Announcing Cast, Creative Team for #SLACabaret; Elaine Jarvik’s FOUR WOMEN TALKING ABOUT THE MAN UNDER THE SHEET Now to Open 50th Season

14 May 2021

Please note: since the original publication of this blog post, the opening of #SLACabaret has been changed to August 11th through September 12th. Single tickets will be available beginning Monday, July 12th.

As we prepare to reopen our doors to a lovingly familiar (yet new-and-improved) theatre space, we have one final set of changes to announce in regard to our summer and fall programming. Also, we’re delighted to announce the incredible WORLD PREMIERE cast of our new summer satire, #SLACabaret.

 

Cast & Creative Team

The cast of the world premiere of #SLACabaret includes Salt Lake Acting Company alumni Olivia Custodio* (STREETLIGHT WOODPECKER), Tito Livas* (MERCURY), Mina Sadoon* (SLAC DIGITAL SHORTS), Matthew Tripp (SATURDAY’S VOYEUR), and Jae Weit* (PETE THE CAT). Making their SLAC debuts are Mack, Niki Rahimi, and Aathaven Tharmarajah. Pedro Flores and Wendy Joseph also make their respective SLAC debuts as production understudies. 

Promotional image featuring ten actors of varied ages, ethnicities, and genders. Clockwise from upper left: Aathaven Tharmarajah, Jae Weit, Mack, Matthew Tripp, Mina Sadoon, Wendy Josephs, Tito Livas, Pedro Flores, Olivia Custodio, and Niki Rahimi

As previously announced, #SLACabaret will be written by multidisciplinary theatre artist Martine Kei Green-Rogers, beloved Utah theatre veteran Aaron Swenson, and multi-Manhattan Association of Cabaret Award-winner Amy Wolk.

SLAC trio#SLACabaret authors Amy Wolk, Aaron Swenson, and Martine Kei Green-Rogers

SLAC’s Executive Artistic Director Cynthia Fleming helms the production. She is joined on the creative team by Mike Leavitt (Music Director), Jordan Benton (Assistant Director & Choreographer), Michael Horejsi (Set Designer), SLAC’s Producing Director Justin Ivie (Prop Design), Heidi Ortega (Costume Designer), Jesse Portillo** (Lighting Designer), Emily Chung (Sound Designer), and Jacob Hunt (Projection Designer). Jennie Sant* once again serves as Production Stage Manager and is assisted by Tahra Veasley

Kenny Riches joins the team as Film Director (for the production’s virtual capture) through a special partnership with the David Ross Fetzer Foundation for Emerging Artists (aka The Davey Foundation).

New Dates: #SLACabaret

Due to the construction timeline for renovations associated with The Amberlee Fund (SLAC’s $1M capital project designed to enhance accessibility at the theatre), #SLACabaret will now run July 28th through August 29th. In addition to marking the return of live audiences to SLAC after nearly a year and a half of digital-only offerings, the production will also be filmed, to be streamed on-demand on SLAC Digital. Current season ticket holders needn’t take any action. SLAC’s Audience Relationship Team will be in contact in the coming weeks with seating/date assignments. 

Please note, single tickets are not currently on sale and Subscribers will be given first priority for tickets to #SLACabaret. If we find it’s possible to sell single tickets after accommodating our Subscribers in a manner that also reinforces a safe environment for our artists and audiences, we’ll announce a single ticket option.

New Dates: FOUR WOMEN TALKING ABOUT THE MAN UNDER THE SHEET

SLAC wishes to thank its patrons for their continued support and patience as we plan our reopening. In examining logistics in moving forward with in-person theatre this summer/fall, it became apparent that an overlap of productions in our Upstairs and Chapel Theatres would not be feasible. Elaine Jarvik’s FOUR WOMEN TALKING ABOUT THE MAN UNDER THE SHEET will now kick off our 50th Season and will be presented September 29th through October 24th, 2021. No action is required by current ticket holders at this time. Current FOUR WOMEN... ticket holders will have the cost of their tickets prorated to their 50th Season subscription. Our full 50th Season lineup will be announced later this summer.

SLAC’s Audience Relationship Team can be reached Monday through Friday from 11am to 5pm by calling 801-363-7522 or by emailing .

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Colleen Baum and Tamara Howell in FOUR WOMEN TALKING ABOUT THE MAN UNDER THE SHEET by Elaine Jarvik. Photo: McKenna Frandsen Photography

 

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Salt Lake Acting Company is made possible, in part, by the generous support of Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks (ZAP), the Utah State Legislature, and Utah Division of Arts and Museums. 

*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

**The lighting designer for #SLACabaret is represented by United Scenic Artists Local USA 829 of the IATSE.