Brendan Freiler (PV Theatre class of 2014) appeared as the King in THE LOVE OF THREE ORANGES by Hillary Deplano at Renselear Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.
Based on a Commedia dell'Arte scenario by Carlo Gozzi, the play provides a wild, raucous slapstick comedy. Prince Tartaglia's life is filled with misery until an evil witch and her equally evil henchmen curse him to search for three giant oranges. But this quest proves more fruitful than anyone could have imagined as a once-lonely prince discovers love, friendship, and laughter when he encounters wizards, monarchs, and a wild narrator who isn't sure how far removed from the story he really is.
Brendan has also appeared at RPI in: ALMOST MAINE, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUND...
PV Alum Christina Ungaro (Class of 2012) is appearing as Aggie Hurley in the musical A CATERED AFFAIR this weekend at Susquehanna University. A CATERED AFFAIR appeared on Broadway in 2008, featuring Faith Prince as Aggie. Harvey Fierstein wrote the book of this musical, based on the 1956 film by Gore Vidal, set in the Bronx.
A senior Theatre and Public Relations Major at Susquehanna, Christina has appeared on their stage in numerous productions, including ROMEO AND JULIET (Tybalt), TALES OF THE LAST FORMICANS, GUYS AND DOLLS, and THE TRESTLE AT POPE LICK CREEK.
At PV, Christina had leading roles in several musicals: THE PAJAMA GAME (Babe), FOOTLOOSE (Ariel), INTO THE WOODS (Little Red) and SEUSSICAL (Jojo).
Calvin Rezen was awarded the Helen Hayes Youth Theatre Metropolitan Theatre Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his portrayal as Moonface Martin in PV Theatre's recent production of ANYTHING GOES. In his acceptance speech, he thanked the Lupfers for their guidance and friendship over the past four years, and his cast and crew for encouraging him to take on a fun and "bouyant" role.
Calvin will attend The New School for Performing Arts in NYC this fall, where he will study acting, playwriting and songwriting.
Congratulations to Tyler Halligan and Alyssa Zoll for winning the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Student Achievement Award as Student Choreographers/Dance Captains for PV Theatre's recent production of ANYTHING GOES.
Tyler will be attending University of New Hampshire in the fall, where she will be studying Communications, and Alyssa will be attending Ithaca College where she will pursue a major in business economics.
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