The 2022 season of Flashback Theater Co. (FbTC) continues this April with the 8th Annual Season Announcement Cabaret. Sommer Schoch, the Producing Artistic Director, will announce Flashback Theater’s next season of shows during an evening of performances by local talent. The showcase will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will take place in the Black Box Theater at 400 E Mount Vernon Street in Somerset. Audience members are encouraged to reserve their seat in advance, as space is limited. Audience members of all ages are invited to attend and all seats are pay what you can, although the suggested donation is $10.

Since 2015, the Season Announcement Cabaret has been FbTC’s annual event to celebrate the artists and audiences that make it possible to do theater all year long. Since being founded in December 2014, FbTC has produced 20 shows and made arts education accessible for all ages with educational programs like the former Let’s Play! Company and the newly founded Education Center. In 2017, the theater company moved into the former City Hall building and created their Black Box Theater, which has helped the local theater company to gain artistic momentum and visibility in the community.

While the Cabaret is a celebration of all that FbTC has accomplished in the past eight years, it is also a chance to build excitement for what lies ahead. Between performances of local theater artists, the 2022-23 season at Flashback Theater will be announced. Audiences will get a glimpse at next season’s Mainstage productions, Fringe shows, and new projects.

At the same time, the cabaret is an opportunity for local talent to stretch their performance abilities each year. Performers are encouraged to choose material that they are personally excited by and may not get to perform otherwise, which results in a unique evening of artistic expression. Once selected, each act was given complimentary coaching time with professional Flashback artists, Sommer Schoch and Billy Christopher Maupin. Many featured performers are Flashback Theater veterans, but audiences can also expect to see new faces in the mix.

This year, FbTC presents what it believes to be our most textured Cabaret yet with selections from both popular and obscure musicals, original monologues, comedy scenes, and instrumental music. Debby McDonald will be returning for her 6th Cabaret as the piano accompanist. The lineup for the night is as follows:

Every year the Cabaret proves to be an exciting and dynamic event, and this year is no exception. Join Flashback Theater in celebrating eight years of productions by attending the Cabaret on Saturday, April 9th at 7:00 p.m. 

FbTC is thankful for all sponsors and would like to recognize 2021-22 Season Spotlight  Sponsors: ABA, LLC, The City of Somerset, M&W Printing, and Kentucky Tourism, Arts, and Heritage Cabinet and Footlight Sponsors: Kinetic by Windstream, David Daring Rentals and SPEDA, for their continued support of FbTC’s production of theater that speaks to the soul.



Black Box Theater

400 East Mount Vernon St.

Somerset, KY 42501


Date and Time:

April 9th, 2022 at 7:00 pm


Reservation Link:


Suggested donation of $10 | Reservation Required