Mosaic of Cultures: Lawrence University Hosts 13th Annual International Cabaret

APPLETON, WIS. — For the first time in its history, members of Lawrence International will stage two performances of its annual cabaret show celebrating music, dance and cuisine from around the world.

“Mosaic of Cultures,” the theme for this year’s event, will be performed Saturday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m. with an encore performance Sunday, April 13 at 3 p.m. Both will be staged in Stansbury Theatre, 420 E. College Ave., Appleton. Following Sunday’s performance, a dinner featuring native dishes from Africa and the sub-continent will be served in Lucinda’s in Colman Hall.

Tickets, at $10 for the performance and $15 for the performance and dinner, are available through the Lawrence Box Office, 920-832-6749. Children six and under are free.

“The cabaret is a wonderful opportunity for our international students to share a piece of their native culture with the Lawrence and Fox Valley communities. They always perform with great passion and enthusiasm,” said Tim Schmidt, coordinator of international student services.

More than 80 students from nearly 50 countries will entertain with a variety of performances. Cabaret favorites such as traditional African dances, the Dominican Republic’s merengue and the Middle East’s belly dance return. Also scheduled are two violin performances, Chinese singing and dancing, steel pan percussion from Jamaica and a fashion show showcasing traditional dress from around the world.