Talented, singing students and faculty combined forces to create an amazing Dessert Cabaret, entitled “Sweethearts and Scoundrels,” in the Scott Center Theater on April 5.
The cabaret, originally intended for Valentine’s Day, was rescheduled because of a snowstorm on February 14.
The audience was welcomed with a warm rendition of “Wilkommen,” from Cabaret by John Kander. Before the concert continued, performer and faculty member Peter Burroughs asked the audience, “Who brought a Sweetheart, and who brought a Scoundrel?” Audience members raised their hands in answer to both questions.
The performance included works from various musicals and operas, including “I’m not Getting Married Today” from Company, “Die hölle rache,” from Die Zauberlöte, “The Song That Goes Like This,” from Spamalot, and “All I ask Of You,” from Phantom of the Opera.
The performers interacted with the audience by dancing and singing with them during one of the songs. The performance included some acting in addition to the singing. All songs were performed with piano accompanist Carlos Rodríguez.
Performers in the show included Lauren King, Kimar Duncan, Peter Burroughs, Sarah Howes, Kelly Stoneberger, Stephen Strosnider, Madelyn Wanner, and pianist Carlos César Rodríguez.
The concert was followed with a generous reception of cakes, candies, and cupcakes. The show began at 7:30 p.m. and lasted approximately an hour and a half.