Thunder Bay Theatre invites public to Late Night Cabaret

Thunder Bay Theatre will host a Late Night Cabaret event Friday, following its performance of “Footloose.”

At the conclusion of the show, core company members, along with some community performers, will make their way to the John A. Lau Saloon’s Antler Room, where they will perform favorite songs from other shows.

“Footloose” begins at 7:30 p.m. and runs about two and a half hours in length. The public is invited to come to the John A. Saloon afterward and enjoy the cabaret-like atmosphere, with TBT Artistic Director Jeffrey Mindock serving as emcee.

The cost is $8 for Late Night Cabaret tickets purchased in advance or $10 at the door. Food and beverages will be available at the restaurant for purchase.

“It’s a really nice event for the community to share a drink and some appetizers with the core company and get to know them on a more personal level,” Mindock said. “It’s a way to reach out to more people.”

Songs will be sung from such shows as “Porgie and Bess,” “The Book of Mormon” and “The Music Man.”

“We have these wonderful performers in town for 10 to 12 weeks, and this is just an opporutnity to get to know them better,” Mindock said. “It will be a cool night.”

Mindock also has a special event planned following Thursday’s performance of “Footloose.” Audience members that night will be invited to stay in the theatre after the show and participate in a “Talkback.”

Participants will get a chance to ask core company members about various aspects of the theatre such as casting, rehearsals or the production process.

For more information about either event, call 354-2267.