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Published on February 12, 2018 8:11PM

Have glimmers of spring-like weather got you feeling giddy, light-headed or even a little — foolish?

If so, the silly souls behind this year’s Fools’ Day Cabaret want to hear from you.

Once again, the Lincoln City Cultural Center is partnering with Oregon Coast TODAY to throw down the gauntlet to amateurs everywhere, challenging them to take part in a smorgasbord of songs, dances, tricks, jokes, skits and music.

Anyone interested in being part of the show is invited to drop by the cultural center at 540 NE Hwy. 101, for an open call with director Phyllis Thompson at 10 am on Saturday, Feb. 24.

The performance, which will grace the stage smack dab in the middle of the cultural center’s Festival of Illusions, will help raise funds for the Lincoln City Warming Shelter — because homelessness is no joke. Located in Taft, the warming shelter opens its doors when temperatures drop below 40 degrees to offer a safe place for homeless people to sleep, eat and get access to support services.

“Last year’s inaugural Fool’s Day Cabaret was so much fun that we can’t wait to get back on stage,” said Oregon Coast TODAY Publisher Patrick Alexander, who emceed last year’s event. “If people are willing to trust me with a microphone, it proves that this event is truly open to anyone. Come along to the Saturday, Feb. 24, open call and show us what you’ve got.”

The Fools’ Day Cabaret will take place on Saturday, March 31, starting at 7 pm in the auditorium of the cultural center, 540 NE Hwy. 101.

Tickets are $20 apiece, which includes a delicious dessert of raspberry fool. Beer and wine will also be available to buy.

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