January 2022 - "Getting pumped for Ring of Fire which is on the Suncoast Broadway Dinner Theatre stage from the 13th through February 5th. The show is performed by five musicians that showcase songs from the legendary Man In Black!"
January 2022 - "Spending time working on the guitar and appreciating different genres other than musical theatre. Here is Take Me Home Country Roads."
January 2022 - "Now and then, what a difference a few months make. I see there was snow in Beach Haven, NJ earlier in the week and more on the way!"
January 2022 - "One of my favorite 80s movies is The Breakfast Club. This is Andrews dramatic monologue from the movie".
January 2022 - "Better late than never. Some pictures from a trip to Saint Pete's late last year with fellow Suncoast Broadway Theatre resident company members!"
January 2022 - "Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year! Today, we close the door to the past, open the door to the future, take a deep breath, step on through and start a new chapter in life!"
December 2021 - "I'm very excited to ring in the new year at Suncoast Broadway Dinner Theatre while Brass Transit takes the stage performing the musical legacy of Chicago. This is a one night only special event from 8 pm to midnight!"
December 2021 - "As I get ready to put 2021 behind me, I can't help but reflect on the past year's journey. I proudly graduated from Wagner College with a double major in Theatre Performance and Design, Technology and Management back in May! The most exciting thing is that I have been working in my field since graduation and using my skills. I approach 2022 with hope and excitement, and look forward to a new chapter in my performance story!"
December 2021 - "Merry Christmas to all. Wishing you the happiest of holidays, especially to my family! I'm looking forward to seeing all of you next month in-between shows."
December 2021 - "Ok, so here is the picture you've all been waiting to see, me dressed as a leg lamp! That's right, I'm a major award! It's Christmas week, but there is still more time to catch A Christmas Story the Musical at Suncoast Broadway Dinner Theatre. Our last show is on the 26th!"
December 2021 - "I heard through the grapevine that Ralphie and Randy Parker are coming to Higbee's Department Store to see Santa and his jolly elves. Ralphie wants a Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-shot Range Model air rifle! I only have one thing to say, you'll shoot your eye out kid! A Christmas Story the Musical is on stage at Suncoast Broadway Dinner Theatre through December 26th!"
December 2021 - "Congratulations Corporal and Mrs. Burnett on your recent nuptials. I love you both! Can't wait to meet Luna!"
December 2021 - "My brother is getting married this weekend. In honor of his wedding day, I recorded a special song. This is When I Said I Do originally recorded by Clint Black and Lisa Hartman Black. It was one of our grandfathers favorite songs. I wish our Pop could be here to enjoy it."
December 2021 - "Time for my weekend walk down Cleveland Street to see the lamp in the Parkers window. It's a Major Award!! A Christmas Story The Musical is on stage at Suncoast Broadway Dinner Theatre through December 26th."
December 2021 - "It is December 1st, time to get the cast house in the Christmas spirit! Although it isn't a Clark Griswold light display, my dad did teach me everything I know about exterior illumination!"
November 2021 - "Howdy partner! Why don't you come on down to Suncoast Broadway Dinner Theatre to see me and the rest of the cast take the stage in A Christmas Story The Musical. I'm ready to cheer on Ralphie in the famous Ralphie to the Rescue scene!"
November 2021 - "Although I won't be with family this Thanksgiving, they are always in my heart. Wishing everyone a wonderful day with family and friends. Happy Thanksgiving!"
November 2021 - "We opened last night! I am so very proud to be part of the talented cast of A Christmas Story The Musical at Suncoast Broadway Dinner Theatre in Hudson, Florida running through December 26th!"
November 2021 - "I'm trying to add to my monologue library and recently recorded this during some downtime. Snowpiercer is a 2013 science fiction movie starring Chris Evans as Curtis Everett. The story takes place on the Snowpiercer train carrying the last remnants of humanity. Curtis is one of the lower-class tail section passengers and the leader of the revolution who rebel against the elites in the front of the train."
November 2021 - "I am eternally grateful to all of those men and woman who have fought and served for our country. Wishing you a happy, safe and peaceful Veterans Day. Thank you! "
November 2021 - "Happy 246th Birthday to the United States Marine Corps. I am the proud brother of a United States Marine who was promoted to Corporal earlier in the week. Thank you Marines for all that you do to protect and serve our country!"
November 2021 - "Guess where I am? Thrilled to be putting my Design, Technology and Management degree skills to work in Light and Sound at Suncoast Broadway Dinner Theatre!"
November 2021 - "Having a great time in Florida getting to know members of the Resident Company at Suncoast Broadway Dinner Theatre".
November 2021 - "Hey, tomorrow is Election Day! Make the time to go vote!"
October 2021 - "Wishing everyone a very Happy Halloween! Have fun and stay safe!"
October 2021 - Happy to be in beautiful, sunny Florida. I'm looking forward to getting settled in, then beginning my training and rehearsals!"
October 2021 - "I'm traveling on the Amtrak Auto Train from Lorton, Virginia to Sanford, Florida to begin my residency with Suncoast Broadway Dinner Theatre in Hudson, Florida. I had my own roomette which was a comfortable way to travel. I look forward to starting this next chapter in my performance journey!"
October 2021 - "A great trip into the city to once again visit the Drama Book Shop, this time with one of my college roomies. I have been looking for potential monologues and purchased ten different books with great material to choose from. Of course you can't walk into the Book Shop without hoping that it will be a day where Lin-Manuel Miranda is on site. I wasn't disappointed, he was there however I've always been the type to leave a celeb alone and didn't approach him."
October 2021 - "I am very excited to announce that I have accepted a position in the 2021 -2022 Resident Company at Suncoast Broadway Dinner Theatre in Hudson, Florida beginning October 25th. This is an amazing opportunity to not only add stage credits to my performance resume but also gain valuable behind the scenes tech crew experience and put my Design, Technology and Management training to use."
October 2021 - "Some pictures from my trip to South Carolina to spend time with family and visit with my brother who is stationed there."
October 2021 - "A very Happy Birthday to my Grandmother Monroe who is always in the audience supporting my performances! Here is a clip of me singing one of her favorite songs by Josh Grobin."
October 2021 - "The curtain has closed on Priscilla Beach Theatre's production of The Addams Family. I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to work with this talented cast. Wishing these amazing actors continued success in their future endeavors!"
October 2021 - "I'm having a blast with this show which has been well received by the audience! It is great to be back on the stage after an absence due to the pandemic!"
October 2021 - "We open tonight! The Addams Family runs from October 1st through October 9th at Priscilla Beach Theatre in Plymouth, Massachusetts".
September 30, 2021 - "It is my family's tradition to create a birthday tribute to me each year. This years inspirational music track is Somethings Coming from West Side Story. Happy 22nd Birthday to me!
September 2021 - "Tech week and dress rehearsals have begun! Introducing Lucas Beineke!"
September 2021 - "A new introduction video for my YouTube channel, this one filmed in front of Priscilla Beach Theatre where I am currently in rehearsals as Lucas Beineke for The Addams Family opening on October 1st."
September 2021 - "A beautiful day at Keith's Farm and Orchards for apple picking on the casts most recent day off. The Addams Family cast begins tech week tomorrow!"
September 2021 - "The Addams Family cast had a chance to visit Plymouth Rock on our day off!"
September 2021 - "We open two weeks from tonight!"
September 2021 - "Very excited to be in beautiful Plymouth, Massachusetts at Priscilla Beach Theatre where I will reprise my role as Lucas Beineke in The Addams Family . Rehearsals began yesterday and are going very well. We open on October 1st and run through October 9th. Tickets can be purchased on the Theatre's website."
September 2021 - "If you are looking for a terrific photographer in the New Jersey shore area for some amazing beach pictures, please consider Stacey Lynn Regan of Color Me Beautiful Photography. I had a photoshoot with Stacey last week in Beach Haven and absolutely love the pictures she took! I have more posted in the gallery section and throughout my website."
September 2021 - "Never Forget!"
September 2021 - "Despite the rain it was great to be back in NYC today. I had a call back for the male ensemble of the upcoming non union tour of A Christmas Story The Musical. After the audition, I stopped by the Drama Book Shop in search of some new monologue material. An enjoyable day filled with excitement for what the future holds!"
September 2021 - "A beautiful evening on the beach in Beach Haven, NJ for a photo session with Stacey from Color Me Beautiful Photography. I am looking forward to seeing the pictures."
September 2021 - "That's a wrap! My time at Show Place as one of their Singing Watri in beautiful Beach Haven, NJ has come to an end. It was a great experience that I will remember fondly. I'm moving on to my next performance adventure and heading to Priscilla Beach Theatre in Plymouth, Massachusetts on the 12th. I have been cast as Lucas Beineke in The Addams Family. We open on October 1st."
August 2021 - "Happy to have our mentor Michelle Pawk at Show Place earlier in the week to watch her recent Wagner College graduates perform. Professor Pawk is a faculty member in the Theatre Department overseeing the Senior Experience for Performance Majors, including The Professional Actor and Senior Showcase. Oh and did I mention she is a Tony Award winner!"
August 2021 - "Prayers to the families who lost loved ones yesterday during the senseless violence in Kabul. As many of you know my brother is a Marine and now heavy hearted over the loss of his brother Marines."
August 2021 - "Yesterday I was down in Point Pleasant, NJ as a participant in the annual Big Joe Jersey Talent Show. What a great experience and a fun time performing on a beach stage looking out at the ocean!"
August 2021 - "Take #2, lets try this again! Two weeks ago I was scheduled to appear at the Big Joe Jersey Talent Show in Point Pleasant which unfortunately was canceled due to the weather. I'll be on stage tonight, August 15th; the show is from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. You can vote for your favorite performer through the NJ 101.5 app."
August 2021 - "A birthday shout-out to my amazing father. Thank you for visiting me in Beach Haven yesterday and making Show Place a part of your birthday celebration! Without your love and support I wouldn't be who I am. Feeling so blessed!"
August 2021 - "Congratulations to my brother Jesse and his girlfriend Kyra who became engaged last weekend. The happy couple were at South Carolina's famous Angel Oak tree when he popped the question. I look forward to having Kyra as part of our family and wish them a lifetime of happiness."
August 2021 - "I am looking forward to my next opportunity and very excited to announce that I have been cast as Lucas Beineke in The Addams Family which will open at Priscilla Beach Theatre on October 1st. This was my call back video audition. Tickets are on sale; come see us in Plymouth Massachusetts!"
