CLARK — Students at Mother Seton Regional High School in Clark are “off to see The Wizard.” They will be performing in the school’s annual musical “The Wizard of Oz” on Friday, Nov. 19 and Saturday, Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Nov. 21 at 2 p.m. All performances will be held in the school’s auditorium.
Hannah Clark, a sophomore from Scotch Plains, is cast in the lead role of Dorothy. Following her down the yellow brick road are Soley Estevas, senior from Avenel, as The Friendly Lion, Sarah Derderian, senior from East Brunswick as The Scarecrow and Lauren Mateo, senior from Iselin as The Tin Man. Takisha Pierre, Irvington portrays The Wicked Witch of the West and Katherine Newton of Middlesex is cast as Glinda, The Good Witch.
Catherine Serzan, a sophomore from Westfield, portrays Aunt Em and Ryan Durkin is cast as Uncle Henry. Paul Rosato of Woodbridge is cast as Professor Marvel and The Wizard of Oz.
The play is under the direction of Margaret Hak and Sister Theo Furniss serves as the play coordinator. Music is under the direction of Lucille Obie and Megan Ferentinos is in charge of choreography. Carol Henderson, faculty member at Mother Seton, is in charge of costumes. Set Design is under the direction of Janet Murphy and Jack Duffy.
Stage managers for the show include sophomores Juliana Balabusta, Linden, Vivian Cao, Colonia, Miah Simmons, Plainfield, and from Rahway, sophomores, Carla Souza, Jackie Stiles and freshman Breanna Barrett.
Sister Mary Anne Katlack coordinates ticket sales. Tickets are available by calling 1-732-382-1952
From left to right: Soley Esteves, Sarah Derderian, Hannah Clark and Lauren Mateo
From left to right: Takisha Pierre and Katherine Newton
Photos by: Joan Barron
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