awareness as well as funds. “We are absolutely delighted and obviously very grateful to Whangarei Theatre Company for their generosity,” she says.

Story courtesy of the Whangarei Leader

The show is set in Berlin in 1930 and focuses on the Kit Kat Klub. Ian says the story is centred around an American author and the people he meets in Berlin, as well as the rise of Hitler and the changes that took place in Germany during this period. “If you look under the superficial fun and dance and song there’s almost a bit of tragedy,” he says.

The 25 cast and 25 crew have been rehearsing the show for here months, with three rehearsals a week. The show has been great for attracting new talent, Ian says, with two leading characters portrayed by new company members and several other new people involved.

Tickets are on sale at Whangarei Suit Hire, on Rust Ave.Show tickets costs $20 or there is a dinner and show option for $40. The Alzheimers Society will sell tickets for the May 23 show for $25, which includes wine and cheese before the show.

Contact the Alzheimers Society on 438 7771 for more information

Published 14/05/2007

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