August 2021 - "If you are in Point Pleasant today, come over to cheer on the competitors in the NJ 101.5 Big Joe Jersey Talent Show from 7 pm to 8pm (weather permitting). I'll be performing I Can Do That from A Chorus Line! You can vote for your favorite performer through the NJ 101.5 app."
July 2021 - "A shout out to Emma, one of the Show Place Watri, for capturing my solo earlier in the week. Always a favorite of mine, The Impossible Dream."
July 2021 - "This is the Wager College Senior Showcase opening song titled A New World. The full showcase can be found on the Wagner College You Tube channel. It was filmed back in May and the editing was recently completed for posting. I can be seen around the 2:47 mark in a grey button down shirt. Wishing my classmates continued success as they embark on their theatre careers."
July 2021 - "This was the Good Morning America piece featuring Surflight Theatre/The Show Place which aired on July 21st. You can see my smiling face at the 2:06 and 3:15 portion of the 5:13 minute segment."
July 2021 - "So happy to have Matt and Mandy Burns (a/k/a Malcolm and Alice Beineke, my Addams Family parents) at The Show Place last night! I have fond memories of our time together on the stage two summers ago."
July 2021 - "Sharing my monologue that was recorded for Wagner's senior showcase theatre reel. This is a scene from Identity Thief, the 2013 comedic movie with Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy".
July 2021 - "Catch The Show Place on Good Morning America July 21st. We were part of their Rise and Shine tour this weekend!"
July 2021 - "Awesome news! Good Morning America will be at The Show Place in beautiful Beach Haven, NJ this Saturday to film a segment on us. Stay tuned for details on the air date!"
July 2021 - "Happy to catch up with a few Waggies in Beach Haven!"
July 2021 - "It was great to have my family in the audience at a Show Place performance! If I Only Had a Brain is a family favorite since I was cast as Scarecrow in a 2017 production of The Wizard Of Oz at Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre."
July 2021 - "Although I was singing to some empty seats for this Independence Day performance, a huge shout out to everyone who made Show Place a part of their holiday celebration. We hope you enjoyed yourselves!"
July 2021 - "Rehearsing for last night's Sing-a-Gram. Although the lighting in the video is poor with the sun behind us, what a great song request! Here I am with my song partner Kirsten singing Together, Wherever We Go! Email email@example.com to book a Sing-a-Gram for any of your summer celebrations!"
July 2021 - "Happy Birthday America!"
June 2021 - "What fun we have performing at The Show Place! Reservations can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org."
June 2021 - "The Show Place new light up window sign looks great! We are open and ready to entertain the summer crowds with our cabaret style show while they enjoy some delicious ice cream!"
June 2021 - "A quick trip home from Beach Haven to catch up with the family and see my best friend!"
June 2021 - "Happy Father's Day to my amazing father and role model! I wouldn't be who I am without your love and support. I'll miss seeing you today, but the show must go on. Sending my well wishes from The Show Place in beautiful Beach Haven."
June 2021 - "Such fun on Saturday with my first Show Place Sing-a-Gram! Please keep us in mind for any of your celebrations this summer!"
June 2021 - "A few pictures from Thursday's dress rehearsal. The Show Place opens on the 18th, can't wait!"
June 2021 - "It's almost showtime in Beach Haven! We have been hard at work rehearsing for the June 18th opening! Hope to see you in the audience for some ice cream and our cabaret style show!"
June 2021 - "Beautiful weather down in Beach Haven, NJ for my summer move in at The Show Place. Rehearsals will begin tomorrow for our June 18th opening. I can't believe the beach is only a five minute walk!"
June 2021 - "Introducing the Wagner College Theatre Performance Class of 2021! Wishing all of you continued success as you pursue your performing arts careers. I treasure our time together and will look back on my time at Wagner fondly."
May 2021 - "Memorial Day .... is the day that's set aside to remember with gratitude and pride all those who served and died for our country and our freedom. May your day be filled with memories and peace. God Bless America!"
May 2021 - "That's a wrap! I am now officially a Wagner College alumni and am proud to announce I successfully completed a double major and graduated with honors. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Performance and Design, Technology and Management."
May 2021 - " I am beyond excited to be graduating today at 4:30 pm! Wagner will live stream each of the three ceremonies, then make videos available on the Wagner College Facebook page."
May 2021 - "My final duet at Wagner College. This is titled Afternoon from the musical Alice by Heart performed with another senior theatre performance major, the talented Colleen Kelly."
May 2021 - "Hey, all you tap dancers out there! Happy National Tap Dance Day!!"
May 2021 - "Wagner College end of year, senior Design, Technology and Management dinner. I have enjoyed working with these hard working, talented students who make each Wagner performance run smoothly. I only wish I had started working on my double major in my freshman year and could have had four full years with each of you. Best of luck and continued success."
May 2021 - "If you are visiting Beach Haven N.J. this summer, consider making a reservation at The Show Place to have some ice cream and see the cabaret style show by our singing waitstaff. I am excited to be under contract with them through Labor Day!"
May 2021 - "An emotional evening as we wrap our final Wagner senior showcase performance. The final song, This Time Tomorrow, was written by my freshman year roommate, Remy Van Collen. As the mic was passed to each performer, I couldn't help but reflect on the memories of the past four years and see the tremendous professional growth each student has made!"
May 2021 - "How high can you jump?! Having some fun on the Wagner campus!"
May 2021 - "Graduation day to do list: Get a haircut for pictures. Done! One week from today, the countdown begins!"
May 2021 - "Another exciting day on the Wagner campus as seniors present the second of two showcase performances. We are also being filmed professionally today; stay tuned in the coming weeks as videos become available."
May 2021 - "Tomorrow is the big day, senior showcase for Wagner's theatre performance majors. A tremendous amount of work has been put into this presentation. There is great satisfaction in knowing that this is the culmination of my work for the past four years. It is very exciting to have arrived at this moment. Break a leg everyone!"
May 2021 - "Happy Mother's Day to my wonderful mother. I am sorry I can't spend the day with you this year due to my stage management responsibilities with Wagner's Dance Project. You are always in my thoughts and in my heart. I love you very much!"
May 2021 - "Voting ends today, May 4th at midnight for round one of Broadway Worlds Next On Stage. Thanks to those to have already cast a vote!"
May 2021 - "It's Star Wars Day! MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU!"
May 2021 - "It has been such a privilege to be the Stage Manager for this upcoming production and put my classroom knowledge to practical use. The Dance Project: Moving Through Life explores identity, individuality, reaching for success, and celebrating achieved goals. Each journey is unique as the person moving through it. Five live performances will be on the steps of Wagner College’s Main Hall a campus audience. The show will be streamed through Zoom on May 8th and 9th at 8 pm via a link on the Wagner College Theatre Facebook page."
April 2021 - "Voting begins tomorrow, April 26th and runs through May 4th for Broadway World's Next On Stage College Competition to determine the Top 30 performers. A link to my performance can be found here. Please consider casting a vote!"
April 2021 - "I was very happy to see the announcement that graduating seniors will be able to invite two people to attend commencement next month. Now possible after the New York State Department of Health updated its guidance for graduation programs. It will be great to look into the audience and see my parents who have always supported my endeavors!"
April 2021 - "As of today, I am fully vaccinated!"
April 2021 - "Musical Theatre Audition Reel filmed by Tim Grady of Tim Grady Films in N.Y.C."
April 2021 - "The Wagner College Theater Performance Class of 2021 is very excited to have Tim Grady of Tim Grady Films on campus tomorrow to film the scenes we have prepared for our Senior Showcase. Mr. Grady is a 2009 Wagner Theatre Alumni. A live performance of the Senior Showcase will occur on May 14th and May 15th at 8:00 pm for the campus community. However, the performance will also be live streamed. Additional details to follow."
April 2021 - "This is a cut from Bridge Over Trouble Water recorded for a birthday tribute to someone special to me. A shout out to the talented Wendy Cavett for her beautiful accompaniment."
April 2021 - "An exciting trip into N.Y.C. yesterday to record my audition reel. Thank you Tim Grady Films for your professionalism and flexibility. I can't wait to see the finished product."
April 2021 - "All dressed up and ready to go get my senior pictures! I wanted to incorporate a touch of green to represent Wagner. Seven weeks until graduation, WOW!"
April 2021 - "Unfortunately due to a slight up-tick in Covid-19 cases on campus, I won't be visiting with family today. I will miss spending the day with my loved ones and fondly remember the many Easter egg hunts of the past. Wishing everyone a beautiful day!"
April 2021 - "If you have anything important to tell me, please tell me tomorrow because I won't believe you today. Happy April Fools Day!"
March 2021 - "I had some free time today and was able to film a tap combo cut to Beat It by Michael Jackson".
March 2021 - "A quick trip home to visit with family and have some corned beef and cabbage. Everyone is Irish on Saint Patrick's Day. May your troubles be less, your blessings be more, and nothing but happiness come through your door!"
March 2021 - "A busy weekend filming and putting the finishing touches on my StrawHat audition videos. I will be posting some of the videos to this website and my YouTube channel in the near future."
March 2021 - "It is hard to believe that today marks the one year anniversary of my grandfathers passing. He was kindhearted, generous and very supportive of my theatre performance career aspirations. I miss talking about my most recent audition and him sharing new music that he wanted me to listen to. It saddens me that he will not get to watch me graduate from college and see where life takes me. I know he would be proud."
March 2021 - "Oh, how I love my new Bloch tap shoes! Three hours of class yesterday breaking them in and my feet survived! These will be perfectly comfortable in no time."
March 2021 - "After two failed attempts ordering and returning tap shoes on-line, I was finally able to go into N.Y.C. to try them on to find the perfect fit. Thank you Broadway Dance Center; I have been in desperate need of a new pair of tap shoes during the pandemic. My roommate needed shoes as well, so we traveled together. The city was a ghost town."
March 2021 - "Thanks to all the talented dancers who auditioned earlier in the week for this year's Dance Project which will run from May 7th to May 9th. I'm gaining valuable experience being the Stage Manager for this production and enjoy being able to put my classroom knowledge to practical use."
March 2021 - "Proud brother of a U.S. Marine! Jesse's commanding officer presented him with this challenge coin yesterday in recognition for a job well done handling an incident at the facility last week. My brother is the kind of person anyone would want around during an emergency due to his ability to react quickly and remain calm. Congratulations Jesse, I am very proud of you and knew you would continue to excel in the Marines!"
February 2021 - "Audition season for summer theatre is here! I was excited to have my A1 audition this weekend. Everything was very organized and I appreciate the hard work that went into transitioning to a virtual environment."
