Dec. 2, 2008
The Leo Kucinski Academy of Music at Morningside College will join with local artists to present a “Christmas Cabaret” variety show at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, in Klinger-Neal Theatre, 3700 Peters Ave. Tickets will cost $10 for adults and $5 for students.
“It will be an evening that is sure to put a smile on your face,” said Suzy Turnquist, administrative assistant for the academy and one of the performers. “We have some traditional Christmas songs and then other songs that we take out of their normal context and add humor to make them ‘Christmas-y.’ For instance, we turned three songs into three different views of what it must be like to be Mrs. Claus.”
Along with academy students, faculty and staff, the production also features these talented performers: Brian Mathers, Julie Hlas, Kemi Jones, Erin Nelson, Nick Anderson, Annika Kolbo, Wendy Bryce, Austin Heeney, Ryan Heeney and Michele Grossman.
The Leo Kucinski Academy of Music is a nonprofit organization that offers music lessons to children of all different backgrounds and skill levels. The variety show will be a fundraiser to support need-based scholarships for music lessons.