October/November 2016

October 28, 29, November 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19
Fri/Sat @ 8:15pm | Sun @ 2:00pm

Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Book by Joe Masteroff
Directed by Craig Pettinati
Music Direction by Stuart Y. Weich

Set in 1931 Berlin as the Nazis are rising to power, it is based on nightlife at the seedy Kit Kat Klub, and revolves around the 19-year-old English cabaret performer Sally Bowles and her relationship with the young American writer Cliff Bradshaw.

Kensington Town Hall / Armory
3710 Mitchell Street, Kensington, MD 20895


elenilsonElenilson Ayala (Victor), born in El Salvador & raised in Hyattsville, was bitten by the acting bug at a young age. His performances have progressed from school assemblies to now pursuing an acting career. He attended Frostburg State U. where he continued his acting training after graduating from PG County’s Center for the Visual and Performing Arts at Suitland HS. He thanks his parents & sister for their unconditionally support in his journey. Cabaret has taught him to look pass someone’s smiles & make-up because underneath lies their true story; a much prettier picture. Leave your troubles outside & enjoy! Gracias!
geocelGeocel Batista (Rosie) Super excited to work on this sexy, exciting and energetic show with an amazing cast! Thank you KAT for giving me my first time opportunity on your stage. Previous roles/shows: Heather MacNamara in Heathers the Musical, Izzy in How to Quit your Day Job at 54 Below, Vanessa in In the Heights, Paulette in Legally Blonde the Musical, Featured soloist in RENT, Smeraldina in The Servant of Two Masters, Rachel in Reckless and Queenie in Honk the Musical. As always I love to thank my mother and family for always supporting me and being my number one fans! Love you guys!
sarah-janeSarah Jane Bookter (Sally Bowles) is thrilled to be performing in her first show with KAT! She is from Columbia, MD and recently began her sophomore year at Howard CC. Previous credits include Linza in the original musical Magic Under Glass with Toby Orenstein’s TPT, Queen Aggravain in Once Upon a Mattress, Ghost of Christmas Future in A Christmas Carol, and Candy in Zombie Prom at Wilde Lake HS; and Little Becky Two-Shoes in Urinetown at Slayton House Conservatory. She would like to thank her friends and family for supporting her throughout this process, as well as the entire cast, crew, and production team. Enjoy the show!
carlottaCarlotta Capuano (Frenchie) is thrilled to be performing at KAT. She had the great opportunity to direct KAT’s production of The Who’s Tommy earlier this year. Some of her favorite performances include Monty Python’s Spamalot and Hairspray (ASGT); The Rocky Horror Show and Big Love (AACC). Carlotta has an AFA in Dance and a BS in Business Administration. When she’s not working in theater, she can be found at the Crofton Community Library, where she serves as a Library Associate and Early Literacy Specialist. Enjoy the show!
ivanIvan Carlo (Bobby) is very much excited to join KAT’s production of Cabaret. He loves this show as well as the cast and hopes you do as well! You may have seen Ivan in Arts Centerics production of Spring Awakening as Melchior or as Mowgli in K2S’ production of The Jungle Book KIDS. Wilkommen!
alexandriaAlexandria Clapp (Lulu) is delighted to make her DC area debut with KAT! CT transplant. Previous credits: The Lipstick Project: Romeo and Juliet (Mercutio); Curtain Call: All My Sons (Ann Deever); Westport Community Theatre: Arcadia (Thomasina); Newtown Town Players: The Glass Menagerie (Laura); Wilton Playshop: Dancing at Lughnasa (Christina), As You Like It (Rosalind); Lawn Chair Theatre: Taming of the Shrew (Grumio). She works at COGx delivering individualized cognitive programs to improve learning. Proud graduate of OWU and member of Theta Alpha Phi. She dedicates this performance to her late friend, Rebecca Stempel.
chuckChuck Dluhy (Herr Schultz) happily returns to the KAT stage where he was last seen in The Addams Family (Uncle Fester). He’s also performed with many Northern Virginia theatre companies in such favorites as Les Miserables (Thenardier), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Lumiere), A Chorus Line (Paul), Shrek the Musical (Lord Farquaad), Damn Yankees (Mr. Applegate), Glengarry Glen Ross (Ricky Roma), God of Carnage (Michael Novak) and All My Sons (Chris Keller). Much love to Mom & Dad and all his loyal friends for their support throughout the years.
jessicaJessica Bay Graber (Fraulein Kost, Fritzie) is excited to be in her first KAT show. This summer she was seen as Trix in The Drowsy Chaperone with DTC and last summer as Doatsey Mae in RMT’s The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Before becoming an elementary teacher with MCPS, Jessica was a NYC based performer having performed off-broadway and regionally across the country including a stint in Skagway, Alaska for six months. All her love to her boys at home.
