Summer Cabaret - August 21, 2018
At Rise Productions' 2018 summer cabaret began as a collaboration between Jared Dunn and Nancy O'Connor to write as many songs as they could and then get a group of talented teen singers to perform them.
They had just started rehearsals when their good friend, Blake Lucas, who had performed the role of Linus in You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown, suddenly and unexpectedly passed away. With the permission of Blake's family, the cabaret was turned into an event to honor Blake's memory and to raise money for his family. On August 21, after the funeral ceremony, eighteen students, including the entire cast of You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown, performed eleven original songs for an audience of over 300 people.
Click here to watch a full recording of the cabaret.
We are grateful for the love and support we received from:
- Laura Enslin
- The DeWitt Community Church
- Luke Tarnow-Bulatowicz
- Sara Whyland
- Brian Morey
- Jackie Michel
- Kristen Rubacka
- Karen and Nat Dunn
- Inge and Kieran O'Connor
- The Lucas Family
- All the parents
Check out some of our other productions
You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown