This year marks the second showing of the exciting event that is A Night at the Cabaret!
This is very different from last year's full-scale musical, Cabaret. That was a show about a cabaret in a nightclub during World War II. This is an actual cabaret, as in a night of musical entertainment.
Every other year, students in the Musical Theatre class put on a show using the songs they practice and are graded on in class. This process not only prepares them to audition for musicals both at SAU and professionally but also teaches students to perform songs from an actor's standpoint rather than solely that of a singer. The main focus of the class is not the music itself – even though it is still very important – but rather the storytelling of the song.
Theatre professor Dr. Corinne Johnson and guest music professor Ron May teach the class. They bring together various experiences from the world of acting and musical performance to more fully educate students about musical theatre. If you would like to take part in the class, it will be offered again in 2020, so keep an eye out!
This year, there are 17 acts performed by 16 students. The main stage of Allaert Auditorium will have a smoky, cabaret-esque atmosphere, with the addition of an open bar and snacks. The show will be in the Galvin Fine Arts Center on November 8 at 7 p.m. Seats are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis, so come early! Admission is free.
The acts for this year include (in no particular order):
• "So Big, So Small" from Dear Evan Hanson sung by junior Abbie Carpenter
• "I Loved you Too Much" from I Could Use a Drink sung by senior Sarah Goodall
• "I Am What I Am" from La Cage aux Folles sung by junior T.J. Green
• "Life of the Party" from The Wild Party sung by junior Jessica Karolczak
• "Love is an Open Door" from Frozen sung by sophomore Allison Hutson and freshman Keegan Harry
• "If I Didn't Believe in You" from The Last Five Years sung by Keegan Harry
• "Calm" from Ordinary Days sung by junior Megan Peterson
• "Pretty Funny" from Dogfight sung by Allison Hutson
• "Grow for Me" from Little Shop of Horrors sung by sophomore Tyler Hughes
• "Inútil" from In the Heights sung by fifth-year Christian Colmenares
• "Pulled" from The Addams Family sung by sophomore Elli Decker
• "Hard to Speak My Heart" from Parade sung by sophomore Anthony Duckett
• "100 Ways to Lose a Man" from Wonderful Town sung by sophomore Ellie Larson
• "I Believe" from Book of Mormon sung by first-year Joe Lasher
• "Wouldn't it be Loverly" from My Fair Lady sung by senior Kendall McKasson
• "You Can't Get a Man with a Gun" from Annie Get Your Gun sung by senior Halie Osborn
• "I Want to Be a Producer" from The Producers sung by sophomore Luke Peterson
If you are interested in a night that covers a wide range of emotions, great singing, and enticing storytelling, free up the night of November 8. Warm yourself up with the beautiful voices and incredible talent of SAU students.