Preview: Cabaret Troupe depicts teenage struggles through modern music

Preview: Cabaret Troupe depicts teenage struggles through modern music

The Newtonite

17aby Rose Bostwick
Cabaret Troupe’s “Seventeen” explores the classic, relatable theme of transitioning into adulthood. Directed by senior Jonathan Gomolka and junior Elise Hausman, Cabaret Troupe will run Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium.
Cabaret Troupe, an annual production in which students sing contemporary musical songs from the past decade, includes a balance of comedic and dramatic numbers.
The performance describes life at seventeen: “all of the ups and downs, funny awkward moments, and the hardships” that all high schoolers face, according to Gomolka.
Freshman Jonathan Champion, a member of Cabaret Troupe, said that the audience will enjoy seeing how “the individual songs weave together” into a compelling and cohesive story.
According to Gomolka, who also directed the show last year, the process of producing the show went extremely smoothly. “Seeing the growth of certain cast members was incredible to watch,” he said. Actors perform vibrantly with “outstanding power and conviction” and are “a rewarding joy to see.”
Sung by senior Julia Techler, “Enjoy the Trip” from “Bring it On: The Musical” is one of Gomolka’s favorite pieces in the show. According to Gomolka, the song “sums up the message” of the show by advising teenagers to live in the moment and enjoy their youth before they grow up.
“I am most looking forward to seeing what the audience thinks of all of our hard work,” said Gomolka. “I’m excited about seeing the show truly come to life.”
Tickets are sold during all lunches and online for $7.