Niagara University Theatre presents 'Songs I Wish I Were Cast To Sing' cabaretby jmaloni
To benefit the theater program, on Friday, Nov. 12, and Saturday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m., the Friends of Niagara University Theatre will present a benefit cabaret production, "Songs I Wish I Were Cast To Sing," with Broadway veteran Michele Ragusa, '87 ("Young Frankenstein," "Titanic," "Adrift in Macao"), and nine other multi-talented Niagara University theater studies alumni: David Autovino, '03; Peter Bennett, '03; Nicholas Cocchetto, '09; Paschal Frisina III, '00; Adriano Gatto, '06; Kristin Nixon Frisina, '02; Alison Nusbaum, '03; Carol Flanagan Propp, '87; and Paul Todaro, '87. Like Ragusa, many of these alumni have appeared in musicals, dramas and comedies in Western New York theaters and across the country.
Musical direction will be provided by Donald Shrimpton, musical director of the Niagara Fine Arts Program and the Lewiston Choraleers.
The cast of the cabaret will perform popular songs from a variety of musicals such as "West Side Story," "Funny Girl," and "Sweeney Todd," to name a few.