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Cabaret Evening

Students recently treated guests to a ‘dinner and show’ evening for the first time.

Staff, students, parents and members of the public were welcomed to ‘The Restaurant’ at Watford campus for some exquisite pre-theatre dining ahead of a performance in ‘The Theatre’, on Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

Tickets were just £10 and as well as their seat for the musical-cabaret-themed show entitled guests to their pick of the sophisticated three course menu, themed around the evening’s entertainment.

The show formed part of an assessment for final year Performing Arts BTEC students, with a huge array of songs from a variety of well-known musicals forming the impressive two and half hour show.

Each student took their turn in the spotlight, singing solo and as part of the supporting cast, kicking the evening off with songs from ‘We Will Rock You’.

The solos came thick and fast and took in highlights from the West End, including numbers from Wicked, Chicago and more.

The evening was given a touch of glamour with a fifteen minute interval to serve drinks and canapés, once again courtesy students form the College’s Food Academy.

The finale consisted of six songs, performed back to back, from Les Miserables. The perfect opportunity for students to bring the house down as a powerful vocal ensemble.

Roger Parker, Head of School for Performance, Music and Media said: “It was a wonderful evening, with the students in the Restaurant and the Theatre showing great skill and professionalism from start to finish. I look forward to doing it all again with our summer performances.”

Anyone wishing to take a closer look at The Restaurant or The Theatre should visit the College’s Watford campus open event on Saturday 7 March. News of upcoming events can be found at westherts.ac.uk 

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