The second show of Wagner College Theatre’s spring season is Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt’s 1969 musical Celebration.
A theatrical fable, “Celebration” explores the relationships of young and old, innocent and corrupt, poor and wealthy. Written by the same team that brought “The Fantasticks” to the stage in 1960, the poetic lyrics and “eerie, yet accessible” score (as one critic put it) are sure to fascinate and delight.
“Celebration” is directed by Joey Donnelly ’10 and choreographed by Graham Keen ’10 with musical direction by Wendy Bobbitt Cavett (Broadway’s “Come From Away,” “Hamilton” and “Mamma Mia”).
“Celebration” features students Miles Wilke, Christiana Alicante, Sydney Chow, Remy Barson, Lindy Pokorny, Elbi Cespedes, Elise Killian, James Brautigam, Kate Durgin, Ben Sellers, Lila Cooper, Anthony E. LoGrande, Colleen Kelly, Ali Nitowski, Catena Vallone and Triston Qawi.
The creative team includes Phill Hickox (production manager and scenic designer), Vicki Neal (lighting co-designer, video supervisor), Anna Kruger-Dull (lighting co-designer), Conchetta Aronowitz (sound designer), Alan Michael Smith (costume designer), Teagan Hamel (hair/makeup designer), Mo Omilian (props master/assistant production manager), Brian Sharron (technical director), Wayne Ogle (master electrician), Fritz Roads (master carpenter), Hailey Delaney (production stage manager), Noah McKane (assistant music director) and Kamila Zando (assistant director).
Current students, staff and faculty will be able to watch performances in person at our outdoor stage, adjacent to Main Hall.
Those who can not be in attendance can watch live stream at ShowTix4U. ShowTix4U streaming details will be shared via Facebook the day of the performance.