YSU celebrates season with cabaret

Tribune Chronicle

A Holiday Cabaret will be presented Friday at Youngstown State University.

The family-centered show will feature seasonal favorites designed to get audiences into the holiday spirit, including songs, scenes from holiday-inspired shows, sing-alongs and storytelling for children.

Some of the selections include Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” and “Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep,” a reading of Clement C. Moore’s “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas,” the “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” from Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” and the song “Baby It’s Cold Outside.” Several holiday-themed skits also will be a part of the show, which runs about 45 minutes.

The show presented by Penguin Playhouse and Alpha Psi Omega, University Theater’s student-run production arm. It is directed by Nancy Andersen Wolfgang with accompaniment by Jack Ciarnello.

Students performing are Rebecca Anderson, Connor Bezeredi, Justin Brown, John Cruz, Claudia Gage, Brittney Grant, Katie Jerome, Matthew Malloy, Zara Markman, Natalie Martzial, Emily Shipley, Kelly Sullivan and Eric Shonk.

Show times are 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Friday in Bliss Hall’s Spotlight Theater. Tickets are $8 for adults, and $5 for senior citizens, students and children. For reservations or more information, call the University Theater box office at 330-941-3105.