Les Miserables- Spring 2011

Les Miserables- Spring 2011

In The Heights, Spring 2013

In The Heights, Spring 2013

Frankenstein- Fall 2011

Frankenstein- Fall 2011

Grease- Winter 2008

Grease- Winter 2008

Sweeney Todd- Spring 2012

Sweeney Todd- Spring 2012

Anything Goes- Spring 2014

Anything Goes- Spring 2014


EVITA!! Tickets Are Now On Sale!

Tickets for our spring musical- Andrew Lloyd-Webber and Tim Rice’s masterpiece, Evita- go on sale this Monday, February 20th!  

All tickets online are $15.00.  Wagner HS students can purchase tickets in the Falcons’ Nest starting on March 1st.  Furthermore, students can purchase one ticket for $12.00 in Falcons’ Nest.

We look forward to see you once again for what promises to be another spectacular Wagner Theater production with a cast of 90 and live orchestra.

There will be five performances:

  • Friday, March 24th at 7:00pm
  • Saturday, March 25th at 7:00pm
  • Sunday, March 26th at 2:00pm
  • Friday, March 31st at 7:00pm
  • Saturday, April 1st at 8:00pm (note the later start time)

To purchase tickets, just click this link:
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The main character performance dates are:

Company: A Romantic Comedy — January 12-15 in the New Black Box!


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Company: A Romantic Comedy with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth was a groundbreaking musical set in New York City, winning  the 1971 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score, Best Lyrics, Best Scenic Design, and Best Direction of a Musical.   Wagner High School Theater has also staged acclaimed productions of two other Sondheim musicals, West Side Story in 2009 and Sweeney Todd in 2012.

Set in a swinging New York City in the 1970’s, Company follows the odyssey of perpetual bachelor Robert (Bobby) Harris on the occasion of his 35th birthday who has been unable, or more to the point, unwilling,  to walk down the aisle, until now.  A series of vignettes follows Bobby and his favorite five married couples, as well as his relationship with his three current girlfriends.  Bobby and his “good” friends gather to celebrate and offer varying degrees of relationship advice in a quirky and hilarious fashion which increasingly inspires Bobby to tie the knot before it’s too late, all seen through Bobby’s eyes.  Will he ever discover what he needs to find happiness?

Company will be the first musical production to be staged at Susan E. Wagner High School’s new Performing Arts Center and Black Box Theatre which opened this past September.   This dedicated Performing Arts Center is a first for any New York City public high school.

The show features Wagner High School’s Senior Theatre Majors including Joseph Gottfried as Bobby.  Company is directed by theatre teacher Diane Zerega with musical direction by chorus and music teacher Keith Waage.  Company will feature an orchestra under the direction of music teacher Paul Corn, who is also the Assistant Principal of the Performing and Visual Arts at Wagner High School.

Company includes some of Sondheim’s most recognizable songs including Getting Married Today, The Ladies Who Lunch,  Side by Side,  and Being Alive.

The performance dates are:

  • Thursday, January 12, @ 7:00pm
  • Friday, January 13 @ 3:00pm and 7:00pm
  • Saturday, January 14 @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, January 15, @ 2:00pm

Here is the cast list for Company with the performances each actor will be in.  For the parts with no days next to the names, those actors will be playing their role for all five performances.  (You can click on the Cast List graphic to see it larger.)


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All tickets are $15.00.  Wagner HS students can get one ticket with their ID card for $10.00 in the Falcon’s Nest starting next week.

Almost, Maine: The premiere performance for our new Black Box Theater


Yes, we should have posted this days and days or weeks and weeks ago…but here we are:

This Friday and Saturday, November 18 and 19, at 7:00pm, Wagner HS Theater will be having its premiere event in our brand new Black Box Theater. We will be presenting John Cariani’s romantic comedy, Almost, Maine, a series of nine short plays that explore love and loss in a remote, mythical almost-town called Almost, Maine.

Tickets are just $10.00 and are available online- just click here!

2016-17 Metropolitan Opera HD Broadcast Schedule

As another school year begins, the Wagner performing arts program is once again proud to serve as a site for the Metropolitan Opera HD Live Simulcasts.  We are happy to announce next year’s schedule of broadcasts.  Please note, that our schedule is slightly different from that listed on the Met Opera’s own web page.  Please use our schedule here for viewing at Wagner High School.

