Don’t cry for me Cabaret Theatre…

Well, folks, it looks like we have reached the end of an era. *cue imperial death march music*

Today is my last blog post EVER…for Cabaret Theatre.

Dad?

Dad?

Now, I know it may be difficult for you to contain your tears and sadness about my departure, but do not fret my ducklings; my spirit will exist on through the internet for years and years to come. If you ever feel lonely, and are missing your Tashie, read my past posts and feel my essence. That is where I will exist and thrive.

*throws up*

Oh boo hoo Natasha, cry us a river.

crying

I must say, there is something uniquely cleansing about talking to the internet void–a familiar yet unknown “other”. I talk to no-one and everyone at the same time…it’s such a weird paradox.

Why am I leaving, you ask?

  1. I am graduating early (hard work pays off, folks)
  2. Nothing lasts forever
  3. I am going to France for a few months (I’ll be working in a French Theatre!)

Thank you to all of my fans for continuing to read my internet ramblings; especially my two number one girls, Kate Thomas and Heather Tedesco! You two win the award for “Best Natasha Supporter of the Year”. Please put this accolade on your resumes and brag about it at social gatherings. It will lead you to success, love, and chocolate.

What I’ll miss most about Rutgers is the theatre community I’ve made for myself here. I’ve been a part of Cabaret for years, and it is going to be an odd adjustment having it out of my life. Because of this, you all better send me videos of rehearsals and performances while I’m abroad so I can get my Cabaret-fixin’ in over-seas!

Also, next semester will be the 10th show for Rutgers Night Live! Even though I won’t be here to see it’s beautiful (yet horrifying) fruition, I have an alumni digital short in production (cough in my mind cough) that will be an exciting addition to the show.

 

Without further adieu, I would like to introduce you to your new best friend, my replacement, and also my saucy lover, KRISTEN FERRIS!

Kristen Ferris, also known as "Sharkey"

Kristen Ferris, also known as “Sharkey”

KFer will be Cabaret Theatre’s new Social Media Chair for the Spring 2015 semester. I expect you all to treat her with the utmost respect, as you have treated me, or else I will unleash my fury in another blog post (contain your excitement). I met Kristen my freshman year during LTC Rocky Horror Picture Show Auditions. We didn’t talk much, but she seemed like a cool gal. Then, we reconnected last year in Cabaret’s [title of show]. That’s when we became best friends that cross every friend boundary and have a freaky yet sexy relationship with each other. Also her boyfriend is a red head–what’s up with that?

We're best friends.

We’re best friends.

No seriously. She's mine and you can't have her.

No seriously. She’s mine and you can’t have her.

Good luck, Kristen! The internet audience can be overwhelming at times, but I’m sure Kate and Heather will guide you along the path to victory.

freedom

What’s next at Cabaret Theatre? Auditions for Proof, by David Auburn.

proof

Proof by David Auburn is a poignant and haunting exploration of a woman’s struggle to define herself in the face of her father’s legacy of mathematical genius and his devastating mental illness. She fears she has inherited more than one aspect of his mind. The play premiered in 2000 and went on to win the 2001 Tony Award for best play and the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for drama. It brilliantly portrays extraordinary characters coping with, perhaps, very ordinary problems. How do these characters settle family affairs? How do they raise their children? How do they make themselves distinct from their parents? How do they grieve? The play strikes home because although they are remarkable minds, they are just like us.

 

Auditions will be held at Cabaret Theatre *** on

— Monday, December 8th from 8pm to Midnight

— Tuesday, December 9th from 8pm to Midnight

— Callbacks will be held over winter break in January

 

Meet the Production Staff::

Director: Jasia Ries

Assistant Director: Eddie Norgard

Co-Stage Manager: Chris Price

Co-Stage Manager: Irene Martinez

Show Dates::

— Friday, February 6th at 8pm

— Saturday, February 7th at 8pm

— Sunday, February 8th at 7pm

— Friday, February 13th at 8pm

— Saturday, February 14th at 8pm

— Sunday, February 15th at 7pm

 

Character Breakdowns:

— Catherine: 25, brilliant, sensitive, afraid that she has inherited her father’s tendency towards instability. She takes care of her father for years and has made many sacrifices.

— Robert: 50s, father to Catherine and Claire, an absolute genius who revolutionized mathematical theory. Though mentally unstable, he really tries to be a father to Catherine.

— Claire: 29, Catherine’s sister. She is very put together, very exact. Her attempt to organize her family’s affairs is well-meaning but ultimately ill-timed. Lives in New York since she escaped there from Chicago years ago.

— Hal: 28, Robert’s former student, funny, sweet, loyal. He idolizes Robert and determinedly searches through his Professor’s scribbles (even from the most unstable period of his life) to find something useful. Falls for Catherine.

 

Please come prepared with….

— a head shot (if you have one)

— theater resume (if you have one)

— class schedule for Spring 2015

— all conflicts from December, through Winter Break, until the end of February. (work, appointments, meetings, events, etc.)

 

You MUST….

…be available for all show dates

…be able to rehearse at Cabaret Theatre in January

…be a full time undergraduate Rutgers student

 

Questions? Please email producer.cabarettheatre@gmail.com

***Cabaret Theatre is located at the corner of Suydam Street and Nichol Avenue on the Douglass campus

RUSA allocations paid for by student fees.

 

Audition for this show because I physically can’t and it breaks my heart wahhhh. Also send me videos.

Goodbye my friends! I’ll talk to you again soon, but not on this blog. You know where to find me, internet.

