Keystone Theatrics Announces Auditions for Crazy Ex-travaganza! a virtual cabaret featuring the songs of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

We are excited to announce an audition opportunity for our February Cabaret for a Cause, Crazy Ex-travaganza, a love themed cabaret featuring songs from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Our Cabarets for a Cause series is our way of giving back to charities, causes, and organizations, and since February is American Heart Month, all donations/proceeds will go to the American Heart Association.

Crazy Ex-Travaganza is created and organized by Ellen Grace Diehl and Katie Anne Phykitt. Their information can be found below. Auditions are open to anyone and audition information and requirements can be found at: Submissions are due by Monday, January 18.

The final product will be filmed and released on Sunday, February 28, but there will be a rehearsal and filming period as indicated in the beginning of the form. Some rehearsals will be conducted virtually and some will be held in small groups in person following all health and safety guidelines and mandates if we are able. As always, we will be flexible as performer safety is our primary concern.

We are very excited about this cabaret and format, and we hope you will consider auditioning to be a part of it! If you have any questions, feel free to email us at

Thank you for your consideration!

Ellen Grace Diehl (she/her)

Ellen is thrilled to be working on this project with her dear friend and collaborator Katie Anne Phykitt. A senior at Messiah University, Ellen will be graduating with a B.A. in Theatre and double minor in dance and English this Spring. Ellen has been a part of many productions at Allenberry, including The Little Mermaid, Gypsy, Mamma Mia, and A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. She has choreographed several junior musical productions and currently teaches ballet and musical theatre at Dance Revelation, Mar-le-nie Dance Studio, and Cumberland Valley School of Music.

Katie Anne Phykitt (she/her)

Katie is so excited to work with Keystone Theatrics for the very first time, and is so honored to be doing so with Ellen Grace Diehl. Katie is a Senior Musical Theatre B.F.A. student at Messiah University and will be graduating this Spring. At Messiah, Katie has directed Antigone, The Insanity of Mary Girard, and most recently Ellen’s senior show, Where the Apple Falls: A Julie Andrews Story. Katie has also studied Musical Theatre at intensives through NYU Steinhart and Fordham University, and has a passion for performance as well as directing.