February 2021 - "Snow day! Wagner classes canceled. The campus looks beautiful with the snow falling!"
February 2021 - "I'm back on the Wagner College campus for the beginning of my senior spring semester. Where has the time gone?! On top of my full class load, I'll be busy in the coming weeks with A1 and Strawhat theatre auditions, being a Teacher's Assistant in Tap I, being the Stage Manager for Dance Project and of course preparing for Senior Showcase. What an exciting time in my life!"
February 2021 - "An enjoyable visit with my sweet grandmother before heading back to school for the spring semester! She has been and will always be one of my biggest fans!"
February 2021 - "I was very excited to go on the Wagner College website and see that the Performing Arts page was updated with senior theatre student's headshots, resumes, interviews and our class photo. I'm heading back to school on Saturday to begin the spring semester. It is hard to believe it is now the home stretch!"
February 2021 - "It's Groundhog Day....Again! I couldn't resist filming a scene from the 90s Bill Murray classic Groundhog Day which our family enjoys every February 2nd!"
February 2021 - "Enjoying a snow day with my best friend!"
January 2021 - "While on winter break, I prepared and filmed this monologue from Saving Private Ryan."
January 2021 - "I recently had some additional headshots taken to capture the beard that I grew for my role in Edward II, as well as pics with my glasses. I love the way they turned out and I am very happy to be able to add them to my headshot portfolio to show a different look that might get me considered for a more mature character role in the future. You can view the additional shots in the headshot section of the above gallery heading."
January 2021 - "I was very excited to open my email and find that I had made the Dean's List for the F2020 semester. Over the years, I have had my share of academic struggles, so for me this is a huge honor and accomplishment! Especially due to the fact that I am juggling two majors."
January 2021 - "I just completed a successful run in a Wagner College Shakespeare on the Oval virtual production of Kit Marlowe's Edward II as Edward. This is a brief clip of one of Edward's monologues."
January 2021 - "I'm feeling nostalgic today as I read an email from Central Casting asking if I claimed my online profile yet. Central Casting is now letting you upload additional pictures to go along with the profile photo they take and keep for three years. Looking forward to applying for backstage roles when things begin to open back up in NYC!"
January 2021 - "During the Fall of 2020, the Wagner College Senior Theatre Performance Class of 2021 had the opportunity to introduce themselves in preparation for Showcase which will occur later in the year. This is my clip where I talk about tap dancing, my favorite style of dance. Anyone interested in learning about the remainder of our senior class can view their individual videos on the Wagner College YouTube channel."
January 2021 - "The Wagner College Shakespeare On The Oval Presentation of Edward II will be performed January 15, 16th and 17th at 7:30 pm EST. Those interested can watch on the Shakespeare On The Oval Facebook page. I am thrilled to have been cast in the leading roll as Edward II".
January 2021 - "All good things must come to an end. I'm up on the roof to take the Christmas lights down!"
January 2021 - "I found a great quote I would like to share as we head into the new year. It is particularly meaningful to me since I graduate in May and will pursue my theatre career. We will open the book. It's pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Years Day."
December 2020 - "My new look for Christmas! Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Happy Holidays to all!
December 2020 - "Happy to be able to lend a hand and unload gifts at a local collection site for the Marine Toys for Tots program. It is heartwarming to see the generosity of the community. This program takes on new meaning since my older brother is a Marine."
December 2020 - "First snow storm of the season, dressed for the cold and ready to go shovel! In your absence big brother, I'm borrowing your crazy (but warm) Pittsburgh Steelers hat."
December 2020 - "I prepared this monologue as part of my Acting V final and additionally submitted it for the Wagner “Shakespeare on the Oval” Edward II audition which I have been cast in."
December 2020 - I am excited to announce that I have been cast in a Wagner College "Shakespeare on the Oval" virtual production of Kit Marlowe's Edward II. I'll provide the details and share the performance link when available."
December 2020 - "This will be our first Christmas without my grandfather. Our family visited the cemetery over the weekend and were able to bring a beautiful cross to lay on his grave. He loved watching me perform and enjoyed talking with me about music. I miss you Pop!"
November 2020 - "Chilling out with Bella, my B.F.F. Life is good!"
November 2020 - "Wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!"
November 2020 - "This was one of my submissions for my Acting V final. Momma Look Sharp is from the musical 1776 and is based on the events leading up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence. We get to hear about a young boy shot down; his mother is desperately trying to find her son and say goodbye to him before he dies on the battle field.
November 2020 - "Packed and ready to leave the Wagner campus after finishing up the fall semester. I must admit I was skeptical when I arrived back in August that we would be able to remain on campus until November. The college did a great job at maintaining our safety. From August 17th to November 23th there were 15,056 Covid tests given on campus with only 13 positive tests recorded which translates to 0.09%. I look forward to returning in February to finish up the course work for my senior year! Stay safe and well everyone!"
November 2020 - "I’m feeling nostalgic since it has been a year that Love Sick opened on the Wagner stage. How I miss the laughter of a live audience! Love Sick is a play about relationships with each scene telling a different story. I had two talented scene partners to share the stage with! Here's hoping that during 2021 the theatre community will once again hear the laughter and applause of an audience!"
November 2020 - "As the proud son of a father who served in the Air National Guard and the grandson of two grandfathers who served in the Army and Navy, I would like to say thank you for your service. Happy Veteran's Day!"
November 2020 - "StrawHat audition application completed and submitted! A different process this year with a pre-screen video requirement due to Covid. Now the waiting begins since the registration process runs until January 15, 2021."
November 2020 - "Next up for Wagner College Theatre is the critically acclaimed "A Doll’s House, Part 2" by Lucas Hnath. I'll be behind the scenes operating the lighting board. Four performances of the play will be presented on the outdoor stage, for a socially-distant and masked campus audience on November 5th-8th at 7:30 p.m. The show is directed by Brian Sgambati."
November 2020 - "I voted for the first time like so many other Americans! I was too young during the last Presidential election and am excited to have the opportunity to cast my vote this year!"
October 2020 - "This Saturday's stage make-up class fell on Halloween. We were tasked with transforming ourselves into a Halloween character of our choice during the three hour time slot. My instructor is deathly afraid of Pennywise and couldn't even look at me! I guess I'll take that as a compliment. Time to float Georgie!"
October 2020 - "A quick trip home to fill out my mail in ballot and take in a haunt at Sleepy Hollow Haunted Acres in Newton, PA. Even my parents got in the spirit with their Halloween themed face masks!"
October 2020 - "It's that time of year again, time to select spring classes and what will be my last semester at Wagner. As a theatre performance major, senior showcase will be on my schedule. Let's hope we can perform as planned for potential casting agents as prior graduating classes have done."
October 2020 - "Each week I prepare a different song in my Musical Theatre Performance II class. Students are still getting used to performing in their masks. This is What Is It About Her from The Wild Party."
October 2020 - "My cousin Courtney and her soulmate Sean are getting married today! Unfortunately, I won't be able to attend the festivities and celebrate with the happy couple. In their honor, I recorded a song that is very special to me.
September 2020 - "My family put together a wonderful tribute for my 21st birthday! Enjoy!"
September 2020 - "And that's a wrap! Wagner College's "The Other Side of The Rainbow" senior cabaret wrapped last night. I had a great time singing I've Decided to Marry You with the lovely and talented Colleen Kelly and Camryn Duckworth. This cabaret started Wagner's Fall 2020 theatre season on the school's new outdoor stage. As a theatre performance/design, tech, mgmt. double major, I had the privilege of both helping to build the stage then perform on it! Lastly, I would like to give a shout out to Seth Jolles for the great photos!"
September 2020 - "Wagner College senior theatre performance majors have been hard at work for this weekend's The Other Side of the Rainbow cabaret on our new outdoor stage. As a performance/design, tech, mgmt. double major, I also participated in the stage build. Both performances will be live streamed from the college's Facebook theatre performance page."
September 2020 - "I'm learning so much on campus this semester. Lighting Design is on my schedule as one of my Design, Tech, Mgmt. classes towards my double major. This video share is one of the projects I was working on."
September 2020 - "Wagner College Theatre announces its fall season of live outdoor and streaming performances".
September 2020 - "NEVER FORGET"!
8:46 am - North Tower Struck
9:03 am - South Tower Struck
9:37 am - Pentagon Struck
9:59 am - South Tower Collapses
10:07 am - Flight 93 Crashes in PA
10:28 am - North Tower Collapses
"Almost 3,000 lives lost. A nation forever changed!"
8:46 am - North Tower Struck
9:03 am - South Tower Struck
9:37 am - Pentagon Struck
9:59 am - South Tower Collapses
10:07 am - Flight 93 Crashes in PA
10:28 am - North Tower Collapses
"Almost 3,000 lives lost. A nation forever changed!"
September 2020 - "Lets remain diligent fellow Waggies! Everyone on campus is doing a great job wearing masks, social distancing, as well as getting their weekly Covid tests so we stay safe and remain on our beautiful Wagner campus. The numbers released by the school in the attached link are impressive!"
September 2020 - "The Wagner College Theatre outside stage is coming together nicely for our upcoming senior "Over The Rainbow" concert. As a Design, Tech, Mgmt. double major I was happy to lend a hand building and putting the skills that I have learned to work!"
September 2020 - "Wagner College Theatre students safely back and excited to work together!"
August 2020 - "Thanks dad for the use of your truck so I could move my things back to campus. Wagner Covid restrictions require students to move their belongings by themselves in the allotted hour time slot the student signed up for. My new TV wouldn't fit in the back of my car so my dad graciously let me take his truck for a few days."
August 2020 - "I checked another thing off my back to school list today. Covid-19 base line test complete. Thank you Medi-Express and LabCorp for the ease at which I could get tested and the quick turn around time on results!"
August 2020 - "I just secured my move in date and time to head back to Wagner's scenic campus. I'm looking forward to having extra space this year in one of the Seahawk Suites. My schedule for fall is exciting and includes classes in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Private Voice, Acting V, Musical Theatre Performance II, Lighting Design and Stage Make-up."
August 2020 - "It's official, Wagner College Theatre Performance Seniors have their headshots displayed on campus outside the theatre office. I'm looking forward to being back in class on August 24th to begin my senior year!"
July 2020 - "I had the honor of performing in a Courtyard Cabaret at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, PA today. This is In A Crowd Of Thousands from Anastasia."
