Annual Cabaret Concert Unites Musical Alumni, Cast
The 7th Annual Highlands Musical Alumni Cabaret Concert, held on Saturday, Feb. 2, featured performances by Highlands Musical Alumni, the Highlands HS Honors Choir, Variations Show Choir and the 2019 Cast of The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
The 21 participating musical alumni were Michael Anuszek (2017), Cassandra Kosmal Barch (2008), Verne Bergstrom (2011), Keyania Edgar (2014), Jeremy Fox (2011), Brandon Johnson (2015), Debra Lehew (1984), Nathan Love (2018), Mark Loya (2016), Kristiona Miller (2018), Justin Moser (2018), Joshua Nulph (2016), Nathanael Nulph (2012), Vincenzina Smith Olszewski (2000), Libby Papariella (2014), Marilyn Ingoldsby Skwortz (1998), Cheri Sobotka (1993), Meghann Stimmler (2008), Abby Uhrinek (2018), Josephine Vance (2018) and Michael Zeiler (2003).
In addition to alumni performances, the Hunchback cast provided the audience with a sneak peek of this year’s musical with the songs Sanctuary, Out There and Topsy Turvy. For the Grand Finale performance, the alumni and current cast came together for Go the Distance from Hercules. The event also featured an array of homemade desserts, 50/50 and basket raffles.
Musical director Mr. Michael Zeiler was grateful for the all of the people who came together to make the annual event a success. "From the cast, to the crew, to the staff, to the parents, to everyone that made a donation, and to the alumni ... THANK YOU for being such a GOLDEN trophy for our district. I am incredibly blessed and grateful for the 'musical theater magic' that was brought to life on stage," he said.
Proceeds from the event supported this year’s musical production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, which will be on March 29-31, 2019.