Monthly Archives: April 2013

Summer and College Scholarship Opportunities

Summer and college scholarship opportunities are starting to come in.  Check them out and apply!!  Click on the posters to make them larger.  More info below.



Click here for the Tony Bennett College Scholarship Application (Word document)

Click here for Tony Bennett Apprenticeship Program  (Word Document)

Scholarship auditions for Actors Connection are being held on Friday May 17th from 3pm-8pm.
Email to sign up.

“Nothing Short of Fantastic”

In today’s Staten Island Advance, Dr. Gracelyn Santos has an absolutely amazing article about In The Heights and the Wagner theater program in general.  You can read the article online at    Tickets for tonight, tomorrow, and Saturday evenings show are still available online- so click the link to the right and get your tickets now!

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In The Heights- The Pre-School Edition!!

People have asked, “What ages is In The Heights for?” The answer is, “Everyone!!” Our Lighting Director found this video on YouTube by chance. It is absolutely adorable. Our theater teacher, Diane Zerega, already wants to know if she can come to Wagner High School!

From Wagner’s Media Arts Program…A Look at Opening Night

While this web page is dedicated to the Wagner High School theater program, there are over a dozen other learning centers within the school, and we try to work together on various projects.  Two students in our Media Program, John Tashiro and John Madigan, were at opening night with their cameras and they put this together.  It is simply amazing.



(Unfortunately, because of copyright restrictions, they can’t use music from the show.  YouTube will take the video down if they do.)

Reaching New Heights at Wagner High!

In the Sunday, April 21st Staten Island Advance, columnist Bea Victor gave our production a rousing review.  Click the screen shot to read the entire article.

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Tonight is Opening Night!!

After months of rehearsal, of building a ridiculously large set, of putting  together over a hundred costumes, the night everyone has worked for is here.  At 7:00pm tonight, In The Heights premieres on the Wagner High School stage.

Tickets are still available for tonight’s show and the best way to get them is by clicking right here and buying them online.  You’ll save some money, you’ll pick your own seats, and you’ll avoid lines at the school tonight.  For those who still wish to get tickets in person, they will be on sale from about 5:30pm until showtime at 7:00pm.  Tickets at the door this evening will cost $15.00.

We will also be selling advance tickets for the four performances after tonight on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (April 22-24) evenings from 5:30pm to 7:30pm in room 141, just down the hall from the main lobby.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the performances over the next week!

Wagner HS Theater on NY1 News!

NY1 News came to our rehearsal on Sunday not to just see how the show is going, but to highlight the role that many of the student performers had in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy last fall.  Some of our performers were directly affected by it, with their homes sustaining severe damage.

Tickets are available online- just click the link in the ad at on the right.

Click on the screen shot below to hear NY1 News reporter Aaron Dickens to tell the full story:

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UPDATE:  We sent this link to Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of In The Heights and the original Usnavi on Broadway, via Twitter and later in the day we got this back:

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