Western Canada Theatre has planned performances featuring local talent for International Women’s Day.
The All’Abroad Community Cabaret will showcase singer-songwriters, dancers, musical theatre, comedy, burlesque and a shadow play, all from a mixture of amateur, emerging and established artists from Kamloops.
Performers are still being confirmed by organizers, but so far include Morgan Benedict, Theresa Brooks, Naowarat (Ann) Cheeptham, Dela Coutts, Darlene Fair, Inas Layachi, Lisa McCauley, Bonnie McLean, Robin Nichols, Jennifer Takahashi, Tits ’n’ Anarchy, Jyelle Vogel, Kayly Erno, Emily Whalen and Dawn Bergstrom.
Tracey Power, the playwright behind WCT production Glory and director behind Elf – The Musical, is curating the show’s acts and working in collaboration with WCT artistic director James MacDonald.
The Kamloops YMCA-YWCA’s violence against women intervention and support services program has partnered with WCT and will benefit from the event’s proceeds, which will go toward the Y Women's Emergency Shelter.
“As one of the oldest feminist organizations in Canada we feel that the cabaret has a great fit with YWCA’s heritage,” said Y programs director Jacquie Brand.
Western Canada Theatre is advising the event will contain adult language and themes and partial nudity.
Local comedian and KTW promoter Tara Holmes will host the event on Friday, March 8, at Pavilion Theatre, 1025 Lorne St.
A table of four is $100 and regular tickets are $20 each. They can be booked through the Kamloops Live box office, 1025 Lorne St., 250-374-5483, and online at kamloopslive.ca.
For more information, go online to wctlive.ca.