Local cabaret show aims to boost troop morale

By day, Senior Airman Amber Bullins works in the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Computer Systems Squadron. Tonight, however, she will be serving her country in a different way. Airman Bullins will be dancing in Cindy Sue’s Sugar Show, a “cabaret with a twist” taking place at 10:30 p.m. in the Ramstein Enlisted Club.

“Growing up, I took dance for nine years,” she said. “When I heard about (the show), I said, ‘Hey, I’ll do it.’ Doing it for the troops is really exciting.”
Indeed, the purpose of the show is to help raise morale for U.S. servicemembers, according to Cynthia Susanne, who is the driving force behind the spectacle. And, adult servicemembers should expect entertaining things, she said.

“It’s a really splashy ‘30s-style cabaret show,” said Ms. Susanne. “It’s pure entertainment.”

Ms. Susanne said the show will last approximately 75 minutes and will feature songs like “Big Spender,” “Pour Some Sugar on Me,” and a variety of dance styles, including West Coast swing and belly dancing.
Ms. Susanne also said that the cabaret troupe has plans to bring their particular brand of entertainment to troops in downrange locations and around Europe. “We want to take the show on the road,” she said. “We want to perform for the troops.”

In addition to Airman Bullins and Ms. Susanne, the Sugar Show performers are Senior Airman Stephanie McElhaney, Lesley Ann Shope, Gypsey Hicks and Simone Smick. James Bailey also dances in the show and serves as co-director.

The show is sponsored by the 435th Services Squadron, and will also have assistance from members of the Army’s Better Opportunities for Single Servicemembers group.

As for Airman Bullins, she is looking forward to performing. “There is
definitely a positive attitude (for the show),” she said. “I think it’s just an all-around good show. It’s creative cabaret with a twist.”