Tonawanda News


March 21, 2013

NTHS partying like it's 1999

North Tonawanda High School presents 18th annual Cabaret event with 90s theme


Tonawanda News — Past Cabaret themes have ranged from other eras (including the 1950s, the 1980s) to genres (country music, disco), artists (the Beatles, Michael Jackson) and other types of music (”No Business Like Show Business,” “Hurray for Hollywood,” “Salute to Disney”).

The 1990s-themed show will feature songs including “I Will Remember You,” the Spice Girls’ “Wannabe,” “Titanic’s” iconic ballad “My Heart Will Go On,” “All Star,” Disney’s “A Whole New World” and dip into country with “Any Man of Mine.” During a recent practice by the Jacks & Jills chorus, students rehearsed steps and movements to Madonna’s “Vogue” and Ricky Martin’s “Living La Vida Loca” numbers.

Heidi Matheis, a senior, said she has taken part in Cabaret all four years of her high school career.

“I love it. ... It might be stressful in the beginning, but in the end it turns out really well,” she said. “I think it will be popular. A lot of the high schoolers were born in the ‘90s, and a lot of their parents will remember being with their kids in the ‘90s. 

“A lot of people will enjoy it, going back in time.”

Several students said the process for preparing for the event brings the chorale students closer together, comparing the group to a family.

“It brings people out of their shell,” said senior Miranda Cirrito. “A shy person, you’re not going to be able to tell they’re shy when they’re up on the Cabaret stage.”

Vedric Booker, a senior, said that the process is part of the fun.

“Getting to Cabaret is more fun than Cabaret itself,” he said. “Caberet is a lot of fun, but getting to Cabaret ... we all have a great time.”

IF YOU GO • WHAT: North Tonawanda High School Choral Program presents the 18th annual Cabaret, "The 90s Are All That" • WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday • WHERE: North Tonawanda High School, 405 Meadow Drive • MORE INFORMATION: The even is reserved seating only; patrons sit at round tables of 10. Soft drinks, coffee, tea and small pastries will be served. Tickets are $8 for the evening performances and $6 for the matinee performance. The Parent Alumni Team is also sponsoring a theme basket raffle. • FOR TICKETS: Call 807-3644.

Text Only
Featured Ads
Seasonal Content
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Front page
NDN Video
Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive In Case of Fire, Oxygen Masks for Pets Mobile App Gives Tour of Battle of Atlanta Sites Anti-violence Advocate Killed, but Not Silenced. Dempsey: Putin May Light Fire and Lose Control Arizona Prison Chief: Execution Wasn't Botched Calif. Police Investigate Peacock Shooting Death Raw: Protesters, Soldiers Clash in West Bank Police: Doctor Who Shot Gunman 'Saved Lives' 'Modern Family' Star on Gay Athletes Coming Out MN Twins Debut Beer Vending Machine DA: Pa. Doctor Fired Back at Hospital Gunman Raw: Iowa Police Dash Cam Shows Wild Chase Obama Seeks Limits on US Company Mergers Abroad Large Family to Share NJ Lottery Winnings U.S. Flights to Israel Resume After Ban Lifted Official: Air Algerie Flight 'probably Crashed' TSA Administrator on Politics and Flight Bans Raw: National Guard Helps Battle WA Wildfires