Variety is the spice of life or so the saying goes. This was a theory proven correct over the weekend by the Princeton Performing Performing Arts. Riverside Theatre housed full tables of supporters at the fundraising show held Saturday evening.
“Just Desserts” was an event chalk full of talent. From singing to comedy, they had a taste of more than just sweets. There were some skits, some readings, some laughs and some surprises. Patty Anne Peal, Josh Herzog, Dave Milner, Rhianfa Riel, Derek Hodgson, Esther and George Donovan, Monica Kleyn and Miranda Mezzatesta made up the talented adults. While Thyme Callihoo, Colton Callihoo, Kate Bartlett, Dayton Wales and Hillary Riel made up the younger end of the Princeton Performing Arts group. The youth theatre gang did a reading called Dr. Evil. Thyme Calihoo had everyone giggling every time she cackled off her evil laugh and Dayton, Colton and Kate managed to keep straight faces as they read through.
Along with the fun performances, came plates of sweets and coffee, tea and other refreshments which kept the audience fortified. There was also an auction for a table full of desserts to die for. Strawberry cheese cake, oreo cake, black forest cake and more. Many of the guests left at the end with a plate full of something yummy.
All proceeds from the evening out went to the Performing Arts group. “The evening went very very well,” said performer and performing arts member Derek Hodgson. “We thank the people who showed up and hope they enjoyed the performances and their desserts…cakes and all. We hope the waistlines of Princeton don’t increase too much as a result.”
From comedic performances to a truly hilarious final skit there is really only one big question that remains. What are the ingredients to that volcano cake? And if they are secret, whose making them and where or when can people get one?