Thu, Dec 06, 2012 - Page 12 News List

‘Tis the season for cabaret

Back by popular demand, Taipei Players, one of Taiwan’s top English-language theater companies, will perform some “tongue-in-cheek” theater for Christmas, the proceeds from which will go to local charities

By Marcus Aurelius  /  Contributing reporter

Over her four years in Taiwan, Roveda started Taipei Players (with Sarah Fothergill Zittrer, who moved away but will return for A Cabaret Christmas 2), and has acted in and directed various shows, most recently co-producing the oddly named [Title of Show] (美國音樂劇) with Hall. She’s happy with what she’s done, but has her sights set higher. “I’m not very patient or satisfied,” Roveda said. “I love the work we’re doing here; I just want to do more.”

The players

The cast list for A Cabaret Christmas 2 reads like a who’s who of English theater performers in Taiwan including Roveda, Zittrer, and Thompson, as well as Ben Gagnon, Colin Norman, Cat Tsai (蔡佳慈), Charlie Storrar, DC Rapier, Mike Tennant, Carrie Kellenberger, Andy Francis, Ted Pigott, Gary Byrne, Alita Rickards, Kathleen Batchelor, Nicholas Sando, Jesse Lee Helton and Ryan Anthony.

“We basically wanted to bring a little piece of Christmas here. The important thing about the tongue-in-cheek show is that it’s fun and seeing different people’s ideas of the holidays,” Roveda said.

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