Willy Wonka comes to St. Mary's Drama Guild
Apr 27, 2012 | 21607 views | 1 1 comments | 917 917 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Image courtesy of the St. Mary's Drama Guild.
Image courtesy of the St. Mary's Drama Guild.
The St. Mary's Drama Guild is gearing up for its 63rd anniversary year with a blockbuster live musical production of "WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY," directed by Ms. Ann Smith.  Ms. Smith said that, "This year's show promisses to be a fantastic combination of all of the wonderful talents these kids have. 

I have to mention the set design this year is particilarly excellent thanks to the incredible work of Kerryclare Gleason and TJ Kerins with the help of Ashley Gleason, Rhiannon  MOntes and Sarah Illustrissimo (Art & Design HS) under the direction of CUNY Art professor, Beata Szpura."

We are pulling out all the special effects stops with kids disappearing into the floor and flying over head!

This year's show stars Alex Gugliuzza of Resurrection Ascension as the infamous WILLY WONKA!  Co-staring with Alex is Kyle Kopczynski of St. Mary's Winfield as CHARLIE BUCKET.  Joining Kyle and Alex on stage is Gerard Lally who will be playing the role of GRANDPA JOE.  The combination of these three comedic talents is sure to produce a fantastic experience for all to see.  

Also featured in this year's production are Ashley Gleason (St. Joseph's College) & Scottie Stegman as THE GLOOPS, Allanah Doherty and Joseph Harvey (Msgr McClancy HS) as THE SALTS, Daniella Duarte, Claire Spinetti (St. Vincent Ferrer) and Kerryclare Gleason (st. Joseph's College) as THE BEAUREGARDS and Robert Biernecki and Shannon Gordon as THE TEEVEES.

And for one of the most beautiful musical numbers in the show, "Cheer Up Charlie," you can hear the angelic voice of Alexa Dayoan (Christ the King HS) singing along with Nick Ostemeier (Msgr McClancy Memorial HS).

Opening night for ROALD DAHL'S WILLY WONKA will be Saturday April 28th and it will run for 4 shows through May 6th. 

For further information send an email to Miss Ann Smith at MissAnnSmith@Live.com  or call the rectory 708-672-4848. 

Please also search for our facebook page with the same email address.

As usual the St. Mary's Drama Guild is a community-based organization that serves kids from many local area schools such as Monsignor McClancy Memorial HS, PS229, Christ the King HS, PS12, St. John's Prep HS, IS5, Cardozo HS, IS73, Francis Lewis HS, Art and Design HS, Holy Cross HS, PS53, Women's Leadership Academy, PS58, St. Sebastian's, IS125, and so many more...

Please come on down and support the kids, they tried so hard this year!  We hope to see you there!

-- The St. Mary's Drama Guild
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April 28, 2012
It's going to be a great show