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January 10, 2010

‘Building the show’

FSU students use break to help stage popular musical ‘Cabaret’

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Several of the students working on “Cabaret” have also worked on other touring productions in previous years. Stakem works with the production’s wardrobe supervisor, Brittney Griffith, to make final alterations to costumes.

“I would never have gotten as good at costumes if I hadn’t worked here,” she said. “That’s for sure.”

“This gives us the kind of experience that’s hard to get while you’re still in school,” Bohrer said. “We have a professional lighting designer to give us pointers on things every single day for 14 days.”

One of the pros giving out pointers is a former Frostburg student, himself. Jon Wildesen, the show’s production manager and a native of Deep Creek, graduated from the university in 2004.

He’s got a stressful, sometimes frustrating job, but Wildesen said he appreciates the enthusiasm the Frostburg students bring to the work.

“They might not know everything, but if I teach it them, they’ll handle whatever I ask them to do,” he said.

Work on “Cabaret” will go on throughout the week. Three performances for the public will be given in Frostburg before the production packs up and heads out to its next location, North Branch, N.J.

Performances will be presented Jan. 15 at 8 p.m. and Jan. 16 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. To purchase tickets, call (866) 849-9237 or (301) 687-3137, or go online at ces.frostburg.edu

Contact Megan Miller at mmiller@times-news.com.

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