05/30/15 2:00pm
05/30/2015 2:00 PM

Riverhead Faculty and Community Theater will hold auditions for two youth productions — “13 the Musical” and “Forgiven: A Fairy Tale” — Monday and Tuesday, June 8 and 9, at Pulaski Street School in Riverhead. Callbacks will be held Thursday, June 11. “Forgiven” tryouts, open to ages 8-15, begin at 5:30 p.m.; “13” auditions, for ages 12-15, are at 6.  (more…)

11/21/14 6:00am
11/21/2014 6:00 AM
The first performance of 'Godspell' is scheduled for Friday at the (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Performances of ‘Godspell’ are scheduled for Friday and Saturday at the Jamesport Meeting House. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

“Godspell” is a musical retelling of the Gospel According to Matthew, in which Jesus shares parables with his followers. It seems fitting, then, that this year’s annual production by Riverhead Faculty and Community Theatre — temporarily homeless due to renovations at the high school — would land in the historic Jamesport Meeting House, which has its own history of religious services and has had numerous “resurrections” of its own over the last 275 years.  (more…)

11/12/14 6:00am
The first performance of 'Godspell' is scheduled for Friday at the (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The first performance of ‘Godspell’ is scheduled for Friday at the Jamesport Meeting House. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Riverhead Faculty and Community Theater will present the Stephen Schwartz musical “Godspell” for two weekends at the Jamesport Meeting House.


09/05/14 7:00am
09/05/2014 7:00 AM

Riverhead Faculty and Community Theatre will hold auditions for the Stephen Schwartz musical “Godspell” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, at Jamesport Meeting House at 1590 Main Road.

Actors are asked to sing 16 bars of a ballad from a show other than “Godspell” and perform a comedic monologue or a joke. Come prepared to dance. Belters may sing 16 bars of a belt song in addition. Those with special skills or talent are invited to demonstrate.

If you are unable to attend the audition, email a video of 16 bars and a monologue or joke to director Anita Boyer at [email protected].

For information, contact producer Jan McGoey at [email protected] or 466-0838.

03/07/14 8:00am
03/07/2014 8:00 AM

Former Riverhead teachers Nancy Yakobiszyn-Auletti and George Moravek, co-founders of Riverhead Faculty and Community Theatre, in recent years found themselves far away from Eastern Long Island, in separate states. Both decided to move back last year, saying they each missed their friends and community. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch photo)

Decades after they helped found the Riverhead Faculty Community Theatre in Riverhead schools, two close friends from the group found themselves living just hours apart — and nearly 1,000 miles from the East End of Long Island.  (more…)

10/05/13 10:00am
10/05/2013 10:00 AM

KEVIN WOOD COURTESY PHOTO | Tech. Sgt. Kevin Moos surprises his kids with an onstage appearance at Vail-Leavitt Music Hall.

The Riverhead Faculty and Community Theatre’s recent production of “Last Stop … Broadway” had a surprise ending at Vail-Leavitt Music Hall.

And it had nothing to do with the plot.

At the conclusion of the play, when the full cast was being introduced to the audience, one additional introduction was made — for someone who wasn’t a performer.

Technical Sergeant Kevin Moos had just returned that Friday afternoon from a six-month tour of duty in southwest Asia as a security forces member for the 106th Air National Guard in Westhampton, where he is a reservist.

His introduction to the audience came as a particular surprise to three of the cast members: his kids.

“It’s the first time they’ve seen me in seven months,” Tech. Sgt. Moos said after his big appearance. “It was very moving.”

His oldest daughter, Kyra, 13, “was three people away when I popped out from backstage, and she just ran up and hugged me,” he said. His other two children, daughter Kaelin, 12, and son, Connor, 8, were in the audience and also ran up on the stage when they saw him, he said.

“It’s great to be recognized, but I wasn’t looking for that,” Tech. Sgt. Moos said. “I was all teary-eyed and everything, so I didn’t really want to display that to the community.

“But it was really nice. I got a standing ovation.”

Tech. Sgt. Moos said he had communicated with the show’s producer, Christine Springer, on Facebook and told her he’d be arriving that afternoon,

“She didn’t want me to upset the cast by showing up an hour before opening night,” he said. “So at the end of the show, they introduced me to the audience and I surprised my children on stage.”

Tech. Sgt. Moos has been with the 106th in Westhampton for more than 20 years.

He had left for training on Feb. 10 and headed out a month later on a tour of duty in Southwest Asia.

He said he’s home “indefinitely” now and hopes to retire soon.

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