#SLACabaret Opening Now Set for August 11th; Single Tickets on Sale July 12th

02 July 2021
Cast members Michael Hernandez, Mack, Pedro Flores, Aathaven Tharmarajah, and Jae Weit warm up with director Cynthia Fleming (far right). Photo: Joshua Black Cast members Michael Hernandez, Mack, Pedro Flores, Aathaven Tharmarajah, and Jae Weit warm up with director Cynthia Fleming (far right). Photo: Joshua Black

While the cast and creative team for #SLACabaret are hard at work creating your new favorite summer tradition, we have one more date change to announce for the production. Due to an unforeseen delay in the installation of our new elevator, #SLACabaret will now play SLAC's Upstairs Theatre from August 11th to September 12th.

  • Single tickets we be on sale starting July 12th.
  • A filmed version of the production will also be available on-demand through SLAC Digital from August 28th through September 12th.
  • Patrons who may require assistance in accessing SLAC's Upstairs Theatre are strongly encouraged to purchase #SLACabaret tickets for performances during the final three weeks of the run: August 25th through September 12th.
  • Full COVID-19 safety guidelines can be accessed via this link.

#SLACabaret Date Change & Construction Update

"We're incredibly grateful to the continued patience of our audiences as we simultaneously mount a world premiere (not to mention our first in-person production in nearly a year and a half) and as we oversee massive building renovations set to make SLAC a more accessible place. However, due to circumstances beyond our control, there has been a delay in the installation of our new elevator," said Executive Artistic Director Cynthia Fleming. "In assessing how to move forward, we needed to choose an opening date that would allow for us to have an elevator for a majority of the run (the latter half) and honoring our commitment to the artists contracted for the production--many of whom have other commitments they'll need to honor beyond #SLACabaret."

SLAC's new elevator is currently scheduled to be installed in mid-August. Please note that the chair lift formerly used for Upstairs Theatre access has been removed. For questions regarding accessibility for #SLACabaret or in general, please contact Accessibility Coordinator Natalie Keezer at 801-363-7522 or by emailing .

Cast/Creative Update: Welcome Michael Hernandez & Sam Allen!

Michael Hernandez* joins the previously announced Olivia Custodio*, Pedro Flores, Wendy Josephs, Mack, Niki Rahimi, Mina Sadoon*, Aathaven Tharmarajah, Matthew Tripp, and Jae Weit*. Also joining the production is Assistant Stage Manager Sam Allen*#SLACabaret marks the Salt Lake Acting Company debut for both Hernandez and Allen.

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, Michael Hernandez, Pedro Flores, Olivia Custodio, and Niki Rahimi

As previously announced, #SLACabaret is written by Martine Kei Green-Rogers, Aaron Swenson, and Amy Wolk. 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), and Emily Chung (Sound Designer). Jennie Sant* once again serves as Production Stage Manager and is assisted by Sam Allen*

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).

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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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.