Freshman Cabaret’s dynamic vocal and instrumental performances along with witty skits made it an enjoyable addition to the yearly tradition. The show played Dec. 12, 13, 14 in the Little Theatre and gave freshmen a chance to try out high school theater for the first time.
Directed by sophomores Jacy Alpert, Abby Lee, Luke Moskowitz, Arthur Motoyama, Bailey MacNeal, and Edie Pike, Freshman Cabaret is an all-inclusive production for freshmen run primarily by students.
“It was definitely enjoyable, the directors made everything a lot easier, dance steps were simple and it was just really fun overall,” said freshman Anthony Le, a member of the cast.
The cast’s performance of Let It Be stood out as an all-around memorable part of Act I. The loveable song was complemented by tight instrumentals which played into the success of all five vocal performances. A brilliant, distorted guitar solo in the middle of the tune raised the energy levels in the crowd and gave the song more adrenaline overall.
The last performance of the show was also extremely well executed. Singers and dancers alike did their part as the song I Lived by OneRepublic rang out in the background.
A tribute to the hard work put in by each cast member, the encore was a heartwarming moment where the full cast ended the way they began the show, by waving their hands in unison and clapping to the beat of the song.
“You really have to think about all those different kinds of people that are out there. Different personalities, ethnicities, and gender identities, so you have to think about that and be like, ‘Hey! Everybody’s here and we’ll all be together, we’ll all be friends,’” said Le.
Pizza Party, a skit about a group of friends who could not decide on what pizza they wanted to order, was particularly funny. The acting was almost flawless and the strengths in the script contributed to the lively and goofy acting.
Perhaps the most hilarious part of Freshman Cabaret was the boys’ dance. The heavily choreographed performance featured a group of eight boys, all of whom danced with swagger throughout.
When the boys broke into Fortnite dances in the middle of the act, the crowd was left hooting for the next few minutes.
Dance director Jacy Alpert said, “The best thing about this year’s cast was how many people didn’t know each other and watching the bonds form not only between cast members but with us.”
Overall, Freshman Cabaret was a great opportunity for freshmen interested in theater to get involved.
“It’s all a very fun and welcoming environment,” said cast member Hunter Young, “Everyone is there to learn, and have fun.”