WPU’s first musical wows the crowd


By Jessy Boling

“CABARET” stormed through Peace this month, leaving many in the audience with jaws dropped.

Peace student Tanesha Watts said she loved the show.

“It was very risque, which I wasn’t used to, but it was really good,” she said. “I loved the history in the show.”

The show’s setting is Germany, as Hitler gains power. It’s a story of an American who travels to there to write a novel, but spends most of his time with members of the Kit Kat Club.

Peace student Sidney Edwards played the lead, “Sally Bowles.”

“Miss Sidney looked like a little Tina Turner on stage,” said student Felicia Hilton. “She sang so beautifully.”

The show also had a live orchestra led by Jay Wright.

Tickets were scooped up fast, and the show played to sold-out crowds on most nights of its two week run.

“I liked [this] production possibly more than I liked the 1988 Broadway production,” said second-year student Amber Swan.

NC State student Matt Carpenter said he could tell the performers had spent lots of time in rehearsal.

“The actors looked unbelievable in the way they flowed from move to move,” he said. “It felt like they were begging me to join them on the stage.”

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