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Cast devastated on cabaret being cancelled

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Crew of fundraising cabaret eXpect the uneXpected 2.0 are gutted that all three, stage shows from August 13-15 at the Harlequin theatre are cancelled. Photo supplied

Covid-19 has had a major impact on Harlequin Musical Theatre shows for a second time. The cast is gutted as the Thursday and Friday shows have been postponed at the nth hour.

The fundraising cabaret eXpect the uneXpected 2.0 was ready to hit the stage on Thursday, August 13-15 with three shows scheduled and tickets selling well. Ironically, the unexpected happened

“Our April season of Annie has already been postponed until November.

“As a 100 per cent run volunteer organisation we are not eligible for any financial assistance initiatives, we rely on our shows for income,” says Dale Smith, president of Harlequin Musical Theatre.

The cast worked incredibly hard to put up the cabaret which got cancelled due to Level 3 lockdown. Photo supplied

“Funds raised from our cabaret eXpect the uneXpected 2.0 would ensure this hub of musical theatre excellence can continue to provide entertainment in the eastern suburbs.

“The cast are devastated they can’t perform this weekend after such incredible dedication and hard work in a short space of time.”

She says they are hopeful they can reschedule “and bring this unique cabaret to our audiences to raise much-needed funds for the theatre”.

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