Cabaret Night

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On Saturday Evening, the St. Luke’s Drama Club introduced a new tradition. Cabaret Night was a gathering of Alumni that were involved in theater productions at St. Luke’s, where the Alumni sang songs from past productions. The school welcomed Alums from as recent as 2015, such as Clare Livingston 14’, Melanie Bow ‘14, and Sally Rose Zuckert ‘15. As Mike Crispi ‘19 said, “It [was] a montage of nostalgic memories, and I think that it helped us bring St. Luke’s tighter as a community.” It was a cozy gathering held in the fireplace commons, at times unrehearsed and natural, but in the best way, almost like a broadway show tunes coffeehouse with only Alumni. Each Alumnus had to give their name and a short update on what they have done since graduating from SLS, and they were all either currently pursuing music, or had been at some point. Molly Brown ‘11 is pursuing a career as a country music star, and she even has a few songs on Itunes. Melanie Bowe ‘14 is in an acapella group at University of Pennsylvania. Her acapella group, Off the Beat, has songs on spotify and performed on the TV show Sing It On. “I think it was really inspiring to see that so many of the alumni are still pursuing music and are so successful in their careers… it’s really inspiring to see that that can be a reality for us aspiring thespians,” said Amelia Wyckoff ‘18. Gabby Mitchell added that “It inspired the kids in our theater group that you could go forth in the future and continue in a musical career” Some Alumni performed songs from past performances at St. Luke’s, and others performed songs from college productions. As they sang, their voices brought memories of Godspell and Fiddler on the Roof, as well as Anything Goes, Cabaret, Bye Bye Birdie, and Once on This Island.

Cabaret Night was really fun for the audience and performers. One member of the drama club, Gabby Mitchell 18’, said “It was an exceptional piece of work done eloquently by the St. Luke’s Alumni” A few tears were shed by a nostalgic Mr. Griffa, but there were also a lot of laughs. One highlight was when Christian Langalis ‘12 serenaded his girlfriend Abby Goettler 12’ with a song about his love for her, calling her “the girl whom [his] heart aches for”. It was a bold performance, but hilarious nonetheless. The evening ended with a touching performance of Day by Day, where students past and present joined together to close the night. The co-chairman of the drama club, Zoe Smith ‘17 said, “I thought the production was amazing and awe inspiring.” It was extremely successful as a fundraiser as well, raising over eight hundred dollars, which went toward the planned theater trip to the Fringe Festival. As Mike Crispi ‘19 said “It gives us some shoes to fill after seeing these…talented kids come back to our St. Luke’s stage.”

–Claire Wilson, Staff Writing

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