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.