In conjunction with North Texas Giving Day on September 17, Theatre Frisco will be streaming a live cabaret event from their rehearsal space at 7:30pm on September 17. The presentation can be viewed on the Theatre Frisco website, www.theatrefrisco.com. “Ghost Light Cabaret, A Musical History of Theatre Frisco” will feature songs from the musicals that they have produced since moving into The Black Box Theater at Frisco’s Discovery Center 10 years ago. The reference to “Ghost Light” in the title pays tribute to the solitary safety light left on stage when the stage is dark, also indicating that “we’ll be back”. Theatre Frisco assures their audience that they will indeed be back, hopefully in early 2021. Artistic Director, Neale Whitmore, who created the show, had this to say, “I really wanted to figure out a way to put some entertainment out in front of our audience to let them know we haven’t gone anywhere.”
“Ghost Light Cabaret, A Musical History of Theatre Frisco” stars 6 of DFW’s best singers that have performed at Theatre Frisco; Jacob and Chelsea Catalano, now married after starring together in I Do! I Do!, Rachel Davies and Karen Raehpour both from A Little Night Music, Darret Hart from Evita and Man of La Mancha and Aaron Gallagher from Evita and A Little Night Music. Music Direction will be by Shane Hurst, and percussion will be provided by Randy Linberg. Extreme caution is being taken in producing this event, including a limited number of people being allowed in the space at a time, temperature checks, safe distancing between performer, musicians and crew, a protective shield around the drummer and mask required of everyone except the singer performing. “We want to provide a safe and fun evening of entertainment,” says Whitmore.
Since this is on North Texas Giving Day, donations will be encouraged, but not required. It’s mainly an opportunity to enjoy “live” quality music.