Oct. 16, 2009
The Leo Kucinski Academy of Music (LKAM) at Morningside College will host a “Broadway Backwards” cabaret on Saturday, Oct. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Klinger Neal Theater, 3700 Peters Ave. This event is open to the public and will cost $10 for adults and $5 for those with a student ID.
The cabaret will feature Broadway tunes sung by people who would normally never be cast to sing them in the real productions. For example, the song “Sisters” will be performed by two men and “There is Nothin’ Like a Dame” will be sung by a woman.
This event benefits the LKAM scholarship fund. LKAM is a nonprofit organization that offers music lessons to children of all different backgrounds and skill levels. The variety show will be a fundraiser to support need-based scholarships for music lessons.
Morningside students performing are Nick Anderson, and Annika Kolbo, both of Sioux City. Morningside's performing faculty and staff members are Melissa Cummins, LKAM director; Gail Dooley, associate professor and chair of music; Suzy Turnquist, office manager for LKAM; Eleanor Tasker, LKAM faculty; Steve Lundberg, music adjunct faculty member; Randy Peters, director of the Betty Ling Tsang Summer Fine Arts Series; Shannon Salyards, music adjunct faculty member; and Jill Wilson, visiting instructor of music.
Community members performing are Brian Mathers, Deb Andriessen, Julie Hlas, Joey Myers, Laura Stokes and Wendy Bryce.