Musical Theater this Weekend: Mystery, Mix-up and Makeup

This weekend Cornwall wants you to solve a mystery; Just Off Broadway, Inc. invites you to Grease and Valley Central will swoon you with Crazy For You.. by Stefanie Pearl

The Cornwall High School Drama Club & Music Department present the Tony award winning "solve it yourself musical": THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD.

Cornwall high school is all wrapped in a Victorian-era mystery that is audience participatory. This is new in high school musicals (at least i've never seen it before). You pick the who-dunnit! and the ending unfolds according to the audience choices. I got to preview the show which runs Thursday (April 3) through Sunday (April 6th). The play within a play flirts with murder, addiction, stormy weather, dramatic solos, graveside conversation and is done - oh yea - entirely in British accents. The Mystery of Edwin Drood was Charles Dicken's final (and unfinished) novel. He died before he could end the story. The story was picked up and rewritten as a musical by Rupert Holmes in the 1980's. It debuted at the New York Shakespeare festival in 1985 and went on to a run on Broadway through 1987. **The Mystery of Edwin Drood contains some mature themes and colorful language. Modifications have been made to ensure its appropriateness, however parental guidance is advised.**

Brooke Garfinkle as Edwin Drood

April 3rd @ 7:00 pm*
April 4th @ 7:00 pm

April 5th @ 7:00 pm
April 6th @ 2:00 pm

Tickets (Reserved Seating): Adults $10 ** Students/Seniors $8  
(*April 3rd $5 only)

For ticket information call: 845-497-3914 or email your requests to:

Congratulations to the Cast and Crew:
Chair-people: Rhiannon Guilfoyle and Stephen DeRosa
Edwin Drood: Brooke Garfinkel (Understudy-Olivia Perrone April 3rd)
Jasper: James Gillick
Rosa: Dharani Rao
Bazzard: Gavin O'Gorman
Puffer: Mariah Hernandez (April 3rd & 5th) and Dabney Brice (April 4th & 6th) 
Crisparkle: Mike Donato
Helena: Callie Noland (April 3rd & 5th) and Kristen McGonnigle (April 4th & 6th)
Neville: Brant Toback (April 3rd & 5th) and Christian Longueira (April 4th & 6th)
Durdles: Kevin Stevens (April 3rd & 5th) and Maxx MacRae (April 4th and 6th)
Deputy: Sam Corby
Flo/Throttle: Rosie Canzoneri
Wendy: Glynis Halliday
Beatrice: Rose Foody


Valley Central presents: Crazy for You. Featuring "Someone to Watch Over Me", "Naughty Baby" and more Gershwin favorites.

April 4th at 7pm
April 5th at 7pm
April 6th at 2pm
Senior Citizen Brunch  April 6th 11am - 1pm 
Adults $7/Students $5 


Grease is the word at the historic West Shore Station in Newburgh this weekend and next.  Directed and Choreographed by JOYCE A. PRESUTTI, a celebration of the 1950's April 3 - 6 and April 10 - 13 

Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 7:30PM
Saturday and Sunday Matinees at 2:00PM
$18 for students and seniors
$20 for adults
$25 at the door

GREASE is the 1971 musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. The musical, named for the 1950's working-class youth subculture known as Greasers, is set in 1959 at fictional Rydell High School (loosely based on William Howard Taft School). It follows ten working-class teenagers as they navigate the complexities of love. The score recreates the sounds of early rock and roll with hits such as:
"You're The One That I Want", "Summer Nights", "We Go Together", "Greased Lightning", "Beauty School Dropout", and "Born To Hand Jive".

John Marro as Roger
Pierce Davis as Danny
Matt Michael as Kenickie
Josh Hansen as Doody
Chris Williams as Sonny


Photos by Jeremy Landolfa