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'Songs I Wish I Were Cast To Sing' Features NU Theatre Department Alumni

NIAGARA FALLS N.Y. -- Niagara University Theatre’s 2010 – 2011 season offers an exciting array of entertainment options to suit a variety of tastes. For those who enjoy Broadway show tunes, a special limited engagement cabaret is being featured this fall.

To benefit the theater program, on Friday, Nov. 12 and Saturday, Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m., the Friends of Niagara University Theatre will present a benefit cabaret production, “Songs I Wish I Were Cast To Sing,” with Broadway veteran Michele Ragusa, ’87 (“Young Frankenstein,” “Titanic,” “Adrift in Macao”), and  eight other multi-talented Niagara University theater studies alumni: David Autovino, ’03, Peter Bennett, ’03, Nicholas Cocchetto, ’09, Paschal Frisina III, ’00, Adriano Gatto, ’06, Kristin Nixon Frisina, ‘02, Carol Flanagan Propp, ’87, and Paul Todaro, ’87. Like Ms. Ragusa, many of these alumni have appeared in musicals, dramas and comedies in Western New York theaters and across the country.

Musical direction will be provided by Donald Shrimpton, musical director of the Niagara Fine Arts Program and the Lewiston Choraleers.

The cast of the cabaret will perform popular songs from a variety of musicals such as “West Side Story,” “Funny Girl,” and “Sweeney Todd,” to name a few.

To purchase tickets, visit the Theatre Niagara box office.

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