On Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. in Foundation Hall’s Manzulli Boardroom, please join us for a screening of “Wall Street.”
On Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. in Spiro 2, please join us for a screening of the documentary film, “Emmanuel's Gift,” which follows the life of a disabled man attempting to overcome the stigma associated with physically disabled people in Ghana. Enjoy raffles, popcorn and candy.
On Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. in the Campus Hall Performance Center, please join the Wagner College Guitar Ensemble under the direction of Ben Sher for an evening of eclectic guitar music, featuring compositions by Bach, Handel, Scott Joplin and Duke Ellington, plus traditional American, South American and Italian folk music. Musicians will include Will Pegg, Landon Akiyama, Stefanie de Phillipi, Michael Kirby McGann, Stephen Williamson, Nicholas Woodman and Cameron Alexander.
The Wagner College Theatre program continues its 45th season with a production of the girl-loves-ghoul rock ’n’ roll musical, “Zombie Prom,” running Tuesday, Nov. 19 through Sunday, Nov. 24 in the Stage One studio theater.
Directed by Wagner theater professor Mickey Tennenbaum, with choreography by Lee Tennenbaum Schnall and music direction by Matthew Hosmer, “Zombie Prom” features music by Dana P. Rowe and book and lyrics by John Dempsey, based on a story by John Dempsey and Hugh Murphy.
Set in the Atomic ’50s, “Zombie Prom” is the tale of a sweet, Gidget-like teenage girl named Toffee, played by Adena Ershow, and her “rebel without a cause” boyfriend, Jonny, played by Brad Cashman. The two meet at Enrico Fermi High School and fall in love, but the principal, Miss Delilah Strict (Bronwyn Whittle) intervenes, persuading the indecisive young Toffee to break up with Jonny. Tortured by the betrayal, Jonny drives his motorcycle to the nearby nuclear power plant and flings himself from the top of a cooling tower. Guilt-ridden and alone, Toffee mourns the loss of her love until, one day, Jonny returns, risen from the dead as a teenage nuclear zombie — and the fun begins!
In addition to cast members already named, Wagner College Theatre’s production features performance majors Arielle Gordon (Candy), Ailsa Hoke (Coco), Gregory Ippolito (Jake), Becky Kalman (Ginger), Dan Kriss (Joey), T.J. Lamando (Josh) and Joe O’Malley (Eddie Flagrante).
The production design team includes Alison Savino (sets), Brendan McCann (costumes) and Sara Bandurian (lights). Brendan Stackhouse is assistant director, and Lisa Angell is production stage manager.
“Zombie Prom” plays Tuesday, Nov. 19 through Sunday, Nov. 24 in the Stage One studio theater. Showtimes are Tuesday through Saturday at 8 p.m., with 2 p.m. matinees Saturday and Sunday.
All tickets to “Zombie Prom” are $10.
The Wagner College Theatre box office can be contacted at (718) 390-3259 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Box office hours are Monday through Friday, 12 to 4 p.m. Wagner College students, faculty and staff attend free with current ID.
“Romeo & Juliet,” Shakespeare’s popular romantic tragedy of two star-crossed lovers, runs for two weeks on the Wagner College Theatre’s Main Stage: from Wednesday, Nov. 13 through Saturday, Nov. 16; and from Wednesday, Nov. 20 through Sunday, Nov. 24. Performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m., with matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. For more details, visit our online Newsroom.