July 2020 - "It's very exciting to have the opportunity this weekend to perform in a Courtyard Cabaret at Buck's County Playhouse in New Hope, PA. I'll be appearing again next month. Stay tuned for dates."
July 2020 - "This is one of the pictures I selected from my recent photo session with Paul Sirochman Photography in Philadelphia, PA. You can view additional photographs under the headshot section of my gallery. Thanks Paul!"
July 2020 - "Another great session at Paul Sirochman's studio, this time for senior year head shots. If you are from the Philly area and need a great photographer, please consider booking with Paul. I am a returning customer since 2018 and anxiously await viewing the proofs at the end of the week."
July 2020 - "It is awesome to be back in the classroom co-teaching a performing arts class this summer for students entering their freshman year in high school. This is my third summer and it is great to see so many faces eager to learn. I couldn't help but smile when one student said that I looked famous."
July 2020 - "Happy Independence Day! I am proud to be an American and thank those that have fought and continue to fight for our freedoms. A shout out to my brother Marine PFC Burnett currently training in Texas. Thank you for your service Jesse, I love and miss you!"
July 2020 - "I'm very excited to announce that I will be singing in multiple courtyard cabarets at New Hope's Bucks County Playhouse during July and August. I had been selected as an apprentice and would have appeared in an ensemble/swing role for their summer performance of The Addams Family had it not been canceled due to Covid-19. Please check back for cabaret dates."
June 2020 - "Happy Father's Day to my amazing Dad and the ultimate Steeler's fan. We surprised him with a framed, signed Bettis jersey from Super Bowl XL! Thanks to technology, my brother was able to Face Time with us to watch him open his gift. Jesse is a Marine and currently training in Texas. Thanks Dad for all you do, we are thankful and blessed!"
June 2020 - "A great weekend down in Cape May with friends. We couldn't resist the chance to tap on a windy pier to Step in Time".
June 2020 - "I had no idea when I visited Cape May last weekend that Congress Hall is considered one of the ten finest hotels in the world! Wow!"
June 2019 - "Very happy to see the Governor's stay at home order lifted yesterday. Looking forward to heading to Cape May for the weekend with friends. Fresh air at the beach is long overdue!"
June 2020 - "Excited to begin a Musical Theatre History class at Wagner College this summer which will lighten my course load for Senior year. Students received word recently that we'll be back on campus for the fall semester. I couldn't be happier!"
June 2020 - "I am shocked and saddened to see the images during the past few days of the rioting and looting across the country. These words do however give me hope."
May 2020 - "Memorial Day, a time to remember those who died for our freedoms! I salute and thank you all!"
May 2020 - "A beautiful day to be at Washington Crossing State Park with family. I haven't been here since the Summer of 2017 when I performed at their Open Air Theatre as the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz."
May 2020 - "Under difference world circumstances, I would have been on a flight to Venice today with the Wagner College Choir. Our seven day performance tour would have taken us to Florence and Rome. I would have attended mass at Saint Peter's Basilica. Wow! I can't help but wish things were different, however, I will remain optimistic that my performance career will take me there in the future."
May 2020 - "As is tradition each year, I have a picture taken of me all packed and ready to leave Wagner after my last final. So even though the truck is empty truck since I moved back home in March and my last final was taken at home instead of on campus, I am still very proud of the school year I just completed to become a rising senior! I'm disappointed that I won't be going to Italy next week with the college choir or participating in the Bucks County Playhouse Summer Apprenticeship, however I'm trying to remain positive and hopeful!"
May 2020 - "Wishing a Happy Mother's Day to my very sweet mom. Thank you for all that you do and for your continued love and support. A shout out to Rose Box in NYC for their beautiful arrangements of fresh cut roses that stay beautiful all year long!"
April 2020 - "A bittersweet weekend since Wagner College's On The Town would have opened on the 23rd. I was looking forward to working with some of our very talented Seniors before they graduate in May and begin their careers."
April 2020 - "I was very excited to see the New York Drama Critics' Circle Name Will Arbery's Heroes of the Fourth Turning as Best Play during the organization’s 85th annual voting meeting on April 15th. Michelle Pawk who stars as Gina, is my Wagner College Guidance Counselor and one of my Acting Professors. I am looking forward to her Acting V class this fall which prepares Seniors for a performance career."
April 2020 - "Another 1970's classic for online vocal instruction with my Wagner professor. This is Fire and Rain by the great singer/songwriter James Taylor."
April 2020 - "Online learning continues with a recording for my vocal class of this timeless classic Time In A Bottle by Jim Croce".
March - 2020 - " A little break from online learning with one of my middle school loves, Basketball!"
March 2020 - "Fond memories and happier times. My grandfather loved my run as Chef Louis in The Little Mermaid during my senior year at Notre Dame High School and watched the Les Poissons video on my YouTube channel over and over. He helped to shape my love for music and performing which I am eternally grateful for. I'll miss you Pop and I will continue to pursue my dreams and make you proud!"
March 2020 - "Happy closing to Dance Project 2020. I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to be part of Phases of Change and work with some incredibly talented dancers".
March 2020 - "Wow! I was notified earlier in the week that after my audition and subsequent call back dance video, I am being offered a summer apprenticeship in an ensemble/swing role at New Hope's Bucks County Playhouse which I promptly accepted. I can't begin to express how much this amazing opportunity means to me. The legendary Grace Kelly was on the stage in 1949. I used to go to New Hope when I was a kid and we would pass by the playhouse. Who would have thought I would one day be performing on that stage in their summer production of The Addams Family!"
February 2020 - "Wagner College D.T.M. (Design, Technology, Mgmt.) majors climbing to new heights. I'm learning so much this semester and extremely proud to be part of this program! It is a challenge to be a double major, but worth it."
February 2020 - "I am very excited to make my debut in a Wagner College Dance Project production. Last night was the first design run as we get closer to our performance dates (March 5th through March 8th). You can call the box office for tickets (718) 390-3259, Monday through Friday from noon to 4pm."
February 2020 - "Yesterday I had the honor to attend my brother’s United States Marine Corps graduation in Parris Island, South Carolina. It was really nice to have the family back together and to see all that he had accomplished over the past few months. His Senior Drill Instructor had nothing but great things to say about Jesse and how he has a bright future ahead of him. He graduated Private First Class, was one of the squad leaders for his platoon and one of the few who remained in that position for the entirety of basic training. Marine boot camp is considered to be one of the most challenging basic training's of any military branch. It pushes a recruit both physically, mentally, and morally. Because of this, the Marines are the first to be deployed. Jesse, I’ve never been more proud of you in my life. I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for you. Love you bud!"
February 2020 - "I had a great night in the city at a performance of Swan Lake with two of my roommates and some other good friends from our theatre program!!
February 2020 - "My brother my hero! I proudly announce that my brother earned the title of United States Marine yesterday after successfully completing “The Crucible”. He was promoted last night to Private First Class. The surge of emotion is intense especially due to the years and countless delays Jesse faced to be able to serve the country that he loves so much. Jesse has always had a strong will and fierce determination so our family knew he would never give up. He will defend the country with honor and always put his brother and sister Marines before himself. That’s who he is. I anxiously await flying down to his graduation on the 14th and the chance to congratulate him in person.
January 2020 - "I realize for many this is an honor that they have become used to, however for me it is a huge milestone. This is the first time I have been on the Dean's List during my time at Wagner. Academics never come easy for me and I've had to work very hard. I still remember what it was like to be that little boy who the school wanted to hold back in kindergarten. Flash forward fifteen years; I'm doing very well in my double major and still have time to participate in the college choir and theatrical productions. There is something to be said about persistence and a positive attitude, it will pay off in the end!"
January 2020 -"My hero and older brother Jesse is at Marine Boot Camp and will graduate on February 14th. Tomorrow marks the start of the Crucible which Jesse along with fellow recruits will enter. As one of the squad leaders, he'll lead them in. The Crucible is a test every recruit must go through to become a Marine. It tests every recruit physically, mentally and morally and is the defining experience of recruit training. The Crucible takes place over 54-hours, includes food and sleep deprivation and over 45 miles of marching with 45 lbs. of gear. Family members create lanterns, keeping them lit for the duration to help guide recruits "Home" and give them the strength to get through the event. It is also common to tell friends and family to turn on a porch light to show their support. I love you Jesse, our lights will be burning brightly for you!"
January 2020 - "Wow, this is the year I get cast in projects to show off my dance skills on the Wagner stage. First, in next month's Dance Project, then as a featured dancer in On The Town opening April 23rd. More details to follow."
January 2020 - "Very excited to be in NYC for my first A1 Conference auditions! I was thrilled to receive multiple call backs; I'm looking forward to seeing where this could take me during summer 2020 as I head into my senior year at Wagner."
January 2020 - " A busy audition schedule started today with Bucks County Playhouse Apprenticeship auditions up first. Apprentices who are cast will be there for the run of their main stage musical The Addams Family this summer and will become part of the acting company as chorus members or swings. What an amazing opportunity for those that get selected. Of course it is a small world in the theatre and two of my fellow cast members from last summer's Addams Family at Plays-in-the-Park were there as well!"
January 2020 - "As you can imagine, Wagner College social media is blowing up with the news that 2018 alumna Emma Pittman (center) has been cast in Chicago and will make her Broadway debut as the next Roxie Hart! It is a very exciting time to be a Wagner theatre major and see that dreams can come true with hard work and dedication!"
January 2020 - "Hadestown, Wow! It is hard to find the words to describe this amazing and emotional show that will bring you to tears. My parents couldn't have picked a more perfect Christmas gift. Thanks Mom and Dad, the show's music and message was one that I needed to hear!"
January 2020 - "Wishing everyone a very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year! Today is the first blank page of a 365 day book. Write a good one."
December 2019 - "Merry Christmas to my brother Jesse who has been on Parris Island for the past five weeks training to be a Marine. Please remember all our service members who won't be spending the holidays with their loved ones."
December 2019 - "A great trip into the city to see Tony, GRAMMY and Emmy Award Winner Cynthia Erivo and Broadway star, Billboard #1 recording artist Shoshana Bean come together for a one-night-only Holiday Spectacular at the Apollo Theater!"
December 2019 - "I am very excited to announce I was selected as one of the dancers in Wagner's 2020 Dance Project. This year's theme is seasons. I'll be one of four dancers to represent winter. Stay tuned for dates."
December 2019 - "In a world full of Grinches, be a Cindy Lou Who! Happy Holidays from Max, Cindy Lou and The Grinch."
