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Talent to rally at the Anti Student Loans Cabaret

Sam Balzac during his performance in Spelling Bee at the Depot Theater.

Sam Balzac during his performance in Spelling Bee at the Depot Theater.

— For one night only, local actor Sam Balzac will showcase his performing talents at the Depot Theatre stage in his performance of “Anti Student Loan Cabaret!”

The show will take place on Aug. 15 at the Depot Theatre.

The performance will be hosted as part of the Depot’s Tonight Only Series, which is a series “out-of-the-ordinary,” performances on select Tuesday or Wednesday nights.

Balzac has been an artistic presence at the Depot since he was five years old, according to Artistic Director at the Depot, Shami McCormick.

The show will feature Balzac’s many talents including Opera singing, dancing, Jazz-style music performed on his trumpet and thesbian performances. The show will be a collection of different scenes which highlight Balzac’s artistic abilities.

“The underlying theme is college, and me, and what I do best through different performances,” Balzac said.

He said the show will essentially be a one-man show with guests who have played an essential role in his theater training. Featured guest artists as raconteur George Davis, George and Liz Cordes of High Peaks Opera, jazz musicians Bill Stokes and Karen Rappaport, and fellow Keene Central thespian Peter Craig.

Balzac, who is heading into his senior year at KCS, hopes to begin a career in musical theater by studying the craft at one of several colleges in the fall of 2013.

Tickets to this are $15. Balzac said the show is basically a fundraiser to help him save for college education.

“I’m hopeful people who have embarked on student loans in one way or another through paying them off or paying their child’s loans or who have just taken the loans out can appreciate that stage of life,” McCormick said.

Those interested in attending are asked to reserve a seat ahead of time because seating is limited. To reserve your seats call The Depot box office at 962-4449. For more information on the show, call 946-8323.

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