PITTSBURG — People can enjoy an “evening with the stars” — a cabaret-style event with entertainment and food, all to raise funds for PHS Theatre’s trip to the International Thespian Conference in June.
The event will be at 6:30 p.m., Friday, at the Circle B Event Center. Tickets are $35 and must be purchased in advance, and can be bought at the Eventbrite website: http://bit.ly/2FNwoUa.
“It’s a true a cabaret,” PHS Theatre Director Greg Shaw said.
Dinner will be served and will include Chicken Parmesan, salad, bread, tea, or soda. A cash bar will be available and desserts will be available for purchase at intermission. There will also be a raffle and silent auction.
In January the cast of “Urinetown” were selected to perform at the International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska. The troupe was one out of 11 groups nationwide selected to perform at the festival. This will be the first time PHS to perform at the conference.
“It's the equivalent of a sports team qualifying for national playoffs,” a release said.
“We are really excited and are appreciative of the community’s time and support,” Shaw said. “They kids are extraordinarily excited.”
They are about two thirds away from their $45,000 goal.
The evening will feature both current and alumni thespians.
Several alumni will present music pieces, both instrumental and vocal — including Megan Reed, Jack Warring, Sammie Jameson, Ryan Amick and Andrew Ortolani.
According to Shaw, the neat thing is — aside from seeing the alumni perform again — current students will show off not only a few of their qualifier songs for internationals, but also other music pieces from other performances or interests.
Sound designer Miranda Madden — who also qualified for internationals in sound design — band and other cast members will help set up, serve and take tickets.
Who’s performing on Friday
Matthew Buck — “Alive,” Jekyl and Hyde
McKenna Shaw — “In Short,” Edges (International Individual Event Qualifier)
Cassie Hurt-McLarty — “Baltimore Crabs,” Hairspray (Intentional Individual Event Qualifier)
Gabe Anderson — “With You,” Pippin
Gabe Abarca — “I Can Go the Distance,” Hercules
Duet Mckenna and Cassie-Hurt-McLarty — “For Good,” Wicked
Chance — “Evermore,” Beauty and the Beast
Mona — “Someone Like You,” Jekyl and Hyde
Alexa Fletcher — “Somewhere That’s Green,” Little Shop of Horrors
Aidan and Dominic — “The other side,” The Greatest Showman
Alexis — “Once More I Can See,” Wonderland
Alumni and their performance pieces:
Megan Reed — “Altos Lament,” Heisler/Goldrich song cycle
Jack Warring — “The Seraph,” 35mm
Sammie Jameson — Who’d I’d be,” Sheri
Ryan Amick — “In quegl'anni in Cui Val Pocco,” Mozart
Andrew Ortolani — “Rocket Man,” Elton John
Ryan, Lydia Winters, Andrew Ortolani and McKenna — “A Million Dreams,”The Greatest Showman
Pit band members and their selection:
Saxophone quartet — Brittney Bramblett, Miranda Belew, Andrew Riachi, Dain Reiling
Marimba solo — Fayne Speer