December 2019 - "A hectic week as I head into finals and the end of the fall semester. Earlier in the week my schedule included Dance Project auditions and callbacks. This year's theme is seasons and selected dancers should be announced by Friday. Yesterday I performed for the jury panel which is a requirement for students with a music scholarship. I felt positive about my performance for both and look forward to getting feedback."
November 2019 - "Wishing everyone a very Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving! As I sit down to dinner this year, I am saddened that my big brother is not across from me at the dinner table. I hope he knows that he is in my daily thoughts as he faces the challenges of boot camp. I look forward to seeing him at graduation and telling him how very proud I am."
November 2019 - "I took my final bows earlier in the week for Love/Sick at Wagner College. My heartfelt thanks to Director Mickey Tennenbaum for giving me the opportunity to work with this group of amazing and talented performers. I am eternally grateful."
November 2019 - "Super excited to see that Broadway World had a write up of Wagner College's presentation of Love/Sick by John Cariani. I am beyond grateful to have been cast in the show and be part of the scenes "Obsessive Impulsive" and "What?!" There are two more chances to catch it on Stage One."
November 2019 - "I want to thank director Mickey Tennenbaum for letting my brother Jesse see the run through of LOVE/SICK today since he'll be shipping out for Marine boot camp in two days. Words can not express how much I love you Jesse and will miss your visits to Wagner. Thanks for always being there for me, to give advice when I need it and to listen when I have to get something off my chest. I couldn't ask for a better brother. You'll always be in my thoughts and prayers. Semper Fi!"
November 2019 - "Beyond excited to be nominated in Broadway World's Regional NJ Awards for Best Actor in a Musical for last summer's production of The Addams Family at Plays-In-The-Park in Edison. I had a blast developing the character of Lucas Beineke and enjoyed working with such talented performers. Check out the media section of my gallery to see a reel of some of my scenes".
November 2019 - "Movin' on up to the Tap IV advanced level class in my Spring 2020 schedule!! A shout out to my Wagner College tap instructor Mary Six Rubert for her continued work with me to make this goal of mine a reality! I am also excited to announce that I was asked to be a Teaching Assistant in Tap I next year!"
November 2019 - "Recently the cast of LOVE/SICK was treated to a four hour master class from playwright John Cariani (center). Mr. Cariani charmed us with his brilliant insights and observations. It was a rare opportunity for young actors and their director, Mickey Tennenbaum. Thank you Michele Pawk for making the initial introductions. LOVE/SICK opens Nov. 21st on Wagner’s Stage One."
October 2019 - "Happy Halloween from Wagner College and your favorite clown Pennywise. Time to Float Georgie!
October 2019 - "A1 Conference pre-screen auditions were held at Wagner College on Saturday, what a great experience! I was excited to receive an email Sunday night that I have been invited to audition in January which hopefully will lead to performing with a theatre company during the summer of 2020!"
October 2019 - "A frighteningly good time with friends at Bloodshed Farms in Columbus, NJ. It wouldn't be the Halloween season without attending a haunt and having a few scares!"
October 2019 - "Another adventure started this month, the first rehearsal for John Cariani’s LOVE/SICK. I'm thrilled to have the chance to share the stage and work with nine amazing actors. The show opens November 21st on Wagner College’s Stage One, watch this space for further details. LOVE/SICK is directed by Mickey Tennenbaum."
October 2019 -"Like father, like son, a Pittsburgh Steelers win last night over the Chargers thanks to our new matching checkerboard black and gold Vans! I may be at Wagner and my dads in NJ, but we're wearing our team's colors in our own special way. Love you Dad, thanks for everything you do to support my endeavors!"
October 2019 - "There is still one more chance to see Evita on Wagner College's main stage, 10-13-19 at 2pm. Evita brings to life the rags-to-riches story of Eva Perón, the First Lady of Argentina. Directed and choreographed by Chloe Treat, with music direction by Dan Garmon. Yours truly has been one of the soundboard operators for the run of this show as a tech assignment for my D.T.M. double major. What a great experience, what a great show!"
September 2019 - "Winnie the Pooh reminds us just how meaningful checking in on a friend can be not just during Suicide Prevention Awareness Month but always". It occurred to Pooh and Piglet that they hadn't heard from Eeyore for several days, so they put on their hats and coats and trotted across the Hundred Acre Wood to Eeyore's stick house. Inside the house was Eeyore. "Hello Eeyore," said Pooh. "Hello Pooh. Hello Piglet," said Eeyore, in a Glum Sounding Voice. "We just thought we'd check in on you," said Piglet, "because we hadn't heard from you, and so we wanted to know if you were okay." Eeyore was silent for a moment. "Am I okay?" he asked, eventually. "Well, I don't know, to be honest. Are any of us really okay? That's what I ask myself. All I can tell you, Pooh and Piglet, is that right now I feel really rather Sad, and Alone, and Not Much Fun To Be Around At All. Which is why I haven't bothered you. Because you wouldn't want to waste your time hanging out with someone who is Sad, and Alone, and Not Much Fun To Be Around At All, would you now." Pooh looked and Piglet, and Piglet looked at Pooh, and they both sat down, one on either side of Eeyore in his stick house.
Eeyore looked at them in surprise. "What are you doing?" "We're sitting here with you," said Pooh, "because we are your friends. And true friends don't care if someone is feeling Sad, or Alone, or Not Much Fun To Be Around At All. True friends are there for you anyway. And so here we are."
"Oh," said Eeyore. "Oh." And the three of them sat there in silence, and while Pooh and Piglet said nothing at all; somehow, almost imperceptibly, Eeyore started to feel a very tiny little bit better.
"In tribute to my high school friend and fellow performer Nick Pratico (seen in the picture below standing to my right). We lost Nick to suicide in September 2017. I wish I had known what he was going through and had been there to check in on him."
Eeyore looked at them in surprise. "What are you doing?" "We're sitting here with you," said Pooh, "because we are your friends. And true friends don't care if someone is feeling Sad, or Alone, or Not Much Fun To Be Around At All. True friends are there for you anyway. And so here we are."
"Oh," said Eeyore. "Oh." And the three of them sat there in silence, and while Pooh and Piglet said nothing at all; somehow, almost imperceptibly, Eeyore started to feel a very tiny little bit better.
"In tribute to my high school friend and fellow performer Nick Pratico (seen in the picture below standing to my right). We lost Nick to suicide in September 2017. I wish I had known what he was going through and had been there to check in on him."
September 2019 - "Sharing a heartfelt birthday tribute created by my family honoring my 20th Birthday. I wouldn't be who I am today without them. Thanks Mom, Dad and Jesse; I love you guys!"
September 2019 - "NBCs Bluff City Law premiered earlier in the week. As a current Wagner College Theatre major, it is exciting to say that the shows co-star Caitlin McGee is a 2010 Wagner College Theatre alumna. I'm so thankful to be at such a highly rated school with alumni that prove that there are endless possibilities with dedication and hard work."
September 2019 - "A beautiful sunny day to be in the city to support the annual Broadway Flea Market. I picked up a cap from Carousel and a Dear Evan Hanson polo. Very excited to see and shake the hand of Rachel Zegler, the amazingly talented Jersey girl cast as Maria in Steven Spielberg's remake of the classic West Side Story!"
September 2019 - "A great weekend at J.M.U. to visit my love before our schedules get too hectic with our respective shows! Thank you Megabus for your affordable service from N.Y.C. to D.C.! It certainly helps a college student on a budget".
"I'm very excited to announce my acting debut on the Wagner College stage in John Cariani's Love/Sick, a collection of nine quirky scenes about the mysteries of relationships. The show is directed by Mickey Tennenbaum and will run from November 21st - 24th. I look forward to sharing the stage with some extremely talented, dedicated comedic performers. Here's to the start of a great semester!"
August 2019 - "Wagner College Theatre upperclassmen welcome the class of 2023 on the steps of the Main Hall. You can find me in the top right corner. Wishing the new class all the best. I hope they enjoy being part of this highly rated program as much as I have!"
August 2019 - "And just like that summer break is over and I'm back at Wagner College to begin my junior year. I had a busy summer working as a counselor at a performing arts camp, performing in The Addams Family Musical as Lucas Beineke and taking two General Education classes to catch up with my double major. I have a full schedule this semester with Acting III, Stage Directing, Stagecraft, Drafting for the Stage, Ballet II, Tap III, Musical Theatre Styles Tap and private voice lessons. I'm a member of the Wagner College Choir and arrived on campus early to sing at convocation for the incoming 2023 freshman class. The choir will be traveling abroad and performing in Italy during the later half of May 2020 which I'm very excited about!"
August 2019 - "A few fun trips to the Jersey shore this summer with my girlfriend, my brother and some good friends! I love all of you, thanks for the memories!"
August 2019 - "Beyond grateful to be able to perform The National Anthem at a Somerset Patriots game. Many thanks!"
August 2019 - "That's a wrap! I'm so incredibly proud to have been part of this amazing production. I worked with the most talented performers and am grateful to have been part of the cast. It has been an honor and I sincerely hope we'll work together in the future."
August 2019 - "Thanks Paul Sirochman Photography for the great headshots you took to begin my junior year at Wagner College. This is the one I'm going to lead with!"
August 2019 - "It was great to have my family in the audience to see the show tonight. I can't thank them enough for their continued support since I wouldn't have gotten this role without them. I have told this story before, but I'll tell it again. I received a call back for the role of Lucas, however I was at school and didn't have a ride to be able to attend. Upon hearing that, my parent's drove to Wagner to pick me up to bring me to the audition. The rest is history. Thanks mom and dad for all you do!"
July 2019 - "So happy to be part of this family! The Addams Family Musical opens tonight at Plays-in-the-Park in Edison, NJ! Hope to see you there."
July 2019 - "Tech week has been great, hard to believe we open in three days! Here I am with Wednesday and some of the Addams ancestors. Sitzprobe is tonight and tomorrow night we add in the fog and haze machines. Can't wait!"
July 2019 - "Proud boyfriend moment watching Makenna perform last night. If you are looking for a great show this summer, I would highly recommend Mamma Mia currently on stage at Bucks County Playhouse in scenic New Hope. Makenna is a rising sophomore at JMU and is part of the Playhouses highly competitive apprenticeship program in a swing role. I was not aware that Grace Kelly launched her career at the Playhouse. Wow! After the show apprentices perform in a Cabaret at The Deck Restaurant/Bar attached to the Playhouse. What a great experience for them and a thrill for the audience to know they are watching the next generation of theatre professionals!! Bravo!"
