The Inside Out Theatre & Company, an ensemble of students at the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department, present their debut production, We’re All Born Naked Cabaret, on Tuesday-Wednesday, March 7 and 8, at the Columbia College Chicago Music Department‘s Sherwood Recital Hall, 1312 S. Michigan, in Chicago’s South Loop. Performances take place at 6 and 8 PM both nights. Admission is free, but reservations are requested due to limited seating. For reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name, number of seats desired, and the time and date you’d like to attend.
“Our mission is to create a safe place for students to have a chance to perform and explore new and innovative ideas through musical theatre,” explains the show’s producer, Inside Out founder Noah Spiegel-Blum. “We strive to gender bend at least two roles in our productions fairly. We are open to straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual, and queer gender non-conforming actors. We intend to include as many Columbia students as possible and branch into the queer community in the future.”
Besides Spiegel-Blum, the cast includes Rhys Bakulinski, Bre Jacobs, Karissa Kosman, Morganne Melcher, Morgan Ray, Hannah Rose, Caroline Sandrell, and Josh Szabo. Bakulinski, Sandrell, and Spiegel-Blum are the show’s dance captains. The creative team includes director Jami’a Amira Taylor, musical director Jake Hartge, graphic designer Sammy Rose Conrad, and photographer Becca Lynn Johnson. The show includes selections from “The Invisible Dream,” a song cycle by Columbia College sophomores Noah Spiegel-Blum and Jake Hartge, as well as from such shows as Shrek, Hair, Carrie, Ragtime, If/Then, Fun Home, Tommy, Tick, Tick . . . BOOM!, 35 MM, and Romance/Romance.