From tap-dance to opera, magic tricks to comedy, the last Red Deer Cabaret of the season covers all the variety show bases.
Rosco the Clown will perform magic tricks with an adult-comedy twist at the live Las Vegas-style show, held on Friday and Saturday, May 14 and 15, at the Scott Block in downtown Red Deer.
Edmonton comedian Tim Kubasek will do some “nervous-energy stand-up,” while Red Deer chanteusse, Mandy McKee (who was supposed to perform at the last cabaret but had to bail because of illness) is set to sing rousing opera and lounge songs.
As well, the local brother-sister duo of Chadd and Tevra Plamondon, who were finalists in various talent shows, will show off some of their spiffy tap-dance steps.
“We wanted to have a lot of variety, to have a little bit of everything this month,” said Shawn Watson, one of the co-founders of TGR Entertainment, which puts on the cabaret.
“It’s our last show before the summer, so we wanted to have lots of really cool, different acts.”
In addition to the guest stars, host Chris Cook will perform with the lovely and talented Cabarettes, who will drop their serving trays and take to the stage for a lively dance number.
And the house band, Slim and the Criminals, will be back with more live music. This month, the band will feature guest keyboardist Morgan McKee.
There are two shows a night and a cash bar at the venue at 4818 50th Ave.
For the early show, doors open at 6 p.m., the band starts at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. For the late show, doors open at 9:30 p.m., the band starts at 10 p.m. and the show starts at 10:30 p.m.
Advance tickets are $22 ($20 students) or $80 for a table for four. They can be ordered online at www.tgr-entertainment.com or from Sunworks on Ross Street. (Student ticket prices are available at Sunworks or at the door only, and valid student ID is required.) Tickets are the door are $25 ($22 for students).