July 2019 - "Sharing my dedication to my cousin Courtney as she celebrates her engagement. I know all dads and their daughters can appreciate the sentiment of this very moving song titled Happy/Sad. I am currently in rehearsals for The Addams Family Musical so this song has been on my mind."
July 2019 - " My grandfather turned 80 over the weekend and I had the honor of singing for him. He has always been one of my biggest supporters and fans! Thanks Pop for all you do, I love you very much!"
July 2019 - "Happy Independence Day! What a great day hanging out with my family, relaxing on the deck and playing horseshoes with my brother Jesse".
June 2019 - "Addams Family rehearsals are going well. We have already had a complete run through and are scheduled to be off book by July 7th. Cast head shots are being taken on the 7th as well. Last night the family continued work on the Full Disclosure scene. We open July 31st!"
June 2019 - "A great day in the city to visit my other half on her day off from rehearsing for Mama Mia which opens at Bucks County Playhouse on June 28th. We spent part of the day in Central Park and are always appreciative of a willing kind person to take a picture of us."
June 2019 - "Happy Father's Day to my amazing dad. I can't begin to thank you for all that you do for me! I wouldn't be who I am today without you, mom and Jesse. All my love."
June 2019 - "What a great first rehearsal for The Addams Family cast of the Middlesex, N.J. Plays-In-The-Park end of summer show! Excited to meet everyone and block out "One Normal Night" and "When You're An Adams". I'm looking forward to putting my own personal touches as I develop the character of Lucas!"
June 2019 - "Dress rehearsal for All That Jazz Dance Academy as it presents their recital titled "Applause" at Rider University's Yvonne Theater where I am appearing as an alumni guest. I can't wait until I break in my new Miller and Ben tap shoes and can use them for future performances!"
June - "Dress rehearsal for All That Jazz Dance Academy as it presents their recital titled "Applause" at Rider University's Yvonne Theater where I am appearing as an alumni guest. Into The Woods is one of the shows I would love to be cast in, but for now I'll settle with performing Giants In The Sky!"
June 2019 - "A selfie at Central Casting in NYC. I am now officially registered as a non union member and can apply for background work. Hey, you never know, Brad Pitt got his start at Central Casting!"
June 2019 - "Thank you Broadway Dance Center for fitting me for my first pair of Miller and Ben tap shoes. I picked the Jazz Tap Master and can't wait to start breaking them in this summer so they'll be good to go when I'm back to class at Wagner College in August!"
May 2019 - "They're creepy and they're kooky, mysterious and spooky - they're all together ooky...The ADDAMS FAMILY - some awesome graveyard pieces from the set model by designer Mike D'Acrcy. Very excited to go to my costume fitting tonight and start the countdown for rehearsals to begin. Check our updates on Facebook for all three Plays-In-The-Park Summer Shows. Can't wait!"
May 2019 - "What a privilege to be asked to sing "The National Anthem" at the 149th Yardville Groveville Memorial Day Parade Service. I attended pre-school across the street and it is always an honor to be able to give back to my local community. Thank you to the parade committee for organizing such a wonderful event."
May 2019 - "A great first day at my M.C.C.C. summer biology class to help me get on track for my Wagner double major. I'll be on campus three days a week for a class then lab through June. Then things really get busy in July with a psychology class, play rehearsals and my performing arts summer camp job!"
May 2019 - "Happy Mother's Day to the best grandmom a grandson could ask for. Thanks for always supporting my performances and helping me achieve my dreams!"
May 2019 - "I'm very excited to announce there is now an official date for my National Anthem performance at a Somerset Patriots game this season. I'll be singing on August 13th which is their Star Wars Night. The players will be wearing Star Wars themed jerseys that will be auctioned off. Sounds like a fun game to be a part of!"
May 2019 - "Great concert last night given by the Community Christian Choir who has raised and donated more than $256,000 in their twenty three year history. I was blessed to spend six years singing with the choir and was happy to be in the audience to listen to my friend Jordan perform with them for the last time. Jordan is a talented vocalist who will be joining me at Wagner College in the fall as an music education major. What a small world that another Notre Dame High School alumni has chosen to pursue their college education at Wagner."
May 2019 - "And just like that, my sophomore year comes to an end and I'm halfway through my time at Wagner College. Wow I'm a rising junior already!"
April 2019 - "This was a follow up to last month's Somerset Patriots National Anthem auditions. Finalists were asked to sing the anthem on the field and see what the acoustics are like. I will be contacted in the coming weeks to schedule a mutually agreeable date to sing at a 2019 game. Thanks for giving me this opportunity!"
April 2019 - "Sharing a Behind the Scenes look at the recent Plays-In-The-Park Auditions. You can pick me out in a few places with my Hollister T-shirt. I'll be appearing as Lucas Beineke in The Addams Family, one of three shows presented this summer by Plays-In-The-Park."
April 2019 - "Blessed to be home for the weekend to celebrate Easter with my family."
"April - "If you are going to be in the city, please consider buying tickets for Beautiful on Broadway. I'm very proud to announce that one of my Theatre Professors (who is also my Wagner College Advisor), Tony award winner Michele Pawk, is in the show as Genie Klein."
April 2019 - "My busy audition month for summer theatre has come to an end. This weekend I was put through an intense dance audition at Algonquin Arts Theatre for A Chorus Line. What more can I say but God I Hope I Get It!!"
April 2019 - "I was thrilled to receive a call this afternoon letting me know I was cast in a Middlesex County Plays-in-the-Park presentation of The Addams Family as Lucas Beineke (Wednesday's boyfriend). The show will run July 31, 2019 through August 10, 2019 with performances at 8 pm. Plays-in-the-Park is conveniently located one block south of the Menlo Park Mall off of Route 1, in Edison, N.J."
April 2019 - "Scene practice for my Middlesex New Jersey Plays In The Park audition for their August production of The Addams Family. I was excited to be called back for the role of Lucas. A huge thank you to my family and friends who helped get me to four separate auditions this week from my Staten Island campus to call backs for three different shows!"
April 2019 - "Middlesex New Jersey Play In The Park initial auditions concluded today. This will be a busy week as I prepare for my call back to be considered for Davey, Crutchie orJack. I'm going to work hard and Seize The Day!!"
April 2019 - "Humbled once again to sing in the annual spring recital of the vocal studios of Professors Michelle Ivy and Anthony Turner along with so many other talented musical theatre performance majors. My selection this year was On The Street Where You Live from My Fair Lady which can be found on the media section of my gallery".
March 2019 - "A beautiful day to be in the city and then on stage at The Producers Club. This is my third cabaret where Napat has been the accompanist. Wow, what an amazing job he does sight reading for so many singers! You can find my performance from today on the media section of my gallery.
March 2019 - "I was invited along with the other finalists from the March 9th National Anthem audition to come out to TD Bank Ballpark on Saturday, April 27th for one last audition! Here, I will perform the National Anthem to get a feel for the acoustics and for confirmation finalists know the song. If everything goes smoothly, they will set up a game during the season that works for me to perform at!"
March 2019 - "Very excited to once again be on stage at Carnegie Hall with the Wagner College Choir."
March 2019 - "On stage this afternoon with some very talented singers at The Producers Club for the Kid Kat Kabaret showcase. You can find my performance of Pure Imagination on the media section of my gallery."
March 2019 - "Another video from Musical Theatre Performance class. Here is my duet with Colleen, All Er Nuthin from Oklahoma".
March 2019 - "Just completed registration for two summer classes at my local community college to get caught up with general education requirements to support my double major. Here's to a successful summer!"
March 2019 - "Feeling festive at Wagner College! Everyone is a bit Irish on Saint Patrick's Day!
March 2019 - "I am honored to announce that I was one of the audition finalists selected for the opportunity to sing The National Anthem at a 2019 Somerset Patriots game. Next up, a performance of The National Anthem at TD Bank Ballpark to get the final stamp of approval!"
March 2019 -"Very happy to be at Bridgewater Commons Mall to audition for a chance to sing The National Anthem during one of the Somerset Patriots 2019 games at TD Bank Ballpark. You can find my audition on the media page of my gallery. Singers were asked to perform sixty seconds of a family friendly song. My selection was Proud of Your Boy from Aladdin."
March 2019 - "Another amazing show at my alma mater Notre Dame High School! Congratulations to my good friend Jordan for being cast as Sarah Brown. Jordan has a beautiful voice and her performance was awesome. I was very happy to hear that she has made the decision to attend Wagner College as a music education major. I look forward to seeing her on campus and am confident more great things are ahead for her."
February 2019 - "Two years ago I was auditioning at Wagner College for entrance into their esteemed theatre program, fast forward to today where I am a sophomore theatre performance major and an audition day volunteer. If you are looking for a small school with a great program set on a beautiful campus with the added benefit of being only a ferry ride away from NYC, then Wagner is a great choice. I couldn't be happier with the education I am receiving to prepare me for a theatre career."
February 2019 - "Having a blast in Musical Theatre Performance class!"
January - "Happy 21st Birthday to my older brother and best friend Jesse. Thanks for always being there for me, I can't begin to express how much I love you! Best of luck this year as you move forward with your military career."
January - "While home on Wagner winter break, I was able to work with my mentor and good friend Jahmai preparing for summer camp. We presented a work shop and I assisted with planning decisions which was something I hadn't previously been involved with. Last summer I was a performing arts counselor teaching music theory, acting, singing and dancing to middle school children. The end of camp program was such a success, that grant funding has increased to add new locations which will allow more children to participate. Jahmai is a talented pianist pursuing a music degree at Montclair State University. We've known each other since high school and he was one of the mentor's that I recognized last year at my Eagle Scout Court of Honor. Thanks Jahmai for allowing me to use my Wagner training to share the joys of performing arts."
January 2019 - "It is great to be back at Wagner where I'm looking forward to a semester filled with multiple performance classes. I'll be busy with ballet, tap, modern, musical theatre performance and movement for the performer. The movement class would have helped me give a stronger December audition for Pirates of Penzance, however I'm glad to be in the class now and know it will be useful in the future. I would also like to give a shout out to my roommate Anthony who spent last semester in London. Happy to have you back on the Wagner campus!"
December 2018 - "A great day in the city skating at Bryant Park, visiting Rockefeller Center and seeing Frozen on Broadway! Thanks Makenna for an awesome gift!
December 2018 - "Thank you Debby Delpopolo, the director and my former tap teacher at All That Jazz Dance Academy for including me in today's holiday show for the residents of Hamilton Continuing Care. The link to my performance of Christmas Shoes can be found on my media gallery page."