ALSO

Shameless Plug. I’m participating in a “25 Days of Christmas Songs” Challenge for the first 25 days of Christmas. I record and upload a different Christmas song everyday! Check it out

 

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, and stay classy New Brunswick (and the one person who reads this in Cuba?).

 

N-Shady,

OUT.

Rutgers Night Live: The Nightmare Returns

RNL RNL RNL RNL

Did somebody say RNL?

(Besides me)

There you have it folks. Rutgers Night Live is back for its 9th show EVER. *woooo*

One away from ten. The fan fair is almost here. But alas, it must be saved for next semester.

A clearly excited shark eating chips.

Shark-Kristen is THIS EXCITED for RNL.

What is Rutgers Night Live, you ask?

Only Rutgers University’s PREMIER sketch comedy group.

And by premier, we mean only.

Founded by Demon Dom Nero and Stephen “say-my-name” Hilger, RNL is a completely student written, produced, and directed comedy event. Based out of our very own Cabaret Theatre in New Brunswick, RNL performs one weekend per semester, every semester, for the rest of existence (because it will live on in the Rutgers community forever).

The founds on stage for RNL

The founders on stage. INTENSE.

Sorry, Dom, I just had to.

Sorry, Dom, I had to.

If my calculations are correct, this is the first show without any original members. However sad that may make me feel, it is also a very exciting thought. RNL has evolved over the past 5 years, and will continue to evolve in the coming years to become a staple towards the Rutgers Comedy Tradition.

Wow. Saying that put me in a nostalgic mood. Here is episode one on Youtube:

Daww aren’t they all so cute and young?

Since I have an insider scoop about the show (cough I’m coordinating it cough), let me give you some insider-deats:

There will be:

  • Nine awesome cast members
  • One talented host
  • One very Rutgers band named Crime Alert
  • One very hot theatre (wear light clothing)
  • Nine insanely funny sketches
  • One even more insanely funny digital short
  • And sold out tickets!

Rutgers Night Live IX: Attack of the Hunter Spiders: On Ice? will be at Cabaret Theatre on:

Friday October 3rd at 8:00pm

Saturday October 4th at 8:00pm and a special midnight show at 11:59pm

Tickets are $5 for students and faculty, $7 for ya’ll who don’t go here.

Since RNL sells out so quickly, please reserve your tickets ASAP by emailing cabtheatre@gmail.com with your name, which date and time you would like to attend, and the number of tickets you desire.

The Cast Members and Host of RNL 9, taking a better selfie than the Oscar Selfie.

The Cast Members and Host of RNL 9, taking a better selfie than the Oscar Selfie.

Here are the names to the faces you will spend 1.5 intimate hours with:

Cody “Cute-Face” Beltis:  Bringing RNL’s sex appeal up by 1000, Cody is a delectable new addition to the group. He loves twerking, rubbing pregnant bellies, and making fun of the news.

Kristen “Crunchy” Ferris- my personal female crush, Kristen is in love with me and only me so don’t even think about it.  You can find her eating goldfish or…eating goldfish.

Abid “The Pipe” Hassan—You won’t understand this reference until you see the show, but Abid stars in one of my favorite sketches and he has a pipe. He also screams the word “MOTHER” a lot. You’ll know it when you see it.

Justice “Douglass” Hehir- Justice is an awesome chick who follows in the footsteps of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.  You can find her at literally every event on Douglass.

Raynee “Wolf Queen” Morris-She is actually a Wolf Queen. I’m not even joking. She was raised by wolves and lived life on the edges of society. Now she likes to study bugs. I don’t get it either.

Katie “Scissorhands” Scheidt-Miss Scissorhands over here decided to make a lot of our costumes/props. Keep an eye out for her signature style. In her spare time, Katie likes to believe she lives in an Anime world and owns many wigs.

Zach “The Frosh” Sinkiewicz—although he is no longer a freshman, Zach is the youngest member of our group. He is our baby and we love him so. Changing his diaper?…not so much.

Natasha “THIS IS ME” Sydor—I can’t write about myself. That’s weird. But I do like poop jokes. Ha ha.

Bob “Omg Date Me” Tarino—Women and men know him by many names. But to us, he is the essence of the Hunter Spider. He is poisonous, and he will strike. Ladies, beware.

And the RNL IX host, Kajoree “Who me?” Bhattacharya—Our fearless navigator during the night of comedy nightmares. She challenges the next host to try and do a better job then she has done. We’ll see, RNL X.

Attempting to dance...

Attempting to dance…

****Interested in being a cast member of RNL? We’ll be having auditions on November 24-26. Bring your funny bone and do your best Jagger! We look forward to meeting everyone (…one of us, one of us…). I’ll make another announcement about this when we approach auditions.****

What’s next at Cabaret Theatre?

  • Auditions for the 2014 Directors’ Showcase: Auditions will take place on September 29th and 30th from 7-11 at Cabaret Theatre, with callbacks on October 1st.
  • Auditions for Murder Ballad: Auditions will take place on October 6th and 7th from 8pm to Midnight, with Callbacks on October 9th.
  • And Dog Sees God! This show goes up in just two weeks, so stay tuned for more information.

I love you all. Come out to RNL. And to auditions. I’ll be giving out lots of hugs (and maybe some kisses)

Did I just unintentionally rhyme? Ew.

N-Shady, out.

Recaps, Reviews, and Redundancy

Hello again, wonderful readers of this blog we call Inside Cabaret!

I have many an update and many an exciting sentence! So sit tight (don’t fall out of your seat) as I tell you about new opportunities and recap what happened at the Involvement Fair. Yay!

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