Three cabaret nights are to be held to help musical-lovers in Korea support good causes.
The events have been organized by the Seoul Players in the expat theater group’s biggest outreach initiative to date.
The English-language fundraisers are to feature numbers from hit musicals including “Rent,” “Wicked,” “Into the Woods” as well as many more Broadway favorites. All songs will have a connection to the theme of community to reflect the charitable flavor of the entertainment.
Each night, 50 percent of the proceeds from the performances will benefit a different charitable organization. Half of ticket sales from the first show shall be donated to Habitat for Humanity ― a nonprofit, Christian housing organization which works with people in need to help them build decent, affordable housing. The second night will raise funds for Korean comfort women’s support and awareness center, The House of Sharing. The final show will benefit Doctors Without Borders’ relief efforts in Japan following the country’s recent devastating earthquake and tsunami.
The production directed by Jason Stone and Ben Olthafer is titled:
“You are Not Alone: Cabaret for Good.” The choreographer is Kate Saretsky.
The shows are to be staged on three consecutive Saturdays; May 28, June 4 and June 11. All performances will be held from 8 p.m. at Club After in Seoul, a sort walk from Itaewon Station Exit 3.
Tickets are 15,000 won, payable on the night, but reservations can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, date of show and the number of tickets required. Go to www.seoulplayers.com for more information.
By Kirsty Taylor (email@example.com