Wagner College Theatre kicks off its entirely outdoor fall 2020 season this weekend with a joyful cabaret featuring its senior theater performance majors.
Two performances of “The Other Side of the Rainbow” will be presented on the outdoor stage, adjacent to Main Hall, on Saturday and Sunday at 8 p.m.
- The shows are being performed live for a campus audience only (Wagner faculty, staff and students).
- Both performances will be live streamed on the Wagner College Theatre Facebook page for the broader community to enjoy.
Wagner College Theatre is pioneering the effort to bring live theater back to New York City while practicing safe social distancing. “The Other Side of the Rainbow” gives the senior performance majors the opportunity to return to the stage to perform after being sent home last March to quarantine. These students have created an inspired evening full of hope, joy, and celebration.
Wagner College Theatre’s “The Other Side of the Rainbow” is directed by Michele Pawk (WCT’s “A Little Night Music” and “Anything Goes”), with music direction by Lauri Young (WCT’s “A Little Night Music” and “Nine”).
“The Other Side of the Rainbow” features Aaron Frongillo, Ali Nitowski, Brendan Hale, Brianna Cielo, Camryn Duckworth, Christiana Alicante, Colleen Kelly, David Leon, Divya Khanna, Elayna Broillet, Elbi Cespedes, Emma Alteri, Harper Levy, Jamie Baio, Remy Barson, James Brautigam, Jordan Burnett, Kamila Zando, Kira Wiggins, Kirsten Kaiser, Miles Wilkie, Nicholas Gerrity, Zac Sloan, Ashlyn Roth, Catena Vallone, A.J. Maggett, Anthony Logrande, Drew Matthews and Lindy Pokorny, all members of the Class of 2021.
The creative team includes Phill Hickox (production manager), Vicki Neal (lighting supervisor), Cameron Russell ’21 (lighting designer, video supervisor) and Conchetta Aronowitz ’20 (sound supervisor). Mary Omilian ’21 is production stage manager. The cabaret will be lit by the spring 2020 Advanced Lighting class students, who were unable to present their final projects due to Covid-19.
This is the first of WCT’s fall productions on the outdoor stage, and its first venture at live streaming. Next up:
- “The Dance Project 2020: A Celebration of (Socially Distanced) Dance,” choreographed by Rusty Curcio. Presented on the steps of Main Hall Oct. 23, 24 and 25 at 4:45 p.m., the Oct. 24 performance will be streamed live online. Watch for streaming details.
- Two Moliere one-acts, “The Jealous Husband” and “The Flying Doctor,” directed by Mickey Tennenbaum, from Oct. 30 through Nov. 1 (Friday at 4 p.m., Saturday at 2 & 4 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.) on the outdoor stage, live streaming Oct. 30 (watch for details).
- Lucas Hnath’s “A Doll’s House, Part 2,” directed by Brian Sgambati, Nov. 5–8, 7:30 p.m. on the outdoor stage. Live streaming Nov. 7; watch for details.
- “The Queen’s Men: Selections from Shakespeare’s Plague Plays,” directed by Divya Khanna ’21, Savannah Yates ’21 and Kira Wiggans ’21. Performances Nov. 13–15, 8 p.m. on the outdoor stage, with live streaming on Nov. 13 (watch for details).
The Department of Performing Arts is excited to bring new technologies together with the traditional outdoor stage as we collaborate, celebrate and look forward to what’s possible on “the other side of the rainbow.”