The Warwick Valley High School Drama Club, in a move away from more contemporary shows, will present two shows in its 2016-2017 season. This fall the club will present Billy st. John’s “Murder’s in the Heir,” a good old-fashioned murder mystery with a twist. Each night the audience will decide the night’s murderer. Set in the atmospheric Starkweather Mansion, the members of the Starkweather family gather to hear from the family’s patriarch, Simon Starkweather, who has assembled his greedy family to discuss his will. As the night continues, someone is murdered and it will be up to our audience to decide “whodunnit.” “Murder’s in the Heir” will be directed by the Club’s advisor, Nick DiLeo, and will be presented on Thurs., Nov. 3, Fri., Nov. 4 and Sat., Nov. 5.
Continuing with the theme of classics, this spring the club will present the big, splashy tap-dancing musical “42nd Street” to the great stage at WVHS for the very first time. The ultimate show-biz musical, “42nd Street” is a celebration of Broadway, Times Square, and the people who make the magic of musical theater. The musical will once again be directed by Nick DiLeo, and joining him will be high school music teachers Noreen Hanson and Chris Persad, Beth Maisonet, who will choreograph, and Donna Nestor, who will produce the show. Performances are scheduled for Fri., Mar. 10 and Sat., Mar. 11, 2017. For more information send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.