We’ve already received many great submissions for HOOLIGAN’s first ever Financial Literacy Cabaret, presented by our Development, Finance & Special Events team. We’re excited to showcase everyone’s work while also learning an important life skill! Read more about what staff has in store and get the inside scoop on what’s to come.
Jerell Briggs, the Co-Head of Development, described how the cabaret was inspired: Devo and Finance are the departments in HOOLIGAN that work the most with money and funding, so we wanted to pick a theme that was a reflection of what we usually do! Financial literacy is also something that’s not taught very often, so we wanted to try to give people a little more info that would help as they enter the job market! Plus, there’s so many songs about money that we thought it would give our performers a lot of freedom in selecting a piece to sing!
While balancing how to incorporate information while still retaining fun entertainment, the incredible head of Finance, Laura, came up with the idea of presenting a lot of our info in skit form, to help people get more engaged with the material! According to Jerell, “We want people to come for the performances AND to learn about finances, so I think that’s a good middle ground.”
The staff was surprised that people tended to stray away from the obvious choices, like “Money, Money, Money” by ABBA or “Money” from Cabaret.
“Don’t get me wrong, they’re classics for a reason, but it’s nice that we’re getting some more under-the-radar choices!” said Jerell. “We also have a mix of show tunes, pop songs, and everything in between, and variety is this spice of life, as they say. I hope y’all will enjoy what we’ve been working on for you!”