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  • Writer's pictureAnthony Chase

Kavinoky Kabaret - 4/5/19

The sixth floor of the academic building at D'Youville turns out to be a fabulous party room.

The Kavinoky and D'Youville College celebrated a memorable year!

Debbie Pappas and Norm Sham were sensational doing the music of Louis Prima

Kathleen M. Christy D'Youville College Vice President of Institutional Advancement, with Loraine O'Donnell, executive and artistic director of The Kavinoky Theatre. (Do note the heirloom 1920s vintage southwest necklace).

Actor Ben Michael Moran especially enjoyed the auction aspect of the evening.

Techie reunion: former stage manager Krystal Champagne with SM Michelle Eisen; prop artist Diane Almeter Jones, and ASM Erika King -- with Ben Michael Moran, still overexcited from the auction, photo-bombing.

Resident set designer David King also did well at the auction table.

Director Nancy N. Doherty with BUA artistic director / Theater News columnist Javier Bustillos

Michele Roberts and Charmagne Chi

Box office manager Dave Spychalski looking spiffy.

Visiting with Norm while the band takes a break -- Michele, Don Gervasi, Lisa Ludwig

Nicholas Tollar, Marc Sacco, Michele Roberts and Alexei Carstensen

Roger and Paul

1984 reunion -- Christopher Avery and Aleks Malejs

Charmagne Chi and Derek Moran

Carlos Jones, Bill Lovern, and Don Gervasi. Jones will direct next season's 'Hairspray" with Lovern as Edna.

Lisa Ludwig has her caricature drawn.

The night ended with an unplanned rendition of "Jump Jive and Wail" with Marc Sasso and Michele Roberts joining Norm Sham, and Lisa Ludwig and Don Gervasi, stars of "Same TIme Next Year" at Desiderio's Dinner Theatre, taking to the dance floor.


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