Blue Masques present ‘The Wiz’ this weekend

04/04/2014 7:00 AM |
Jesse Goodale (the Lion), Taylor Burgess (Dorothy), Jon Troiano (the Scarecrow) and Alex Bowe (the Tinman) perform in the Blue Masques production of 'The Wiz' at Riverhead High School. (Credit: Riverhead Schools)

Jesse Goodale (the Lion), Taylor Burgess (Dorothy), Jon Troiano (the Scarecrow) and Alex Bowe (the Tinman) perform in the Blue Masques production of ‘The Wiz’ at Riverhead High School. (Credit: Riverhead Schools)

The Riverhead High School Blue Masques will present the musical “The Wiz” this weekend in the Charles Cardona Auditorium. Performances begin at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 

The musical, an update of the classic story “The Wizard of Oz,” won seven Tony Awards after it opened on Broadway in 1974 and was later made into a movie starring Michael Jackson and Diana Ross. The Riverhead production is directed by Dena Tishim, with co-adviser Jessica Guadagnino. Senior Hannah Kulp and freshman Brielle Borges are choreographers; David Loddengaard will direct the pit orchestra. Senior Jerilyn Toole is stage manager.

Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door; senior citizen and student admission is $5. Students must have a valid Riverhead ID. Advance tickets are available online at brownpapertickets.com/event/571014 or call Ms. Tishim at 369-6750.

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