The new Cabaret Sooke group stretching out those dancing legs in style at the Knox  Presbyterian Church in preparation for October’s month-end show

The new Cabaret Sooke group stretching out those dancing legs in style at the Knox Presbyterian Church in preparation for October’s month-end show

Live cabaret coming to community hall

Two new sexy and fun-filled shows are in the works by the folks at Cabaret Sooke.

With all the rain and shorter daylight hours, fall season may feel like a bit of a downer for some, but needn’t worry, there’s a cure —  it comes in the form of a cabaret show and a Halloween costume party… right here in Sooke.

Put on by Cabaret Sooke in partnership with the Sooke Harbour Players, the show, called Sticky Mess (go ahead, have a chuckle) will be a mix between a club cabaret, dance and costume party, combined with burlesque humour, dancers, quality vocalists, as well as acrobatic pole and circus artists. All of which takes place at the Sooke Community Hall towards the end of October (either 23 or 24, exact date is yet to be determined).

“What’s not to like?” chuckled Jill Sweetin, the same mastermind behind last spring’s cabaret show at the Hall, which, in spirit, paid tribute to the splendour and pantomime of Al Capone’s parties back in the prohibition days.

To remind us that we’re not partying in the 1920’s though, two local DJs; Philippe Prez and Lilith Chamleon are expected to blow the roof off for this year’s show, along many other vocalists and music artists.

Sweetin said the audience will be immersed “in a bygone era of cabaret amidst a soundscape of the best modern bass music.”

Having worked with many of the returning faces for this year’s upcoming shows, she feels pretty confident the group will pull off a great performance.

“All these people are incredibly talented, they just bounce off each other. We share skills, so we’re always learning,” Sweetin said.

Sweetin spent years working professionally in Montreal and Europe as a performer, director, writer, and designer with companies like Cirque du Soleil, Just for Laughs, Circus Space UK, and Slava Polunin to alternative theatre and cabaret. Her goal is to create the ultimate nightlife experience here in Sooke.

Among the performers for October’s show will be the Roller Derby girls, along with a display by the Edward Milne Community School cheerleading squad.

And it won’t be the last cabaret show this year, either. Sweetin says the a New Year’s Eve event is also in the works, though an official date isn’t confirmed yet.

Show dates in October will be confirmed Sept. 8 with the Community Hall and tickets for Sticky Mess will go on sale Sept. 15 at The Stick in the Mud and Shoppers Drug Mart.

Don’t think you can only be part of the audience, either. Cabaret Sooke is always looking for new artists, musicians, production crew, backstage help, and volunteers. Next two Wednesdays, Sept. 9 and Sept. 16, the group will practice at the Knox Presbyterian Church, and then the Sooke Community Hall beyond that.

To get in touch with the club staff, visit the Cabaret Sooke Facebook page.

news@sookenewsmirror.com

 

Just Posted

This dilapidated single-family dwelling at 6735 Eustace Rd. in Sooke will soon be replaced by a two-storey building featuring commercial and residential units. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
Small Eustace Road development gets green light

Development includes retail and housing units

Colin Davidson won $100K on a Set for Life scratch ticket in Sooke. (BCLC photo)
Sooke man does ‘happy dance’ after scratching a $100,000 Set for Life win

Colin Davidson plans to renovate his home and invest in his daughter’s education

Victoria Police Department vehicles outside the headquarters building. VicPD (Black Press Media file photo)
Gorge Waterway’s muddy bank swamps man’s attempt to flee Victoria police

A wanted man got stuck in the Gorge Waterway while fleeing police on June 15

Flowers and candles were laid on the driveway of the Weber home, where Kerri Weber was found dead in November 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)
Langford man to stand trial for death of his wife last November

Ken Weber is charged with second-degree murder of his wife, Kerri Weber

O.K. Industries is building a quarry next to Capital Regional District land, as shown in this map from the rezoning applicaiton. (Photo courtesy District of Highlands)
Millstream Quarry wins again in court against Highlands community’s appeal

Judges rule province not obligated to investigate climate change before issuing permit

Maxwell Johnson is seen in Bella Bella, B.C., in an undated photo. The Indigenous man from British Columbia has filed complaints with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal and the Canadian Human Rights Commission after he and his granddaughter were handcuffed when they tried to open a bank account. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Heiltsuk Nation, Damien Gillis, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
VIDEO: Chiefs join human rights case of Indigenous man handcuffed by police in B.C. bank

Maxwell Johnson said he wants change, not just words, from Vancouver police

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says re-opening B.C.’s border to the U.S. ‘is not in our best interest’ right now. (B.C. Government photo)
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry (B.C. Government photo)
B.C. records 113 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, four deaths

Vaccination of young people rising quickly, near 75 per cent

Marine biologist Rick Harbo pulls a lid from the Ladysmith harbour, which he uses to monitor the presence of native and non-native species in the Ladysmith harbour. (Cole Schisler photo)
Unidentified sponge may be the latest marine species invading Island harbour

Marine biologist finding dozens of alien species in warm-water Ladysmith Harbour, none threatening

Anyone with information on any of these individuals is asked to call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit the website victoriacrimestoppers.ca for more information.
Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of June 15

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Island Health is bringing a vaccination clinic to Lake Cowichan starting June 23. (Submitted)
Island Health opening COVID-19 vaccine clinic to boost lagging Cowichan Lake numbers

Cowichan Valley West the only Island area under 60 per cent in adult first dose totals

For more than a year, Rene Doyharcabal and a small group of neighbours in Langley’s Brookswood neighbourhood have been going out every evening to show support for first responders by honking horns and banging pots and drums. Now, a neighbour has filed a noise complaint. (Langley Advance Times file)
Noise complaint filed against nightly show of support for health care workers in B.C. city

Langley Township contacted group to advise of complaint, but no immediate action is expected

A nurse prepares a shot of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Yukon Convention Centre in Whitehorse on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mike Thomas
Vancouver couple pleads guilty to breaking Yukon COVID rules, travelling for vaccine

Chief Judge Michael Cozens agreed with a joint sentencing submission,

An inmate in solitary confinement given lunch on Tuesday, May 10, 2016. THE CANADIAN/Lars Hagberg
22-hour cap on solitary confinement for youth in custody still too long: B.C. lawyer

Jennifer Metcalfe was horrified to hear a youth had spent a total of 78 straight days in isolation

The discovery of a missing woman’s body in Nanaimo earlier this month is now being treated as homicide, say Nanaimo RCMP. (File photo)
Discovery of woman’s body in downtown Nanaimo now being investigated as a homicide

Amy Watts was found dead near Albert Street and Victoria Crescent on June 3

Most Read