More than 130 people got a behind-the-scenes look at UW-Green Bay’s Cabaret April 20, attending the Backstage Pass event that followed the show’s opening night at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts.
Attendees got the chance to rub elbows with the cast, crew and directorial team of the groundbreaking musical while enjoying live singing performances, a variety of German desserts and a selection of beverages. Cabaret director and Theatre Prof. Laura Riddle, UW-Green Bay Chancellor Thomas K. Harden and Theatre booster Anita Resch addressed the standing-room-only crowd in the Weidner Center’s Fort Howard Hall, praising the efforts of the UW-Green Bay Theatre and Music personnel who made the show a reality. A special “page to stage” documentary traced the production process from inception to execution, detailing the challenges and opportunities the large-scale show presented.
A collaborative effort of UW-Green Bay Theatre and Music more than a year in the making, Cabaret was Theatre’s first Weidner Center mainstage show in more than a decade. More than 100 individuals worked tirelessly to make the production a success, including UW-Green Bay students, faculty, staff and alumni. Nearly 2,000 people saw Cabaret during its two-night run.
Prevea Health and Green Bay Packaging were major sponsors for the Backstage Pass event.