Cabaret to benefit Salem theater


Over the 37-year history of Salem Community Theatre, there has been a plethora of talented actors, actresses, singers and dancers who began their career development on its stage. And now some of those performers are ready to display their talent, and at the same time support and benefit the “theatrical home” they grew that talent in.

This weekend, 10 young entertainers will present “Look What SCT Has Done for Me,” a musical cabaret by SCT alumni. Proceeds will benefit the theater.

Director is Salem native Connor Bezeredi, a junior in Youngstown State University’s musical-theater department. “We all see this as a way to give back to SCT and help ensure that the institution continues its reputation and history of providing a great venue for future talented entertainers,” he said.

In addition to Bezeredi, the cabaret cast includes:

Cassie Utt, a Bowling Green University graduate with a dual degree in vocal performance and computer science who works at Eaton Corp., Pittsburgh, and Mainstreet Musicals in New York City; Carly Magnuson of Canfield, a junior in YSU’s musical-theater department; Tyler Stouffer of Salem, who just completed his freshman year at Bowling Green’s musical-theater department; Lauren Teminsky of Canfield, a junior at Chicago College of Performing Arts; Kathie Steeb of Columbiana, a junior in YSU’s musical-theatre department; Niki Slaven of Leetonia, a commercial voice major at Belmont University in Nashville; Nathan Pecchia of Canfield, a freshman theater major at Wright State University; Alli Dolphin of Salem, a junior theatre studies major at YSU; and Natalie Sprouse of Columbiana, who is pursuing a degree in recording technology in Cleveland.

Pianist Alex Marr of Poland, a Kent State University student, is accompanist.

SCT managing director is Gary Kekel.

There also will be a raffle of gift baskets to support Salem Community Theatre’s continuing operation.

“Look What SCT Has Done for Me” will be staged at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Salem Community Theatre, 490 E. State St. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. For tickets and information, call the SCT box office at 330-332-9688, visit or find them on Facebook.

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