The spotlight is on the graduating musical theatre students as they take the stage for an evening of cabaret style performances!

This show will include songs from popular Broadway musicals including Mean Girls, Dear Evan Hansen, and Six.

There will be two performances, one at 6:30 p.m. and one at 8:30 p.m.

Learn more about the Knight to Shine event and senior Musical Theatre BFA students, including cast bios and photos, at

UCF faculty and staff, and students from any institution with a valid ID can use the code ILOVEUCF2023 for a $5 discount.

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This event is generously supported by LIFE at UCF.

Knight to Shine 2023

A Musical Theatre Showcase


Directors: Tara D. Snyder and the Class of 2023
Music Director/Pianist: John Olearchick
Guitar: John Iafrate
Bass: Chris Queenan
Percussion: Joseph Cassidy
Stage Managers: Cameron Wynne & Magdalena Tronina


“Surprises, Scars, & Successes: A Medley”
The Senior Class of 2023

UCF Vignette #1

“Stranger” — Big Fish
Seamus Dougherty as Will Bloom

“If I Loved You” — Carousel
Haley Sweat as Julie Jordan & Woodrow Helms as Billy Bigelow

“The Streets of Dublin” — A Man of No Importance
Johnny Flannagan as Robbie Fay

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“Don’t Tell Mama” — Cabaret
Choreography: Dakota Jenkins
Dakota Jenkins as Sally Bowles with Alexa Boese, Janiece Deveaux, Seamus
Dougherty, Makenna Kirsch, and Haley Sweat as the Kit Kat Girls

“We Do Not Belong Together” — Sunday in the Park with George
Kayla Ginty as Dot and Johnny Flannagan as George Seurat

“Dying Ain’t So Bad”  Bonnie & Clyde
Alexa Boese as Bonnie Parker

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“Too Beautiful for Words” — The Color Purple
Janiece Deveaux as Shug Avery

“Dead Mom” — Beetlejuice
Makenna Kirsch as Lydia Deetz

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“Let Me Drown” — The Wild Party
Choreography: Woodrow Helms
Woodrow Helms as Burrs, Janiece Deveaux as Kate with Alexa Boese, Seamus Dougherty,
Johnny Flannagan, Kayla Ginty, Dakota Jenkins, Makenna Kirsch, and Haley Sweat as the Ensemble

Stretch Break

“Ex-Wives” — Six
Choreography: Makenna Kirsch
Makenna Kirsch as Anne Boleyn, Janiece Deveaux as Catherine Parr, Kayla Ginty as Anna of Cleves,
Alexa Boese as Jane Seymour, Haley Sweat as Catherine of Aragon, Dakota Jenkins as Katherine Howard

“Bring Him Home” — Les Misérables
Woodrow Helms as Jean Valjean

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“If I Could Tell Her” — Dear Evan Hansen
Seamus Dougherty as Evan Hansen and Kayla Ginty as Zoe Murphy

“Show Me” — My Fair Lady
Dakota Jenkins as Eliza Doolittle

“A Step Too Far” — Aida
Alexa Boese as Amneris, Janiece Deveaux as Aida, and Johnny Flannagan as Radames

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“I’m in Love with a Wonderful Guy” — South Pacific
Haley Sweat as Ensign Nellie Forbush

“You Could Drive a Person Crazy” — Company
Choreography: Johnny Flannagan
Johnny Flannagan as Andy, Seamus Dougherty as Theo and Woodrow Helms as P.J.

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“Somewhere That’s Green” — Little Shop of Horrors
Kayla Ginty as Audrey

“I Will Never Leave You” — Side Show
Makenna Kirsch as Daisy Hilton and Dakota Jenkins as Violet Hilton

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“I See Stars” — Mean Girls
Haley Sweat as Cady, Kayla as Janis Sarkisian, Alexa Boese as Regina George,
Janiece Deveaux as Gretchen Wieners, Dakota Jenkins as Karen Smith,
Seamus Dougherty as Damien Hubbard, with Johnny Flannagan,
Woodrow Helms and Makenna Kirsch as the Ensemble