Darien Arts Center seeks funding for all-female 'Cabaret' through Impact Vine

The Darien Arts Center is seeking funding through The Impact Vine, an initiative founded by the Community Fund of Darien, for its spring production of Cabaret. The Impact Vine is an online giving platform that allows donors to support projects they are passionate about, and local nonprofits to raise funds for socially impactful projects in the community. DAC Stage, the DAC’s community theatre group, in collaboration with The Lipstick Project, is producing the first ever all-female cast of Kander and Ebb’s musical. The show will open on April 27, and run three weekends at the Darien Arts Center’s Weatherstone Studio.

The Darien Arts Center is a unique visual and performing arts school with a community theater program that must rely on fundraising, as tuition and ticket sales do not cover yearly operating expenses. Despite the higher costs involved in producing a musical, the DAC sees the value it will bring to the community. In striving to keep members of the community engaged and entertained, this production of Cabaret will employ six musicians, a sound technician and a choreographer while engaging a cast and crew of over 40 volunteers. Potential audience numbers may reach upwards of 800 people.

Donations will help pay for musical direction, musicians and costuming required for the production. DAC Stage is hoping the Town of Darien will support this initiative and attend the show, and is seeking $3100 in funding.

Cabaret debuted on Broadway in March 1998 and had a successful six-year run. It has had a revival, been made into a movie, and has been played in community theaters all over the country. The DAC’s production of Cabaret will be the first time it has been produced with an all-female cast. The DAC’s partner for this production, The Lipstick Project, is an all-female acting troupe from Darien and surrounding towns.

All supporters investing $150 or more will be given a complimentary ticket to their performance of choice, and will be acknowledged on the DAC website. Donators investing $250 or more will be given two complimentary tickets, and will be acknowledged both on the website and in the show program. Donators investing $500 or more will be given four tickets, will be acknowledged on the website and in the show program, and will be serenaded by a cast member at their VIP prepared table.

To support the Darien Arts Center’s all-female production of Cabaret, please visit, theimpactvine.org. For tickets to the show, go to darienarts.org. The Darien Arts Center is located at 2 Renshaw Road, behind the Darien town Hall. For questions, call 203-655-8683.