VTC Cabaret Set to Host "Christmas at the Cabaret"
Downtown Clarksburg will be filled with eclectic seasonal entertainment when the Vintage Theatre Company, LLC presents their “Christmas at the Cabaret” series this Holiday Season.
Founding Producer and Artistic Director Jason A. Young cordially invites audiences to enjoy eight holiday themed entertainment events taking place during the four weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas at the VTC Cabaret inside the Urchak Theatre at the Progressive Women Association’s Uptown Event Center in Downtown Clarksburg, West Virginia.
The Series kicks-off on Friday, November 29, 2013 at 8p with BLACK FRIDAY FUNNIES, a no holds bar evening of Stand-Up Comedy.
Hosted by Christian Cox, VTC has assembled some of the area's best comedians, including Steve Goff, Brian Ornduff, Justin Powers, Noah Basden, and Allen Beavers, who will start your holiday season off laughing.
“There is so much stress that surrounds the holidays,” said Young.” “So, on the evening after Thanksgiving, once all the family time and fervent bargain shopping is complete, we want to give folks the opportunity to laugh their stress away.”
Tickets for BLACK FRIDAY FUNNIES are $7 and the event is intended for Mature Audiences.
On Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 7p Ballroom Dancing will again take center stage when VTC presents BALLROOM BLITZ: JINGLE BELL ROCK.
This rug cutting evening will feature dance instruction, social dancing, and showcases by some of the areas best ballroom dance talent. Dance Instruction is at 7p. Social Dancing begins at 8p. Showcases will be presented throughout the evening. Dessert and Drinks will be available.
“We have been having great success with our Ballroom Blitz events,” said Young. “And with a theme like "Jingle Bell Rock" you can rest assured that the Cabaret will be filled with Holiday music you can Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango, Cha Cha, Rumba, and Swing to all night long.”
Tickets for BALLROOM BLITZ: JINGLE BELL ROCK are $15 for singles and $25 for Couples. Reservations are required, and if you don't have a partner, don't worry; instructors and showcase dancers will be on-hand all night to dance with everyone.
To round out the opening weekend of events, the focus will shift to the VTC Academy on Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 2p with the VTC ACADEMY SHOWCASE.
This free event will feature students from the VTC Academy Voice Studio who will present material they have been working on for the past few months.
“We are very proud of the work our students do at the VTC Academy,” said Young. “This will be a very informal time where the kids can share some of the work they have been creating.”
The second weekend of the “Christmas at the Cabaret” series features the VTC Cabaret’s in-house comedy troupe, and hugely popular regional entertainers, The Fearless Fools, in an event they have dubbed THE FEARLESS FOOLS: SPECIAL EDITION on Friday, December 6, 2013 and Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 8p.
“This is the two-night comedy event that every Fool Fanatic has been waiting for,” said Young. “After taking a month off the Fearless Fools are back with the debut of their very own original sketch comedy.”
With sketches from Steve Goff, Christian Cox, Steve McElroy, Craig Snider, and Jason A. Young and performances by the sketch authors as well as Liz Rossi, Jordan McCutcheon, Deb Sambol, and Dan Hawkins, The Fools are confident that THE FEARLESS FOOLS: SPECIAL EDITION is the next step in their comedy conquest of the universe.
“Don't worry, their unique blend of short form and long form improv will make an appearance,” said Young. “But we wanted to take this opportunity to present a new side of the Fools.”
Tickets for THE FEARLESS FOOLS: SPECIAL EDITION are $10 and the event is intended for Mature Audiences.
The third weekend of the series is anchored by a concert from THE MOUNTAINEER BARBERSHOP CHORUS on Friday, December 13, 2013 at 7:30p.
Hailing from Morgantown, West Virginia and coming to the VTC Cabaret for this one night only event, the Moutainaires Barbershop Chorus brings with them versions of beloved holiday tunes rich with beautiful barbershop harmony.
“This is the event I am most excited about,” said Young. “The Mounatinaires are one of the most unique, fun, and entertaining singing groups in the state. This show will be great fun for the whole family.”
Tickets for MOUNTAINAIRES BARBERSHOP CHORUS concert are $10 and tickets are already moving quickly according to the VTC Box Office.
The final weekend of the “Christmas at the Cabaret” series brings a new twist to VTC’s popular Broadway by Request, as the company’s talent vocal ensemble brings out the holiday songbook for CAROLS BY REQUEST.
Vintage Theatre brings together some of the best vocalists in the area to provide a vibrant and unique evening of Christmas Carols and Holiday songs from yesterday and today. In a casual cabaret atmosphere, the audience will choose the songs they would like to hear performed while they enjoy complimentary drinks and desserts.
“It’s the same concept as Broadway by Request,” said Young. “We provide great singers and a songbook of holiday classics, and the audience controls the evening by picking which song they would like to hear and when.”
Tickets for CAROLS BY REQUEST are $7.
Reservations are strongly suggested for for all of the VTC Cabaret’s Christmas at the Cabaret Events and can be made by calling 1-855-VTC-8588 or emailing VintageTheatreCo@gmail.com
“We still aren’t finished adding events,” said Young. “We are looking to add an afternoon tea for kids featuring Santa and Mrs. Claus and maybe a ‘Comedy for a Cause ‘ fundraiser for a local charity towards the end of the month, but we are super excited for what is already on the books. It is going to be a great holiday season!”
by Connect-Bridgeport Staff on November 26, 2013 EST