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St. Francis Prep Mounts Spring Musical, “High School Musical”
Fresh Meadows - - On April 13th, 14, and 15th, the Alvernian Drama Society of St.
Francis Prep will be present its annual spring musical. is year’s production will be the
timeless classic, “e Wizard of Oz.” is production, according to Prep’s long-time
Director of the Alvernian Drama Society, and veteran faculty member, Donna Mejia,
features a lot more dancing than audience members might be used to, including the
jitterbug, swing, tap, and ballet. e jitterbug comes from a deleted scene in the 1939
movie. Students dancing ballet will be representing snowakes in the poppy eld scene.
ese are not the only changes and updates. Munchkinland will be infused by Hip-Hop
and Rap. And in this production, the witch even sings.
As in years past, this production, from beginning to end is inclusive in terms of who is
involved. Mejia’s eater design and Production class has been doing quite a bit of
painting for sets, and designing and building props. ere are even parents getting
involved such as fathers Kevin Lee, SFP class of 1984, Bill Langan, and Carlos Berlanga,
who have been spending weekends building sets. ere’s a big cast and crew, with
students from all four grade levels. One of those students is Samantha Berlanga (Carlos’
daughter), who has been in all eight stage productions in her time at Prep.
Prep students Zoe Mitchel as Glinda and Samantha Berlanga as the Wicked Witch
Tickets are $12 for adults, and $5 for students and seniors. ey are available in Prep’s
Art oce at Prep, or at the door before each performance.
e dates are Friday, April 13th at 8PM, Saturday, April 14th at 7PM, and Sunday, April
15th at 2PM at St. Francis Prep’s Brother Ralph Cliord Memorial Auditorium, located at
6100 Francis Lewis Boulevard in Fresh Meadows, Queens.
For more information, please contact:
Jeanne Buccino, Chairperson of Art, (718) 423-8810, x218, email@example.com, or
Donna Mejia, Director of Alvernian Drama Society, (718) 423-8810, x218, firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow our rehearsals on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/sfp_alvernians/?hl=en