The UNC Pauper Players are hosting a cabaret celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community at the PIT Chapel Hill on Saturday from 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Anybody is invited to sign up and perform songs that celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. Students are encouraged to sign up in advance but can also drop in on the night to perform if time allows. Performers can sign up for solos, duets or group numbers.
The event is being organized in collaboration with Warner Music U in support of artist Ben Platt’s new music. Throughout the night, attendees will have the chance to win a $50 gift card from a Ben Platt-themed challenge and can be featured on the #warnermusicU tag if they sing a Ben Platt song.
The Pauper Players are no strangers to hosting cabarets. Executive Director of Production Will Leitch believes they are a great way to discover new talent to bring to the organization.
“It’s a way to keep getting people involved … It should be fun.” Leitch said.
The theme of the cabaret, chosen by Pauper Players’ Social Coordinator Hunter Cates, is intended to provide members of the LGBTQ+ community with a safe place to come together and celebrate artists they love.