The Polymnia Choral Society will begin its 2016–2017 season with its Third Cabaret evening on Saturday, October 22, 2016. There will be two Cabaret performances, at 5:00 and 8:00 p.m., at the Temple Beth Shalom at 21 E. Foster St., Melrose.
The Cabaret has proved in recent years to be a very successful, fun-filled show. As a season-opener for the Polymnia Choral Society, the Cabaret is a fundraiser that underwrites various expenses for the community chorus, now in its 63rd season, and provides Polymnia a way to say “thank you” to its generous supporters. In a venue less formal and more intimate than a concert hall, the Cabaret offers Polymnians and their supporters an opportunity to share music and merrymaking for an evening of talent and fun.
Several Polymnia members will be in the spotlight for the production, including Melrose citizens and members from the surrounding communities of Wakefield, Saugus, Malden, Reading, and Stoneham, including Brendan Carroll, Joanne Colella Boag, Marcy Holbrook, Jenny Donovan, Kristyn Brophy, Katrina Faulstich, Steve Francis, Michael Margolis, Jessica McGuire; Spotlight on High School Talent winners Gerard Fresca, Maria Tramontozzi, and Grace Thompson; and Polymnia’s own Musical Director, Murray Kidd. Musical numbers include songs of Gershwin, Stephen Sondheim, Phil Coulter, Leonard Bernstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber, among others.
The evening will include raffles, a silent auction, snacks, and a cash bar.
Cabaret tickets are $25 ($15 for students) and are available online at www.polymnia.org or at Miter Biter Frame Company, 479 Main Street, Melrose.
Polymnia Choral Society is a not-for-profit organization supported in part by grants from the Melrose Messina Fund for the Arts; the Melrose Cooperative Bank; the Melrose Rotary Club; and the Wakefield and Melrose Cultural Councils, which are funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council; and several private benefactors and sponsors.