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Penn State Thespians To Host ‘Mx.’ Charity Cabaret

The Penn State Thespians will perform its annual MasquerAIDS charity cabaret on Sunday, January 21 to raise money for the Centre Country County AIDS Resource. The show, themed “Mx.” to represent the gender-neutral term used in place of Mr. or Mrs., will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Heritage Hall.

After the club chooses the cabaret’s theme in the fall, it puts together a set list of songs and dance numbers for the January performance, which marks the end of the Thespians’ fundraising period for the school year. Last year’s show raised almost $2,000 for the Centre County AIDS Resource Alliance, an organization based in Centre County that raises funds and awareness in the fight against AIDS.

Mx. will include numbers like “A Lovely Night” from La La Land, “La Vie Boheme” from Rent, and “Sincerely, Me” from Dear Evan Hansen. The cabaret is “miscast,” meaning anyone can perform a song or dance regardless of their sex, gender, or sexual orientation.

“The point of the cabaret is to celebrate that we’re all human,” Director Jason Schwartz said in a release. “With this theme in particular, the simple, universal ideas of acceptance and inclusion are promoted as the performers are encouraged to be their best selves.”

Tickets for the show are $4.99. You can visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

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Gabriela Stevenson

Gabriela is a senior majoring in print and digital journalism and Onward State's student life editor. She is from Norristown, PA, which she normally refers to as "30 minutes outside of Philadelphia" (she looked up the exact driving time). She enjoys Broadway musicals, neck pillows, and eating cereal at night. To contact Gabriela, e-mail her at [email protected], or follow her on Twitter @GabiStevenson if you want to feel young again.

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