All ashore who are going ashore! Wagner College Theatre kicks off its spring 2017 season with the Tony Award winning musical Titanic on it’s Main Stage. The production runs February 23rd through March 5th, 2017 on the Main Stage in Main Hall at Wagner College.
Titanic returns to port at Wagner College highly anticipated after first being staged at the college in 2002 by Drew Scott Harris (Pictured Right). Harris returns to Wagner to recreate his work for this incarnation with a cast, crew and orchestra of over 70 people. Titanic premiered on Broadway in 1997 and went on to win 5 Tony Awards including the musical theatre triple crown for Best Musical, Best Book and Best Score. The musical played over 800 performances at Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre and is based off of the true events that occurred April 15th, 1912 when the Titanic sank after striking an iceberg on it’s maiden voyage. The musical features music and lyrics by Maury Yeston and a book by Peter Stone.
Scheduled to be aboard the ship of dreams at Wagner College are Daniel Marconi (Pictured Left) as Thomas Andrews, Greg Ippolito as Bruce Ismay, Ryan Garbee as Captain E.J. Smith, Matthew Drinkwater as Frederick Barrett, Joseph Cowdrey as Frederick Fleet, Dean Marino as Henry Etches, Garrett Toole as Wallace Hartley, Zachary Norris as Harold Bride, Nicholas Barakos as William Murdoch, Zack Blanchette as Herbert Pittman, Madeline Kendall as Bellhop/Jack Thayer, Bill Wetherbee as Charles Lightoller, Clint Maddox Thompson as Robert Hitchens, Travis Harley as Bell/Boxhall, Santa Claire Hirsch as Ida Straus, Nick Manna as Isidor Straus, Matt Healey as Benjamin Guggenheim, Rachael Houser as Madame Aubert, Liam Abate as John Thayer, Carolyn Savoia as Marion Thayer, Jonah Hale as John J. Astor, Addi Berry as Madeline Astor, Kellen Gaughan as The Major, Miranda Abbott as Lady Countess Bothes, Michael Motkowski as Mr. Rogers, Abigail Brazier as Mrs. Rogers, Ryan Moroney as George Widener, Julia Adams as Eleanor Widener, Kaitlin Quann as Charlotte Drake Cardoza, Jasmine Canziani as Edith Corse Evans, John Drinkwater as Charles Clark, Dana Kluczyk as Caroline Neville, Natalie Schaffer as Alice Beane, Stephen Kallas as Edgar Beane, Albert Nelthropp as Jim Farrell, Gabrielle Baker as Kate McGowan, Lauren Dennis as Kate Mullins, Maggie Eley as Kate Murphey, Emma Pittman and Kolten Bell as The DaMicos.
As previously mentioned, Drew Scott Harris returns to Wagner as director for Titanic with musical staging by Carissa Bellando (WCT ’04) and music direction by Dr. Lauri Young. The rest of the creative team includes Phill Hickox as set designer, Polly Kendrick as costume designer, Vicki Neal as lighting designer, Richard Kroth as sound designer and Joanna Catalano as hair/wig/makeup designer. Anabel Caba is production stage manager. Mara Gannon is dialect coach.
Wagner College Theatre is a nationally ranked college theatre program located at Wagner College on Staten Island in New York City. The theatre program, which has been around since the 1960′s, has worked its way up to become one of the top ranked theatre programs by The Princeton Review. It has remained in the Top 5 Programs for the past 10+ years. The program boosts a wonderful list of alumni and produces eight productions a year with four on the Main Stage and four in the Stage One Studio. The department is well represented on Broadway both past and currently with alumni working on School Of Rock, Paramour, Dear Evan Hansen, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory and Indecent alone this season. (Pictured Right: Kelly Swint in A Chorus Line | Photo by Karen O’Donnell)
Now into it’s spring season, the rest of the Wagner College theatre season includes The Dance Project, running February 28th through March 5th, and Stupid F@%king Bird, running April 25th through April 30th, in the Stage One Studio Theatre. On the Main Stage, Wagner present’s the Tony Award winning La Cage Aux Folles April 20th through April 30th, 2017.
Wagner College Theatre’s Titanic sets sail tomorrow night on the Main Stage with performances running February 23rd through March 5th, 2017! For tickets, visit the Wagner College Box Office in Main Hall or call (718)-390-3259 Monday through Friday between 12:00-4:00PM. Current Wagner College students can attend the production for free by presenting a student ID. Don’t miss your chance to set sail with the ship of dreams as Wagner College Theatre takes on this epic Broadway musical!
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