First-Year Cabaret: The First-Year Experience Set To Music! 11th Annual Show!

10/22/2013

Contributed by Sarah Schupp

Come see your friends perform in a musical revue that parodies the First-Year Experience! 

On Sunday, October 27th, 2013 at 11 AM in Emerson Suites, come watch a First-Year Experience tradition, the First-Year Cabaret! A part of Family Weekend, this musical revue parodies the experience of the typical first-year student. The show will include music from Pippin, Legally Blonde, She Loves Me, Shrek, Hairspray, Wicked, Guys and Dolls, and many more! Come out and enjoy the cabaret!   

For more information and photos from last year's show please visit our website!

History of The First-Year Cabaret:

It all began in 2002 with the vision of Brad Forenza, Class of 2004. The First-Year Cabaret started as a mere area-wide program; a social activity for residents of Boothroyd, Rowland, and Tallcott Halls. The event was advertised as a Karaoke night of sorts, where first-year students could showcase their otherwise overlooked talents. After 18 auditioners were cast, shtick was added to transition between songs—shtick pertaining to dorm life, cafeteria food, and other woes of the first year experience. Soon thereafter, costumes, props, and choreography came into the mix. What had been a genial “area-wide program” was now a fully-staged musical extravaganza, just shy of a pyrotechnic display.  “Rolling Along” premiered on Monday December 9, 2002 in IC Square. The response to it, from students and staff, ended in a standing ovation and a command performance at Longview, a senior community near the college. The 10th Anniversary show in 2012, written and directed by Julie Sullivan, Class of 2015, provided a show reminiscent of a full fledged professional play.  "In Our Shoes" involved the work of over 40 students and brought an audience of over 300 people during Family Weekend. 

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Sarah Schupp at sschupp@ithaca.edu. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

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