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HCC’s Arts Collective Presents “A Cabaret,” A Two-Night-Only Celebration of Musical Theatre April 12 and 13

March 22, 2013

(Columbia, Maryland) – Howard Community College’s (HCC) Arts Collective (AC) presents “A Cabaret” on Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13 at 8 p.m. in the college’s Studio Theatre. Directed by Grace Anastasiadis with musical director Stacey Antoine, “A Cabaret” is a musical theatre celebration featuring some of Broadway's most well-known – and not so well-known – songs, as well as original numbers from locally produced musicals. Performed songs include pieces from “Aida,” “Cabaret,” “Chicago,” “Company,” “Darling,” “Funny Girl,” “Hairspray,” “Jekyll and Hyde,” “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “The Judy Garland Show,” “The Last Five Years,” “Roberta” and much more.

Tickets are $15 for general admission; $12 for seniors, military, and groups; and $10 for students with I.D. and may be purchased through the HCC’s Horowitz Center Box Office (443-518-1500) or online at For more information about AC call 443-518-1922 or email

The Studio Theatre is located inside the Peter and Elizabeth Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center (HVPA) on the campus of HCC.

Note: Parental guidance suggested. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

“A Cabaret” features Erin Adams, Katharine Ariyan, Rachel Bailey, Robert Bradley, Timoth David Copney, Tracy Davidson, Ryan Michael Haase, Renata Hammond, Nina Kauffman, Paul Kennedy, Clare Kneebone, Kevin James Logan, Devery McDonald, Amanda Rife, Danielle Robinette, Danielle Sherry

About the Director:
Grace Anastasiadis’ recent directorial credits include “The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin” (co-directed with Ryan Michael Haase) for Stillpointe Theatre Initiative and the Strand Theater Company in Baltimore, “Arsenic and Old Lace” for Stillpointe Theatre Initiative in Baltimore, and “A Passion for Broadway” (co-directed with Jenny Male) and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” for HCC’s Arts Collective. She is the associate artistic and managing director for HCC’s Arts Collective and an adjunct theatre faculty member. Grace holds a bachelor’s degree in theatre performance from the University of Maryland and an associate degree in theatre performance from HCC.

About the Music Director:

"A Cabaret” marks Stacey Antoine first project with Arts Collective and follows a partnered production of “Rent” between HCC and Silhouette Stages. Recent credits include “The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin,” “Hello Dolly!” at Spotlighter’s Theatre, “Rocky Horror”  and “Reefer Madness”  at Baltimore Theatre Project, and “Hairspray” and “Urinetown” at Patapsco High School. Stacey received a bachelor’s degree in music with a minor in theatre from Towson University.Columbia, MD) — From a group of seven full-time Howard Community College (HCC) educators recognized by peers as outstanding faculty members in their respective divisions, Hanael Bianchi, assistant professor of history, has been named overall Outstanding Faculty member for 2012-13. As part of this award, Bianchi will lead the faculty procession at HCC’s commencement, address the student honorees at the Dean’s List receptions, and attend a major conference or other professional development activity. 

About HCC
Howard Community College (HCC) is a publicly funded two-year community college serving the educational needs of the citizens and employers in Howard County, Maryland since 1970. With its slogan, “You Can Get There from Here,” the college has forged a variety of partnerships to offer career and transfer programs to over 30,000 students annually at its main campus in Columbia, the Ecker Business Training Center, Laurel College Center, and Mount Airy College Center for Health Care Education. Located midway between two major metropolitan areas, Washington DC and Baltimore, MD, Howard Community College is an affordable, community-based institution that has long been recognized for its ability to inspire learning, and the lifelong pursuit of personal and professional goals. Among its many awards is the prestigious U.S. Senate Productivity Award for organizational performance excellence.