Life is a Cabaret

Willkommen to ‘Cabaret’ and to the fourth season of the Long Island Musical Theatre Festival.
Willkommen to ‘Cabaret’ and to the fourth season of the Long Island Musical Theatre Festival.
Walt Whitman junior Marco Chiriboga had a starring role in ‘Cabaret’ and we look forward to seeing him in upcoming drama and musical productions at Whitman.
Walt Whitman junior Marco Chiriboga had a starring role in ‘Cabaret’ and we look forward to seeing him in upcoming drama and musical productions at Whitman.
Whitman Alumnus Delaney Guiliano won a HuntingTony for Best Supporting Actor with his role as Wilbur Turnblad from Hairspray, and we were happy to see him in his first LIMTF production along with Jenna Raynoha.
Whitman Alumnus Delaney Guiliano won a HuntingTony for Best Supporting Actor with his role as Wilbur Turnblad from Hairspray, and we were happy to see him in his first LIMTF production along with Jenna Raynoha.
Ekele Ukegbu, an Elmont High School student, and Ian O’Boyle, from Floral Park opened the play with a rousing dance and song number ‘Willkommen’ from the Kit Kat Klub.
Ekele Ukegbu, an Elmont High School student, and Ian O’Boyle, from Floral Park opened the play with a rousing dance and song number ‘Willkommen’ from the Kit Kat Klub.

Right from the dramatic opening scene, the talented cast of the Long Island Musical Theater Festival (LITMF) once again captivated their audience with the top-notch production of Cabaret.

Our very own vocal director, Mr. Steven Altinel is the Musical Director of LIMTF and organized this special program, which joined some of the finest musical theater talent in the region. Whitman students and alumni Tyler Zeoli, Marco Chiriboga, Lauren Giglio, Delaney Guiliano, Marina Kopf, Sam Hoffman, Megan Montemurro and Max Morris were instrumental cast members creating a piece of theatre that sheds light on the ominous political developments in pre-World War II Germany.

With music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, this summer’s LIMTF production celebrated the 50th anniversary of this iconic musical. “As part of the LIMTF program, our young musical actors had the privilege to work on their material in a master class and a performance with Heidi Blickenstaff, one of Broadway’s finest talents and valued member of the Kander and Ebb family of performers,” said Altinel. “She shared many of her experiences and personal stories about working with the legendary song writing team and I am so proud of the students in our program.”

The Long Island Musical Theatre Festival is a non-profit program dedicated to producing a full-length musical in two weeks. During that time, students receive training from industry professionals while being surrounded by peers who share the same passion and skill set. Students get to have the opportunity to work with a Broadway guest artist, discuss resume building, and learn audition techniques. Please visit www.LIMTF.org for more information.