New year, New me, New Revue

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Natasha to world, Natasha to world, can you hear me world?



But I can’t see you because that would be too gosh darn creepy. Unless I find a way to peep through your web camera. Soon…

Cabaret world, prepare yourselves…for the first blog post of the season!!

*cue thunderous applause*

Mmm. Thunder.

And what a season it will be. I must say, I am thoroughly excited to be writing for this blog. Here I am, in my room, wearing a retainer, with a smelly Rutgers t-shirt on, chewing on three packets of gushers (yes I am still wearing my retainer), and there you are, reading this, doing I don’t-even-want-to-know-what. Look at us becoming new friends.

Hi. I’m Natasha.

Yesterday I had the pleasure of sitting in on a rehearsal for Cabaret’s first show of the season:

Unsung Chapters: A Musical Revue


I asked the two musical directors to give me their best “come to our show” face, and this was the result:

Aren’t they compelling?

Other memorable moments of the run:

-I experienced “dancer envy”. All of the actors and the choreographer were fantastic dancers. It’s not fair. Why can’t I dance like them? Why must I look like a jumping monkey?

- THE Chris Price (Director extraordinaire) shook my hand. He’s almost at celebrity status now, people.

- Sometimes the actors made eye contact with me and sang their hearts out. It was a beautiful moment shared between us. I can’t wait to experience it again during the run this weekend (IT’S MY MOMENT YOU CAN’T HAVE IT)

- “When I Grow Up” from Matilda made me sentimental and want to be a wee little munchkin child again. Ah, to be young.

There are 18 songs in total, spread out between ensemble pieces, solos, and duets. If you pay close attention you will see the delicate story interwoven between each song.


Boy I’m getting deep here.


What kind of music can you expect? I don’t want to be handing out spoilers on a whim, but shows like Pippin, Kinky Boots, American Idiot, and All Shook Up are in the mix.

Here is everything you need to know about this amazing musical production:

Who’s Who?

Production Staff:

- Director: Chris Price

- Assistant Director: Justin Luckenbaugh

- Co-Musical Director: Kyle Buchanan

- Co-Musical Director: Bernadette Burke

- Choreographer: Nicola Keegan

- Stage Manager: Irene Martinez


Maryann Slater

Sam Vargas

Christian Muñoz

Michael Maxham

Megan Kalberer

Barrydean Chen

Kelly Lozo

Emily Johnson

Geralyn Williams

Russell Umali

Emily Reineke

“Hey there, boys.”

“A kiss for you, and you, and youu!”

Interested in seeing the show this weekend? Of course you are!



When: Friday, September 5th at 8pm***

Saturday, September 6th at 8pm and 11:59pm

***opening night proceeds will be donated to the Make a Wish Foundation


Cabaret Theatre, located on the corner of Suydam Street and Nichol Ave on the Douglass Campus


Tickets for incoming first-year and transfer students are $3 (You MUST provide your RUID card in order to receive this discount. Any incoming first-year or transfer students without their cards will pay the full student price).

Tickets for other students/faculty/staff: $5

General admission: $7

Email for advanced reservations. Please specify your name, the number of tickets you wish to purchase, and the date/time of the show you wish to attend. Our shows sell out quickly, so making a reservation is the smart way to get yourself a seat!

Crikey! An actor and a set, in their natural habitat.

So come one, come all, come to the show this weekend! A great night of music and dancer-envy await in your future.


What’s next at Cabaret, you ask? Auditions for our next show “Dog Sees God” (cue Peanuts Theme) and my demon baby Rutgers Night Live IX. Prepare yourselves, world.


N-Shady, out!

Your new friend, Natasha.