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"The Sun Will Come Out..." During Mother Seton High School's Production of Annie

Sarah Dedinsky, a resident of  Linden as “Annie” and Sandy Credits: Joan Barron
The Cast of "Annie" - Left to Right: Ashleigh Heyder, Ariana Bolourchi, Gabriella Wetherell, Sara Dedinsky as Annie, Barbara Fiedorowicz, Bria Pender, Kelly Meade and Carolyn Rodrigo as Miss Hannigan Credits: Joan Barron

CLARK, NJ - Students at Mother Seton Regional High School in Clark will be performing in “Annie” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings, Nov. 21 and 22.  A matinee performance is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 23 at 2:00 p.m. 

The play is under the direction of Christine Danelson, a graduate of Mother Seton Regional High School, who portrayed Miss Hannigan in an earlier production at her alma mater.  Presently, she is teaching courses in music at Mother Seton.  Sister Mary Anne Katlack serves as the play coordinator.  Mrs. Carol Henderson is in charge of costumes.

Sarah Dedinsky portrays the title role of “Annie” while Daniel Montealegre is appearing as Oliver Warbucks.  Carolyn Rodrigo will portray Miss Hannigan and Diana White is cast as Grace Farrell.  The orphans include:  Kelly Meade as July, Bria Pendar as Pepper, Ariana Bolourchi, as Duffy, Barbara Fiedorowicz as Tessie, Ashleigh Heyder as Kate and Gabriella Wetherell as Molly.

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The role of Bundles McCloskey is played by Dominick DePaz.  Aurora Starr is cast as Lily St. Regis and Kenneth Marples portrays “Rooster” Hannigan.  Appearing as President Franklin D. Roosevelt is Ryan Durkin.   FDR’s Cabinet members include: Veronica Ravello as Ickes, Christina Mauhay as Howe, Alexandra Anton as Morganthau, Katherine Rodrigo as Perkins and Alyssa Tolentino as Hull.

Appearing as the Boylan Sisters are Kassidy Beauzil, Victoria Gaspar and Veronica Ravello.  Cast as the Star-to-be is Alexa Salotti.  Servants and staff include Tommy Meade as Drake, Veronica Ravello as Mrs. Pugh, Katherine Rodrigo as Mrs. Greer, Alexa Salotti as Cecille and Alexandra Anton as Annette.   

The Dog Catcher is Alyssa Tolentino and the Assistant Dog Catcher is Paulina Benito.  “Sandy” better known as Marley is a member of the Dedinsky family household.

The stage managers for the show are Carolina Guerreiro, Sue Ellen Kushner and Banita Walia.  Mrs. Maureen Connell is coordinating sound production and Sister Jacquelyn Balasia is in charge of lighting for the play.  Miss Megan Ripka and Miss Maria Buontempo are in charge of stage crew and props.  Mr. John Uriarte and Mrs. Donna O’Boyle are in charge of make-up.

Tickets may be purchased at the school from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday or at the door for each performance (unless otherwise sold-out).

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