Once again, these broadcasts are live from the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center.  The dates and productions are:

October 22, 2016:  Don Giovanni  (1:00pm start)

January 21, 2017: Nabucco  (1:00pm start)

March 11, 2017:  La Traviata  (1:00pm start)

April 22, 2017: Eugene Onegin  (1:00pm start)

May 6, 2017: Rusalka  (1:00pm start)

We look forward to see you at the broadcasts for another wonderful year of opera from the Met!

Guys & Dolls Wins Nine National Youth Arts Awards!

We are thrilled to announce that Wagner High School’s 2016 production of the Guys & Dolls was nominated for 11 National Youth Arts awards and has won nine of those awards!

From the National Youth Arts website:

National Youth Arts is excited to begin announcing the winners of our 11th Annual National Youth Arts Awards to honor outstanding work by youth in the arts. This year more than 500 productions were considered for the awards, including shows from more than 160 different members in more than 70 cities spanning 15 states. 

This year’s award winners were selected from nominations by a panel of more than 40 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 judge was also considered for the NYA awards, as well as the adults who participated in the youth productions backstage (directors, set designers, costume designers, etc.) and guest adult performers in productions designed for youth. Thank you all for your incredible work and all the unforgettable entertainment over the past year!

The award winners will be formally presented with their awards on stage and nomination certificates will be available at the registration table for the additional nominees. The ceremonies honoring all of their accomplishments are held in different regions of the country including multiple ceremonies in Arizona, California, Colorado, and New York.


  • Outstanding Production: Guys and Dolls
  • Lead Actor in a Musical: Paul Seblano as Skye in Guys and Dolls
  • Lead Actress in a Musical: Laura Grass as Adelaide in Guys and Dolls
  • Lead Actress in a Musical: Deirdre Hansalik as Sarah in Guys and Dolls
  • Lead Actress in a Musical: Mariah Kanevsky as Adelaide in Guys and Dolls
  • Lead Actress in a Musical: Olivia Parisi as Sarah in Guys and Dolls
  • Lead Actress in a Play: Josie Brennan as Alice in You Can’t Take It With You
  • Ensemble: Guys and Dolls
  • Set Design: Diane Zerega for Guys and Dolls


  • Lead Actor in a Musical: Matthew Ferrera as Skye in Guys and Dolls
  • Lead Actor in a Musical: Joseph Gottfried as Nathan in Guys and Dolls
  • Lead Actor in a Musical: Jared Polanco as Nathan in Guys and Dolls
  • Lead Actress in a Play: Victoria Zaccardo as Penelope Sycamore in You Can’t Take It With You
  • Supporting Actor in a Musical: Shane Drucker as Nicely in Guys and Dolls
  • Featured Actress in a Musical: MaryKate Brown as Arvida in Guys and Dolls
  • Featured Actress in a Play: Aissatou Bah as Rheba in You Can’t Take It With You
  • Choreography: Christine Leonardi-Kramer for Guys and Dolls
  • Youth Orchestra: Guys and Dolls
  • Musical Direction: Paul Corn for Guys and Dolls
  • Direction: Diane Zerega for Guys and Dolls



Pre-sale for cast and crew, with a password, has already begun.  Sales for the general public will begin on Tuesday, March 1st.  All tickets are $15.00 plus a very small online service fee.   

GUYS & DOLLS COLOR [Blue Back]We strongly encourage that everyone buy their tickets online.  Once again, we are using ShowTix4U for our online purchasing. You can pick your seats and print out your tickets at home.  It helps insure a prompt start time for all our performances. 

The performance schedule for those parts with dual casting is below: 

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Guys & Dolls Rehearsal Video

With our production of Guys & Dolls just 19 days away, here’s a video of Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat from today’s rehearsal.  This was the first time the casts rehearsed on the stage with the orchestra present.  The video was taken with an iPhone in a case, so the audio sounds a bit distant.  Click on the Ticket Information link in the top menu to buy your tickets for this classic Broadway musical!

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