Music Department Presents Musical Theatre Cabaret

Monday, February 16, 2009

The Sterling College Music Department presents All the World’s a Stage: A Musical Theatre Cabaret at 7:30 p.m., February 20-21, 2009, in Upper Wilson on the SC campus. The Cabaret will feature songs from the SC Concert Choir and small ensembles, under the direction of Assistant Professor of Music Mark Clark.
This full-scale production utilizes the talents of both current and past SC students. In addition to a script written and narrated by juniors Paul Brecht and Derick Roach with choreography by freshmen David Servé and Kacie Rogers, the cabaret also features costuming assistance from alumna Sasha Hildebrand ‘03 and scene direction from alumnus Ben Dicke ‘02.
“We had a brainstorming session and the students put a lot of the show together themselves,” Clark said. “I love the creative process; when you let students who are gifted in those areas put it together, they really take ownership of it.”
Nineteen musicals will be featured in the cabaret, and each was chosen for a specific reason. “We chose the musicals from shows that were based in European countries,” Clark said. “This is to generate excitement for a tour of Europe the choir plans to take in spring of 2011.”
While there is no admission cost for the cabaret, there is a five dollar suggested donation if audience members would like to enjoy the dessert and coffee that will be available during the show.
After the cabaret, the Choir will begin preparation for its spring tour, which will take place March 21-27 in the Colorado area.
Sterling College is a four-year, Christ-centered, liberal arts college located in Sterling, KS, with a mission “to develop creative and thoughtful leaders who understand a maturing Christian faith.”