Kaitlyn Jehele of Riverhead (right) was nominated for Best Actress in a Comedy for her performance in “It’s a Wonderful Life.” (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
Nominees for the 12th Annual Teeny Awards, which showcase the best in local high school theater, were announced Wednesday. Winners will be announced at a formal awards ceremony June 8 at Longwood High School where award-winning broadcaster and producer Bonnie Grice will serve as host. (more…)
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)
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COURTESY PHOTO | Riverhead High School principal Charles Regan, four members of the Blue Masques, Tom Williams (General Manager of Riverhead Ford-Lincoln), Directors Dena Tishim and Jessica Guadagnino and assistant principal Sean O’Hara.
The Riverhead Blue Masques received a check Thursday totaling $3,620 from Riverhead Ford-Lincoln after a successful fundraising campaign in November brought the two together. (more…)
BARBARALLEN KOCH PHOTO | The main characters, George and Mary Bailey, are played by Alex Bowe and Shannon McAlister.
The Riverhead Blue Masques are presenting “It’s A Wonderful Life, A Live Radio Play” beginning tonight at 7 p.m. Additional performances are 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the Charles Cardona Auditorium at Riverhead High School.
The performance is under the co-direction of music teacher Dena Tishim and English teacher Jessica Guadagnino.
The performance is inspired by the classic American film of the same title. It is performed as a 1940s live radio broadcast in front of a studio audience. Fifty students divided into two ensembles will perform this weekend. The actors in the photographs below will be performing Saturday night.
The main characters, George and Mary Bailey, are played by Alex Bowe and Shannon McAlister, respectively. The angel, Clara, is played by Kaitlyn Jehle and the superintendent of angels by Jesse Goodale. The announcer Freddie Fillmore is played by Kamaria Harris. Musical accompaniment on the piano is Jessica Sisti.
Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at door and $5 for seniors. For more information, contact Dena Tishim at 369-6741.