Here’s some info from the musical’s publicity committee chair, Beth Tunick:
Got Senioritis? That’s just not an option for over 200 Horace Greeley High School seniors who will be singing, dancing and acting in this year’s senior musical, the 1980’s inspired story of The Wedding Singer. With rehearsals after school and on weekends, the entire cast is working hard to get those harmonies and step-ball-changes just right. Most of the seniors haven’t been on stage since their third grade class play, so it’s truly a team effort and a bonding experience as the naturally talented help their tone deaf and less coordinated classmates.
Of course every team has some star players, and in the case of the senior musical, they might not be who you would suspect. Experienced Greeley theater regulars Justin Wolf, Emma Zander and Hannah Cohen will be sharing the stage with Hillary Ginsberg, Sycamore May, Michael Martinez, Josh Cobert, Joe Hinderstein, and Hanna Work who have each earned their acting or musical credentials on other stages.
Justin and Emma are doing double duty, as lead actors and also as student producers, along with Alanna Lauter. A veteran of several senior musical productions, Greeley theater teacher Chris Schraufnagel is once again directing the show. The Wedding Singer was chosen as this year’s musical by the entire senior class after a smaller selection committee of students read through numerous scripts over the summer. As anyone who has ever been involved with the senior musical at Greeley knows, one of the most important parts of the entire undertaking are the parents. This year parent producers, Tish Bernstein, Colleen Groppa, Marian Kelly and Cindi Work, along with the help of many Greeley parents, have put in countless hours coordinating rehearsals, costumes, scenery builds, props, tickets and a million other details. Greeley’s senior musical, is an annual event that is much anticipated by the graduating class and the community, In past years, tickets for the four performances have almost always sold out well in advance, so don’t wait to buy your tickets!
Performances are Thursday April 7 at 7:00 p.m., Friday April 8 at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday April 9 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 except the Saturday matinee which has student tickets available for $10. Friday and Saturday evening performances are almost sold out, but there are still good seats available for Thursday evening and the Saturday matinee. For ticket information call 914-741-9792, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.