Les Miserables- Spring 2011

In The Heights, Spring 2013

Frankenstein- Fall 2011

Grease- Winter 2008

Sweeney Todd- Spring 2012

Anything Goes- Spring 2014


Update (Jan 17th): Little Women Tickets: SOLD OUT


Updated, January 17th, 12:54pm

Tickets for our Black Box Theater production of

Little Women: The Musical

are now on sale.

Click the show logo below to be taken to the ticket purchase site at ShowTix4U.com


 Performance dates and times are as follows:

Tuesday, January 13th at 3:30pm

Wednesday, January 14th at 3:00pm 

Thursday, January 15th at 3:00pm

Friday, January 16th at 3:00pm and 7:00pm

Saturday, January 17th at  7:00pm

Sunday, January 18th at 2:00pm

Coming to our stages: Little Women & Legally Blonde!

After a spectacular Spooktacula at the Staten Island Zoo, it was time to turn the Wagner Theater Program’s attention to this year’s productions.  First up, in January, will be the Broadway musical version of Louisa May Alcott’s American classic, Little Women.   This production will be the first time we’ve presented a musical in our Black Box Theater.  Seating in the Black Box is limited, so when tickets go on sale in early December, get them fast!

Our second production this year, on our Main Stage in the school Auditorium, will be the 2007 Broadway hit, Legally Blonde.  Tickets for Legally Blonde will go on sale in early January.   Tickets for both shows will be $15.00 (plus a small credit card charge for online purchases); Wagner High School students can purchase one ticket for their own use for $10.00.

More about the shows:

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Louisa May Alcott’s American classic this Civil War story of love and family stands the test of time.

Produced nationally and internationally, Little Women has been praised by critics for its ambition in adapting such a well-known story for the stage. This timeless captivating story is brought to life in this glorious musical filled with personal discovery, heartache, hope, and everlasting love. The original production starred the unparalleled Sutton Foster, who received TONY, Outer Critics Circle, and Drama Desk nominations for her performance.

Based on Louisa May Alcott’s life, Little Women, follows the adventures of sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but the publishers are not interested – her friend Professor Bhaer tells her that she has to do better and write more from herself. Begrudgingly taking this advice, Jo weaves the story of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War America.

Little Women embodies the complete theatrical experience, guaranteeing a night filled with laughter, tears, and a lifting of the spirit.  The powerful score soars with the sounds of personal discovery, heartache and hope — the sounds of a young America finding its voice.


LB Title_DogLegally Blonde- The Musical

Harvard’s beloved blonde takes the stage by pink storm in this fun, upbeat story of self-discovery.

A fabulously fun international award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. This action-packed musical explodes on the stage with memorable songs and dynamic dances. Equal parts hilarious and heart-warming warming, this musical is so much fun it should be illegal!

Legally Blonde: The Musical will take you from the sorority house to the halls of justice with Broadway’s brightest new heroine (and of course, her chihuahua, Bruiser).

Based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde- The Musical stays true to form with a peppy score and playful book. This musical is ridiculously enjoyable from start to finish.

Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside-down, however, when her boyfriend dumps her so he can start getting serious about his life and attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle uses her charm to get into Harvard Law. At school, she struggles with peers, professors, and Warner Huntington. With the help of Paulette and Emmett, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.



Wagner Theater Wins At National Youth Arts Awards

The Susan E. Wagner High School Theater Program is incredibly proud to announce that we have won six awards, plus seven additional nominations in the Ninth Annual National Youth Arts Awards for the 2013-2014 school year.

 Award Winners:
Lead Actor in a Musical: Andres Tirado as Billy Crocker in Anything 
Lead Actress in a Musical: Mariah Kanevsky as Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes
Lead Actress in a Musical: Cassidy Kramer as Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes
Outstanding Ensemble: Anything Goes
Choreography: Christine Leonardi-Kramer for Anything Goes
Direction: Diane Zerega for Anything Goes

Outstanding Production: Anything Goes
Lead Actress in a Musical: Gina Berrios as Hope Harcourt in Anything Goes
Lead Actress in a Musical: Gianna Chuppe as Hope Harcourt in Anything Goes
Supporting Actor in a Musical: Salvatore Mirando as Lord Evelyn Oakleigh in Anything Goes
Costume Design: Diane Zerega and Christine Kramer for Anything Goes
Set Design: Diane Zerega and Jessica Petino for Anything Goes
Youth Orchestra: Anything Goes

This year’s award winners were selected from nominations by a panel of more than twenty-five judges and reviewers. In addition to the youth who performed in schools and youth theatre companies, anyone age 18 and under who performed at a show reviewed by a National Youth Arts judge was also considered for the awards, as well as the adults who participated in the youth productions backstage (directors, set designers, costume designers, etc.) and a limited number of guest adult performers in productions designed for youth. 

2300 and Counting!!! Final Performance Tonight at 7:00pm

It is Saturday, April 5, 2014 and tonight at 7:00pm is the final performance of our hit production of the classic Cole Porter musical, Anything Goes.

Over the past two weeks, we’ve performed our first four shows to a combined audience of over 2300 people who were standing and cheering at the end of the night.

Tickets are still available for tonight’s show.  Click the link above and purchase your tickets online for $13.50 each.  MasterCard, Visa, and Discover cards are accepted.  Online sales end at 4:30pm this afternoon.

We will begin selling tickets at the door for $15.00 at 6:00pm tonight.

We almost sold out last night and therefore STRONGLY encourage people to buy their tickets online to ensure you have a seat and to facilitate a smooth start to this evening’s performance which will begin promptly at 7:00pm.

Audience members with tickets, please arrive at the school by 6:45pm also to help our show start on time.

We thank everyone for their kind and heartfelt support of our students and their program.  

Two Video Previews of Anything Goes!

As part of the music program’s first annual Choral Spectacular, we performed a couple of previews of Anything Goes in costume, with our not quite complete set!

Here’s Blow Gabriel, Blow

And James Caruso and Cassidy Kramer singing “Friendship”

Tickets are on sale now, just click the link above this post to purchase yours and see the entire, stunning production!

Video: The S.S. American Rises…with five weeks to opening night!

In just over a month, it will opening night for our grand production of the Broadway classic, Anything Goes.  The ship, that is, the set has been rising from the stage floor over the past few weeks.  Here’s a peek at what has happened so far.. we’ll be adding more to this video as the our ship, the S.S. American, continues to be fitted out!

And don’t forget… tickets are on sale (hmm…on sail, maybe?) right now.  Just click the banner ad right above here and get you tickets for what promises to be a rip roaring adventure at sea!!

Anything Goes Ticket Box Office Dates & Times

Understanding that not everyone has internet access or likes to order their tickets online, we have scheduled several opportunities for our audience to purchase tickets in advance, in person.  Below is a calendar that you can print out with those dates and times.  Tickets paid for in cash are $12.00.  We can also accept credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover), but we still need to charge the $1.50 per ticket fee for those purchases.

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