julianJulian Galkin (Young Emcee) is very happy to be a part of this cast! His credits include: Seussical (Jojo), Tarzan (Tarzan), and The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Frollo). An enormous thank you to Mom for being the most amazing person and best friend I know. Thank you to Charli, Sydney, and Dad for supporting me no matter what. Thanks to Molly, Keith, Sammy, and Dan for helping me become stronger as a vocalist and performer.
katKat O’Connor (Texas) Originally from Massachusetts, Kat is currently pursuing her BA in Musical Theatre at American University in Washington, DC. This is her debut at KAT! She was most recently seen as Sue in American University’s production of No, No, Nanette, and just recently returned from the British Academy of Dramatic Arts Summer Intensive in England. She wants to thank her parents and family for all of the support she has be given throughout the years and gives them all her love!
alexAlex Palmer (Hans/Max) is very excited to be starring in his first production with KAT! Alex recently graduated from Occidental College and has been doing productions while searching for "real" jobs. Alex has been in multiple shows in the past, including West Side Story, Urinetown, and Guys & Dolls; he was also recently in WST’s production of Grease. He would also like to give a shout out to his parents for being so supportive, and to Shabnam for being just so generally amazing all the time forever. Enjoy the show!
solomonSolomon Parker III (Herman) is stoked to be making his KAT debut. Solomon was most recently seen in Hairspray! at Toby’s (ensemble, u/s Seaweed). Solomon holds an A.A. in Theater Performance from Montgomery College. Favorite roles include: In the Heights (Benny), RENT (Benny), and Dogfight (Boland) at RBTC. Solomon teaches theater through Team of Stars summer camp, and Theater Unlimited DC’s after school programs. Solomon would like to thank his friends and family for their love and support. Enjoy the show!
jonathanJonathan M. Rizzardi (Emcee) is an actor, vocalist, and teaching artist new to the DC area. After earning his B.A. and M.A.T. at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, he has made developing innovative arts programs for at-risk and underserved students his focus as an artist and educator. Performance credits include: Polaroid Stories (Orpheus), The Bald Soprano (Mr. Martin) at St. Mary’s College of Maryland; Etched in Stone (Pete) with Watermelon, Inc.; Guys and Dolls (Sky Masterson) with TACTICC. Directing credits: Othello, Mary Stuart (The Bell Tower Theatre); Working, 8 (SMCM), Macbeth, West Side Story (Great Mills HS).
mirandaMiranda Austin Tharp (Helga) loves musical theater, has performed in Les Miserables with the Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia, and was also in A Little Night Music and My Fair Lady with DTC.
mattMatt Trollinger (Clifford Bradshaw) is thrilled to be making his KAT, and local debut in Cabaret – his first show in 3 years. He has made numerous appearances in local professional and community theatre in his native Vermont. Favorite roles include the Emcee in Cabaret, Matt in The Fantasticks, Henrik Egerman in A Little Night Music, and Harry Witherspoon in Lucky Stiff. Matt received his B.A. from the University of Vermont. He also studied theatre at L’École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris; and with the Royal Shakespeare Company for a summer abroad in Straford-Upon-Avon. Thanks to Hayley and Mum for the push to give theatre another go!
lizLiz Weber (Fraulein Schneider) Previous roles at KAT include Grandma in The Addams Family, Old Lady in Violet and LaFleur in Nine. Other area productions include Drowsy in The Drowsy Chaperone and Sarah in Quilters both at the Arts Barn for DTC; Jeanette in The Full Monty, and Berthe in Pippin for RMT, which garnered WATCH Awards. Other theatre projects include Tangles, a play about Alzheimer’s, performed for the medical community and caregivers. Liz currently works at NASA in the Office of the CIO. Thanks to an outstanding cast, production team, orchestra and crew. And, thanks to Bob for his patience with her schedule!
garrettGarrett Zink (Ernst Ludwig) is excited to make his DC-area theatre debut at KAT! A Baltimore native, Garrett has been acting with Spotlighters Theatre, recently playing Jon in tick, tick…BOOM!, Luke in Altar Boyz, and Dr. Frank-N-Furter in The Rocky Horror Show. Garrett works in corporate social responsibility for Marriott International and is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park. He’d like to dedicate this performance to his late grandmother, who taught him there is a song for everything, good or bad.