Final rehearsals are underway and the curtain is ready to rise on this year’s J. Taylor Finley Middle School drama club production of “The Alibis.” Shows are schedule for Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Finley’s drama club is led by faculty advisor and Huntington music teacher Susan Graber, who is serving at the show’s director. She is assisted by art teacher Jessica Simms. The organization’s executive board consists of Katie Cocoman (president/treasurer), Emma Boyle (publicity chair) and Wynne Franciscovich (storage director). Chris Deveau is the backstage director.
The Alibis takes to the stage on Friday and Saturday.
A synopsis of the show goes like this: When eccentric billionaire J. Leslie Arlington is murdered, a clueless detective finds the suspects are all reluctant to admit their alibis . . . because they were all committing other crimes! You never know what’s coming next when your suspects include disgruntled chefs and teen detectives, shady lawyers and vengeful divas, nosy professors and suspiciously loud butlers, but one thing’s for certain: The only thing more absurd than the suspects…are their alibis!
The dynamic cast features Jasmine Adcock, Katie Cocoman, Lily Wasoski, Shannon Koepele, Dani Ibarra, Azucena Gomez, Norah Moskowitz, Sena Knopf, Deveren Flynn, David Cruz Ponce, Isabella Cruz Ponce, Victoria Hart, Isabella Goutevenier, Emma Boyle, Riley Sullivan, Michael DiVincenzo, Alex Boeckmann, Daniella DelPonte, Avery Joynt, Eva Richter, Greyson Henderson, Mason Gomez, Wynne Franciscovich, Ella Van Horn. Piper Davis, Emma Gutierrez, Emely Herrera, Veda Gross, Annemarie Araujo, Maya Akerman, Walter Lopez, Alex Tine, Heather Herman, and Emily Barba.
The show’s crew is second to none. It includes:
Playbill: Christina Ray, Jenna Grattan, Lily Buscemi
Painting: Lily Wasoski, Mia Einemann, Jess Bree, Erin Hanlon, Ella Platnek, Nicky Elgart, Anya Goleski, Alice Hammerquist
Props: Alexa Mazure, Gabriella Loscaro, Cole Lima, Charles Desrochers, Gabe Salinas, Gianna Brady
Costumes: Dana Avila, Brelin Perez, Ethan Ambrosio, Lily Wasoski
Sound/Lighting: Cole Lima, Ethan Ambrosio, Mia Einemann
Advertising: Amy Andrade, Marilyn Mendoza, Lucy Lee, Norah Moskowitz, Hillary Galvez Jerez
Backstage: Dana Avila, Gabriella Loscaro, Sophia Rodriguez
Visit https://sites.google.com/hufsd.edu/finleydramaclub for more information about the show and the Finley drama club. The performing arts Instagram page can be found @finleyperformingarts.
Tickets are priced at $10 for adults and $5 for students. Limited tickets will be available at the door as seating allows. For more information, send a message to Mrs. Graber at firstname.lastname@example.org.