It will soon be time for the chaotic shopping, the overflowing amounts of bows and wrapping paper, and the endless holiday parties. Through the stress, headaches, and gained calories there is a shining beacon of hope happening at the RMTC Cabaret Theatre. A Birmingham tradition, Holiday Spectacular, returns to bring joy and great memories for all on December 6-22. The best of Birmingham professionals join forces with the incredible RMTC Conservatory to offer your favorite holiday tunes and a magical event of entertainment.
RMTC Conservatory and Vestavia Hills High School Senior Sarah Kaye Carpenter will be one of the many talented performers bringing the fun, the laughs, and maybe even the tears. She has been involved with RMTC on-and-off for the past decade and is beginning her fifth and final year in the Conservatory. Theatre and performing haven’t been a hobby, but have been in her blood. “My mother was a musical theatre major and she really inspired me to attend performances. Once I witnessed my first show, I quickly fell in love with it,” recalled Carpenter.
Her time in the Conservatory gave her the opportunity to find her place in the world and build her confidence. Carpenter passionately stated, “I’ve always struggled with anxiety and not quite knowing where I fit in, so it was very stressful for me at times. The love and support I receive from my fellow Conservatory members really helped me overcome those hurdles. My greatest reward by far has been my self-confidence and believing in myself.” That overflowing honey pot of confidence will be applied in the next stage of her life as she hopes to study Music Performance in college. Wherever Sarah Kaye ends up, she will certainly be a valuable asset to that institution.
As a Senior, she will have the bittersweet task of performing in her last Holiday Spectacular as a member of the RMTC Conservatory. Memories have been shared and she truly understands why this is an RMTC tradition. The love of friends and family on stage has made a lasting impact on her. “The stories portrayed in Holiday Spectacular are so special and nothing is close in comparison. The finale is my favorite part of the production. The connection you feel with everyone on stage and the audience is unlike any feeling ever experienced. I hope the audience takes away the sense of love and holiday spirit into their communities,” Carpenter reflected.
Sarah Kaye and RMTC await your presence for the holiday event of the season.
RMTC Cabaret Theatre
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