November 2018 - "Currently on the main stage at Wagner College is the musical Working. The show examines 26 people from all walks of life and proves that a job is more than a job for the average working American. Although I was not cast in the show, I am working behind the scenes on stage lighting getting another tech assignment under my belt. The director did however need someone to walk on stage as a waiter. Since he knew me from my tech time earlier in the year on Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and also knew I am a performance major, I got the job. Hey every actor has to start somewhere, even a small role on their college stage."
November 2018 - "Thankful and Blessed! It is great to be home to celebrate Thanksgiving and have the chance to see family and friends. Not to mention how awesome it is to have a home cooked meal, thanks Mom! As a college student I use Door Dash a few times per week and can really appreciate sitting around the table with family. Happy Thanksgiving to all!"
October 2018 - "I had one of my favorite movies on today, "School of Rock" with Jack Black. Little bit of trivia, did you know that the school portrayed in the movie is actually main hall at Wagner College where I attend my theatre classes?"
October 2018 - "Getting in the Halloween spirit on campus with my roommate David! If you're wondering, I'm on the left."
October 2018 - "A quick but fun trip from Wagner to J.M.U. to see Makenna who is enjoying her first year in their Musical Theatre Program! Gotta love Megabus, they stop at the J.M.U. Transit Station!
October 2018 - "Home for fall break to help celebrate my Grandmother's 80th Birthday! This wonderful woman is one of my biggest fans and supporters as I continue to train for a career in musical theatre. Thank you Grandmom for always being there for me and Jesse! We love you very much!"
September 2018 - "A great weekend home from Wagner College celebrating my 19th Birthday with family. The only thing missing was my beautiful girlfriend who attends school at J.M.U. She did send me this fun video which brought a smile to my face. Thanks Makenna, can't wait to see you in two weeks!"
August 2018 - "It is great to be back at Wagner College for the start of my sophomore year. This semester I'll be moving up to Tap III, beginning private guitar lessons and ballet, taking Voice and Diction, as well as continuing my vocal studies with Anthony Turner. A busy week ahead with two auditions for our fall shows and a make up Musical Theatre Dance final from last semester. Bring it on!"
August 2018 - "After a seven year journey from Scout to Eagle Scout, today I celebrated by Court of Honor with family and friends to commemorate this achievement. I am honored to join my older brother Jesse in the Eagle Scout brotherhood. I thank my parents for their love, support and their willingness to help guide me so I could obtain this goal."
August 2018 - "What a great summer it has been for the campers at the Above and Beyond Performing Arts Camp. They worked very hard during the past six weeks to develop new skills in preparation for their Moana performance. It was great to work side by side with fellow Notre Dame performing arts alumni as counselors. I take with me fond memories and hope that I helped inspire the kids to pursue their dreams."
Enjoyed a trip into the city to see my college roommate who is a rising Wagner sophomore in the lead of "It's Pinocchio" a play written and adapted by a Wagner College rising senior. The venue was a few doors down from where Daniel Radcliffe is performing in “The Lifespan of a Fact". Wow, very exciting!
July 2018 - "Opening night, it was great to be back on stage! A huge shout out to my Wagner roommate Anthony for being in the audience as Music Mountain Theatre's The Little Mermaid opened. Here's to a great run!"
June 2018 - "It has been awhile since I have been on this campus. There is a lot of catching up to do with my Westminster Conservatory of Music vocal teacher as I begin summer training with her to keep my voice in shape until school begins this fall. Thank you Linda for your guidance over the years!"
June 2018 -"Very excited to be back performing at another Kit Kat Kabaret. This time at different venue, The Duplex in NYCs West Greenwhich Village."
June 2018 - "Fast forward! Last year, I was celebrating my Notre Dame graduation, this year I'm celebrating Makenna's. It is hard to believe a year has passed and we are both now ND alumni. Best of luck at JMU as you pursue your musical theatre dreams!"
June 2018 - "My last Notre Dame prom. I've had the honor of escorting Makenna to four ND proms; this being her senior prom. Best of luck to all my friends graduating this month. It is my hope that you'll have great success at the colleges you'll be attending as I have had at Wagner."
May 2018 - "The Wagner College choir is back from a concert tour in Costa Rica . I would personally like to thank Monica and Esteban for taking me into their home and being wonderful hosts. I'm so happy to have had the opportunity to experience a different beautiful culture and to have created new friendships along the way. "
May 2018 - "Where does the time go?! All packed and ready to go home after completing my first year at Wagner College. It has been an amazing school year! I have made some awesome friends, learned so much in the classroom to make me a better performer and had the opportunity to be so close to the city to experience all it has to offer. I'm looking forward to the summer where I'll travel with the Wagner Choir to Costa Rica for a concert tour, be a featured dancer in a production of The Little Mermaid and teach music theory at a summer camp. Can't wait for these new experiences!"
May 2018 - "Susan Fenley's first year acting students at Wagner College in the classic Charlie's Angels pose. Great class, I learned so much! Professor Fenley complimented me at the end of the semester and said I was a great actor and to not give up."
April 2018 - "A promposal to her senior prom from my beautiful better half who will be pursuing a musical theatre degree this fall at James Madison University".
April 2018 - "Wagner College Theatre acting class trip to the zoo for animal/human movement character research".
April 2018 - "My first Wagner College vocal recital as a student of Anthony Turner. I sung The Old Red Hills of Home from the musical Parade."
April 2018 - "It was very exciting to see the news that Wagner College Theatre alum Alex Boniello will succeed Mike Faist as Connor Murphy in Broadway's Dear Evan Hanson. Congratulations and Best of Luck! I'm very lucky to be a student in an amazing theatre program!"
March 2018 - "Great time hosting and performing at the Kid Kat Kabaret showcase at Don't Tell Mama Restaurant and Piano Bar in NYC!"
March 2018 - "What an honor it was to perform at Carnegie Hall with the Wagner College Choir. I was in awe standing on the stage, looking into the audience. A very memorable experience and one that I won't forget!"
March 2018 - "Happy to be back at my alma mater (Notre Dame High School) to attend the closing performance of Shrek The Musical. It was very strange to be a member of the audience and not on stage. The entire cast did an awesome job, however Gabe as Shrek and Makenna as Fiona were stand outs. I can't wait to see where life takes them with collegiate training and future performances. Best of luck!"
February 2018 - "This time last year I was auditioning for college theatre programs, one year later I am eagerly developing my craft at Wagner College and attending open casting calls in NYC. I was so excited to audition for “Dear Evan Hansen” which further strengthened my resolve to pursue a career in this business. I firmly believe that someday with hard work and perseverance “I Will Be Found”!
February 2018 - "I'm currently busy with my latest tech assignment for Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson, the award-winning rock musical and next on the Wagner College Theatre Mainstage. Performances run from February 22nd through March 4th in the Main Hall Auditorium. I received two callbacks when I auditioned for this show back in December. Unfortunately I didn't get cast but as a freshman navigating collegiate auditions, I found it a very positive experience."
February 2018 - "I received my Resident Assistant decision letter today; unfortunately it wasn't the decision I had hoped for but as a performer where being told no is part of the process, I certainly will apply again next year. Thank you very much for interviewing with us for a student staff position in Residential Education for the 2018-2019 academic year. We received a number of applications from many qualified candidates for a limited amount of positions. At this time, we are unable to offer you a position with our office. I would like to extend my best wishes to those who were selected. May you guide our incoming students and help them feel at home at Wagner College".
January 2018 - "A birthday shout out to my beautiful mother!! Happy Birthday Mom, I Love You"!
January 2018 - "Very excited to be back at Wagner College for the start of the Spring 2018 semester. Classes for further theatre performance development include Acting II, Tap II, Musical Theatre Dance, Private Voice Instruction and a Music Composition course."
January 2018 - "Starting the New Year off right spending it with two of my favorite people. Wishing my brother Jesse a successful year as he continues to train and begin his career with the United States Navy. Best of luck to Makenna during the hectic January/February musical theatre college audition schedule. I hope you'll find as great a fit in a college as I have in Wagner!"
December 2017 - "A very Merry Christmas spending time with our Grandparents".
December 2017 - " I was honored to be a musical guest for a benefit performance at The Rider University Bart Luedeke Center Theatre sponsored by All That Jazz Dance Academy benefiting Womanspace".
December 2017 - "The Notre Dame Performing Arts Christmas Concert has been a family tradition for the past five years. The difference this year was that I attended as an alumni audience member."
December 2017 - " I was part of a quartet performing at the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS benefit concert at Wagner College. We performed Falling In Love from Thoroughly Modern Millie."
December 2017 - "The Choirs of Wagner College performed their annual holiday concert at Trinity Lutheran Church in Staten Island last Sunday. This was a concert for everyone and contained a vast choral repertoire ending with an enjoyable sing a long with holiday favorites. It was great to see family, friends and alumni in the audience."
December 2017 - "I am excited to be a musical guest later this month at a benefit presented by All That Jazz Dance Academy where I prepared for my college dance auditions. The concert benefits Womanspace, a nonprofit agency in Mercer County, New Jersey, that provides services to people impacted by domestic violence. Programs include crisis intervention, emergency shelter, counseling, court advocacy and housing services. It is an honor to be included".
November 2017 - "Each Thanksgiving we count our blessings, I have been blessed with an amazing family. Although I didn't get the opportunity to take pictures with everyone this Thanksgiving, these are just a few of the special people in my life. My older brother Jesse, my cousins and my Grandfather Monroe who has always been supportive of my endeavors in the performing arts. I love you all!"
November 2017 - "A huge thank you to two good friends from Wagner, Anthony and Remy, for the belated birthday gift to see SpongeBob SquarePants The Broadway Musical. What fun to see a carton from my childhood come alive on the stage"!
November 2017 - "I met friends in the city to see Dear Evan Hansen and still can't believe I was in the same theatre as Ben Platt. Wow, what an amazing show with a cast of incredibly talented performers. I am thankful I was able to see the show before Ben takes his last bow as Evan Hansen on November 18th."
November 2017 - "The lovely and talented Makenna, cast as Ariel in William Shakespeare's The Tempest at Notre Dame High School".
October 2017 - "Here is a blast from the past, 15 years ago to be exact. My older brother Jesse and I as the Red Power Ranger and Thomas the Tank Engine. Happy Halloween!"
