Saturday, July 20, 2019

BLACK BOX Cabaret presents “I Only Wanna Laugh" - Jul 27

On Saturday, July 27 at 8 PM, BLACK BOX Cabaret presents “I Only Wanna Laugh,” an evening of musical shenanigans with Ali Funkhouser, The ACME Rhythm Section, and violinist Irina Fainkichen. A graduate of Oklahoma City University's prestigious Music Theatre program, Ali played Margot and understudied Elle Woods in Legally Blonde, directed by Laura Bell Bundy, at THE LEXington Theatre Company in Kentucky. 

Ali toured internationally with Electric Youth across the U.K., France, Italy, Austria and Slovenia, and on Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas. National tour credits include Evita (directed by Hal Prince) and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Additionally, she sang the role of La Novizia in Puccini's Suor Angelica with Chelsea Opera in New York City. Ali was trained at the Franklin School for the Performing Arts and is an alumna of Broadway Artists Alliance. She studies improv comedy at Upright Citizens Brigade in NYC.
Ali Funkhouser
Ali Funkhouser

With Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC), Ali was recently seen as Katherine in Disney’s Newsies opposite Broadway’s Christopher Rice (choreography by Chaz Wolcott). A lifelong member of FPAC, Ali has performed three solo cabaret shows at THE BLACK BOX blending comedy and traditional musical theatre.

Tickets are available at, by calling the box office at 508-528-3370, or at the door. A full cash bar is available. A suburban hub for great music and the home of the Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC), THE BLACK BOX is located at 15 West Central Street in downtown Franklin.

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