Columbia Cabaret Singers Host Benefit Show

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COLUMBIA - The Columbia Cabaret Singers held a Spring Festival show at the Missouri Theater to benefit The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri and Personal Energy Transportation (PET) MO-Columbia.

It was first year for the benefit.

Act I was "Genie in the Radio," a magical radio that holds six wishes. Each person on stage wished for an entertainer who appeared on stage to sing a song. 

Act II was "Mademoiselle Fifi's Cabaret," which featured show tunes that viewers could sing-a-long with.

Writer Joe Fedl said he wanted to use melodies that people are familiar with like "Annie Get Your Gun" from Chicago and "Sweet Home Chicago" from The Blues Brothers.

Fedl said it was important to help both charities because there are many people who need food and scooters. 

All proceeds from ticket sales went directly to the food bank and PET MO-Columbia.