October 2017 - "Today I had to say goodbye to my friend, fellow performer and Notre Dame Alumni Nick Pratico. Rest in Peace my childhood friend, I will miss you".
October 2017 - "The Choirs of Wagner College with the Baroque Chamber Orchestra performed their first concert observing the 500 years since the Reformation. The concert included works by J.S. Bach, as well as a number of American Folk Hymns, African music and Spirituals."
October 2017 - "Getting in the Halloween spirit with friends at Eastern State Penitentiary's Terror Behind The Walls."
October 2017 - "Yesterday I participated in the fourteenth annual Italian Idol Singing Competition with a performance of Sento nel core! Although as a freshman I wasn't one of the winners selected to sing at the Viva Italia Concert, it was a great experience and increases my commitment to learn from my professors as I further develop my craft."
October 2017 - "After much anticipation since the time of my July Board of Review, my Eagle Scout Certificate, Congratulation Letter and Award Kit finally arrived from National. I am honored to join the ranks of the dedicated young men who have come before me, one of which is my older brother Jesse who is a member of the Class of 2016."
October 2017 - "This weekend was the final curtain for Wagner's first main stage show of the season, 1776. It was my first tech assignment and a great experience in my journey as a theatre performance major."
October 2017 - "A few pictures taken at Wagner College's Homecoming/Family weekend. Thanks Mom, Dad and Grandmom for making the trip to see me before my early afternoon call time for my tech assignment. It was great to see everyone; I wish our visit could have been longer."
September 2017 - "What a great weekend celebrating my birthday with family and friends. A huge shout out to my room mate and Wagner theatre friends for the awesome birthday video!
September 2017 - "My first time attending the annual Broadway Flea Market. I was able to meet up with a friend who I hadn't seen since The Wizard of Oz closed this summer."
September 2017 - "A great night with friends to go to the city to see The Play That Goes Wrong!"
September 2017 - "Introducing the Wagner College Theatre Class of 2021."
September 2017 - "The Class of 2021 was officially welcomed into the Wagner College Family at yesterday's Convocation. What a memorable way to conclude the school's orientation festivities. This was also my first performance with the Wagner choir."
September 2017 - "A trip into the city with classmates to see "In The Blood", from playwright Suzan-Lori Parks. Wagner's Learning Communities let students go outside the classroom".
August 2017 - "As part of freshman orientation, we went on a walking tour of Manhattan. This was my first time riding the Staten Island ferry and seeing the Freedom Tower up close. As I pursue my education at Wagner, I'm looking forward to the many opportunities this city offers. I came back to campus and had received an email with great news. My choir audition had been successful and I was being welcomed as a new member. I am sure it will be challenging singing with a choir at the college level!"
August 2017 - "Beautiful weather for Wagner College's freshman move in day. Thanks to everyone who helped move me to Harborview Hall which has an amazing view of NYC. Wow, did I luck out!"
August 2017 - "Great day in the city sightseeing then dinner and a show. Thank you Makenna for a such an awesome graduation gift!"
August 2017 - "Thanks to @projectrepat all of my favorite memories have been made into a T-shirt quilt and are heading
with me to Wagner College!"
with me to Wagner College!"
August 2017 - "This is the jitterbug scene from The Wizard of Oz that many people may not be familiar with. It was cut from the movie however restored in various stage versions".
August 2017 - "The Wizard of Oz has been well received at its return to the Open Air Theatre in Washington Crossing Park. This fall the actors move indoors to a new Music Mountain Theatre in Lambertville, New Jersey".
July 2017 - "After seven years of hard work and dedication, I successfully completed the last requirement for my Eagle Scout rank which was the Board of Review. I am proud to say that I am now an Eagle Scout in Troop 91 in Yardville, New Jersey. Thanks to all the people that mentored me and everyone that helped me with my Eagle Scout project last fall. It was important for me to select a project that would benefit the performing arts department at my school. Therefore, I renovated their prop closet."
July 2017 - "Thank you Say Chz for the great themed photo booth props, backgrounds and all the effort put into making my graduation party a huge success. I had no idea how much my family would enjoy striking a pose."
July - "My first role at Washington Crossing State Park Open Air Theatre this summer is Cinderella's Prince Charming. Unfortunately, due to the New Jersey State shutdown occurring over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, our performance schedule was disrupted with a canceled show and a change in venue."
June 2017 - "I would like to thank my parents for their love, support and the sacrifices they made to provide me with my high school education. As a third generation Notre Dame student, my father and grandfather stood on the stage to present my diploma. I will always remember how proud they were to be standing with me".
June 2017 - "I received a surprise honor at the annual Spring Performing Arts Concert and was the recipient of the Outstanding Actor Award."
June 2017 - "The annual Notre Dame Spring Arts Festival, my senior solo was If The World Only Knew".
June 2017 - "What beautiful weather for the Senior Prom. The theme was Under The Sea. How fitting since that was an audience favorite at this year's musical, The Little Mermaid. My date was the lovely and talented Makenna, aka Flounder".
May 2017 - "Through out the school year each Notre Dame class hosts a Grandparents Day. My Grandmother Monroe always made sure she was able to attend each one. She has been and continues to be one of my biggest fans, never missing any of my performances".
May 2017 - "Bittersweet as I perform for the last time with the Community Christian Choir. A choir I have been singing with for the past six years and one with many talented men and women who have helped raise over $245,000 for local charities throughout the choir's twenty plus years in existence. I couldn't commit to performing a solo this last season due to my involvement with the Tom Sawyer production. However, I was asked to pantomime the part of an auctioneer during one of our songs. I enjoyed being part of the performance in such a memorable way. My Sunday's won't be the same, I'll miss all of you".
May 2017 - "As one of the seniors in the Community Christian Choir, I had the opportunity to participate in the filming of a short video to encourage new choir membership. The choir has helped develop my voice, strengthen my musicianship skills and I have made some great friends!"
May 2017 - "I had the opportunity once again to participate in the annual Sunshine Foundation Operation Dreamlift character send off. This is an amazing day for a group of chronically ill and special-needs children who travel to Walt Disney World for a day long trip. Watching the excitement on the children's faces is so touching as they get ready to board the plane to have a magical day in Disney."
April 2017 - "Tom Sawyer was an amazing role that I am very grateful to have been selected for. The cast was really able to connect with each other which is one of the many reasons the show was such a success!"
April 2017 - "My mother was so happy when I asked her to go to the mother-son sports themed dance that she had tears in her eyes. It was a fun evening of dancing and honoring the first love of my life, my mom!"
April 2017 - "Notre Dame hosts a very beautiful Stations of the Cross in the school's chapel during lent. I had never before been a participant but was humbled when I was approached by some people in attendance and told that my portrayal was very moving."
March 2017 - "Great time participating in the annual Senior Fashion Show to model this season's prom fashions. Thank you Caroline for giving me the honor of escorting you down the runway."
March 2017 - "Striking a pose on the runway with the lovely and talented Azziza at the annual Senior Fashion Show".
March 2017 - "My journey for The Little Mermaid began with audition prep for Prince Eric. At my call back I was asked to perform Les Poissons and the directors knew they had found their Chef Louis. What a great role! I had so many people come up to me and say hey man, you were so funny!"
March 2017 - "I am extremely excited to commit to Wagner College as a Theatre Performance major. My acceptance phone call came a few hours before I stepped on the stage as Chef Louis in The Little Mermaid. What a great boost for opening night!"
February 2017 - "Back on the audition train. I heard about Shenandoah University from family who live in West Virginia and attend the school's performances throughout the year. They are hoping this will be my school of choice so they can come see me perform."
January 2017 - "I performed at my second Westminster Conservatory of Music recital earlier today. It just happened to be my mother's birthday; she was very emotional by my song choice, Proud Of Your Boy from Aladdin".
January 2017 - "A busy month for auditions, next stop Marymount Manhattan College". This was my longest audition day since you audition in front of your entire group and the audition doesn't conclude until the last student performs."
January 2017 - "I had time to visit with my older brother Jesse who attends Point Park University in Pittsburgh while auditioning for their Musical Theatre program. No trip to Pittsburgh is complete without eating at Primanti Brothers and taking a stroll over to PPG Place to see the Christmas tree and the people enjoying the skating rink".
December 2016 - "O Children Come" from the Community Christian Choir's winter concert series God's Messengers.
December - 2016 - "Notre Dame hosts an annual advent prayer service and live nativity which the performing arts students assist with. Foreign language classes sing traditional hymns in Spanish, Latin and German and we end with a candlelit procession to the groto."
December 2016 - "And so it begins, I have officially kicked off my college audition season at Catholic University in Washington DC."
November 2016 -"This year's fall backstage theatre production was Auntie Mame. We had a cast of many talented young woman playing the strong female leads. My role as Lindsay Woolsey was my first chance to play a more mature character".
October 2016 - Open House Soloist "I Miss The Music" from Curtains. "I remember sitting in that auditorium four years ago during an Open House wondering what it would be like to stand on that stage and perform".
October 2016 - "I traveled to Pittsburgh this past weekend to see my older brother Jesse at Point Park University's family weekend. It gave me a chance to check out the school since I am scheduled to audition there in January 2017."
September 2016 - "Mercer County Sunshine Foundation Cooking for a Cure event sponsored by DeLorenzos Pizza. What a great time playing the Man of Steel".
September 2016 - "Putting the finishing touches on my Eagle Scout Project, adding a dedication plaque and performing arts sign. Thanks to the large group of friends from the performing arts department, I was able to complete renovating the prop closet in less than one week. Next step, completing the project write up and finishing a few merit badges!"
September 2016 - "Thanks to all the friends and family who came out to support my Eagle Scout Car Wash Fundraiser which was sponsored by Texas Roadhouse. It was a tremendous success due to the scouts, parents, patrons and members of the Notre Dame Performing Arts Department and the Community Christian Choir".
September 2016 - "Where did the time go? Today I begin my journey as a high school senior, busy with college applications, SATs and wondering where I will land when the school year ends".
May 2016 - "I Can See It, performed at Westminster Conservatory of Music spring vocal recital".
May 2016 - "Black Is The Color, performed at Westminster Conservatory of Music spring vocal recital".
May 2016 - "As an acting class student and lead in the spring play, I was selected to present a monologue at the annual Spring Performing Arts Festival. The theme was heroes, my monologue was from the inspirational movie Rudy".
December 2015 - "White Winter Hymnal, from The Community Christian Choir's Got Room for The King concert series".
December 2015 - "Sweet Jesus Boy, from The Community Christian Choir's Got Room for The King concert series".