Who's Who?

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Anna Allegretti (Julia - Tunnel Cast) is a Junior at Xaverian, and this is her 6th show with the school! Some of her other roles include Alice in You Can’t Take It With You and Vivienne in Legally Blonde. Anna is also part of the Varsity Swim Team And the Xaverian Chorus. She would like to thank Mr. Randazzo, Mr. Santel, and the entire cast and crew of The Wedding Singer!

Julianna Apodiacos '21 (Linda - Bridge Cast, Crystal - Tunnel Cast, Student Director) is a senior and is excited for you to see her final show at Xaverian. This is her second time joining the cast on stage (she played Paulette is last year's musical, Legally Blonde) and fifth time as a student director. Julianna would like to thank Mr. Randazzo, Mr. Santel, Ms. Cook, Annie and the entire cast and crew for the incredible past three years we have had together as the Dramatics company.

Sena Ates (Ensemble) is a freshman, and this is her second Xaverian Dramatics production. In her previous roles, she played School Bully #1 and the Charitable Collector in A Christmas Carol. When not on stage, Sena enjoys playing basketball and video games. She‘d like to thank Mr. Randazzo, Mr. Santel, Annie, and the whole Wedding Singer production team!

Makaylee Barbara (Holly - Tunnel Cast) is a junior at Xaverian, and is participating in her second Xaverian Dramatics production!!  Her previous theatre credits include Margot in Legally Blonde, Mayzie in Seussical the Musical, July in Annie, and Asaka in Once on this Island!! Behind the scenes, Makaylee plays on the varsity soccer team and competes in speech and debate! She would like to give a huge thanks to Mr. Santel, Mr. Randazzo, Annie, and the whole Wedding Singer production team! Enjoy The Wedding Singer!!!

Lauren Buono '21 (Jane Fonda Impersonator, Ensemble, Dance Captain) is a senior at Xaverian High School. She is so delighted to be participating in her fourth, and final, Dramatics production. You may remember her from previous performances in Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Bye Bye Birdie, and Legally Blonde. When she’s not performing, she enjoys being apart of Xaverian’s stage crew and cooking club. She would like to thank Mr. Randazzo, Mr. Santel, Annie, Mr. Mace, Mr. Hendrick, and the rest of the cast and crew involved in producing this spectacular musical. Enjoy the show!

Daniel Caramico '21 (Sammy) is a senior, and this is his second Xaverian Dramatics production. You may recognize him from his role as Mr. Kirby in You Can't Take it With You. When jazzin' around his house, Danny enjoys gardening, collecting gems, harassing his dog with pets, and playing games on his computer. He'd like to give a big thank you to Mr. Randazzo, Annie, Santel, and the whole Wedding Singer production team! Enjoy the show and God bless us all!

Kassidy Corey (Ensemble) is a freshman who’s first show with Xaverian Dramatics was A Christmas Carol as Belinda Cractchit. She is very excited to be performing on stage as a Clipper for the first time in The Wedding Singer. Previously, Kassidy has been in six productions with the David Villamarin Theatre Camp, danced for eleven years, and performed at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, and Carnegie Hall with Camp Broadway. In addition to being part of the cast, Kassidy is also on Stage Crew and the Speech and Debate team. Kassidy would like to thank Mr. Randazzo, Mr. Santel, and Annie for their kindness and expertise along with everyone else who helped in creating this special production!

Alexandra D'Agostino (Linda - Tunnel Cast, Crystal - Bridge Cast) is a sophomore involved in her fourth production at Xaverian Dramatics. In her previous shows, she has played Enid Hoopes in Legally Blonde, Kolekhov in You Can't Take It With You, and Mrs. Fezziwig in A Christmas Carol. Alexandra's very excited to be back playing such a fun and exciting character. She would like to thank her Xaverian Dramatics family for creating something beautiful in spite of the world being so horrible. She would also especially like to thank Mr. Randazzo and Mr. Santel for all of their effort and dedication to The Wedding Singer.

Julianna D’Onofrio '21 (Julia - Bridge Cast) is a senior at Xaverian High School. This is her 7th production with Xaverian. Previously, you may have seen her as The Enchantress (Disney’s Beauty and the Beast), Hermia (A Midsummer Night's Dream), Debora Sue (Bye Bye Birdie), Essie (You Can’t Take it With You), Pilar (Legally Blonde), and the Ghost of Christmas Past (A Christmas Carol). Outside of Dramatics, she is involved in Clippers Society, SADD, Book Club, and Campus Ministry. She would like to thank Ms. Cook for all of her help with vocals over the years and Annie for helping her with every dance move or costume alteration. She would also like to thank her family and friends for supporting her and coming to see every show. She would especially like to thank Mr. Randazzo and Mr. Santel for all they have done over the past four years, for never giving up on her, and for pushing her out of her comfort zone. She couldn’t have done it without them. She hopes you enjoy the show! Ducks fly together!!

Emily Encarnacion (Tina Turner Impersonator, Ensemble) is a freshman, and The Wedding Singer will be her first musical at Xaverian! Emily joined Dramatics at the start of freshman year and was part of the ensemble for the fall play, A Christmas Carol. Prior to attending Xaverian, Emily took part in her school’s drama program in Grease, The Pajama Game, Anything Goes, and Legally Blonde. Outside of performing, Emily enjoys shopping, writing, and spending time with friends and family. She would like to thank her family for their love and support.  Emily would also like to give a special thanks to Mr. Santel, Mr. Randazzo, Annie, and the cast and crew for making this an amazing show and providing such a great experience. Happy viewing!

Nicholas Franki '21 (Robbie) is excited to be apart of his seventh and final Xaverian Dramatics show. Although he is sad to leave all of his friends, he will cherish the memories he has made with them over the years. Nick has previously played Lefou in Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Martin Vanderhof in You Can’t Take It With You, and Emmett Forrest in Legally Blonde, among other roles. Nick would like to shoutout his Mom for being the bomb diggity bomb and everyone who has helped him in the process of taking on the role of Robbie Hart. Thank you to Mr. Randazzo, Mr. Santel, Ms. Cook, Mr. Hendrick, Mr. Mace, Ms. Medina, and Annie for an incredible four years of Xaverian Dramatics, and he can’t wait to see what lies in store for next year!

Emma Fu (Pee Wee Herman Impersonator, Ensemble) is a member of the Xaverian Dramatics Ensemble. She has many hobbies, including songwriting and storytelling. You may recognize her from her roles in the Ensemble of Legally Blonde or as Tiny Tim in A Christmas Carol. She would like to thank the Dramatics team for giving such a wonderful time in this production.

Alessia Giura '21 (Rosie, Dance Captain) is a senior at Xaverian High School. In addition to Dramatics, she's a part of Xaverian’s Varsity Cheerleading Team, National Honors Society, and participates in a competitive dance team outside of school. Since transferring to Xaverian her sophomore year, she has participated in 3 Dramatics' performances and is so grateful for the amazing friends she has made within the program. She would like to thank the directors for always pushing her to be her best and giving her the chance to do what she loves most: perform. She would also like to thank her fellow castmates for being a family she can always count on for anything.

Ariel Kovach (Cyndi Lauper Impersonator, Ensemble) is a incoming sophmore and loves being involved. Not only is she passionate about singing, dancing, and acting, but she's also on the track, cross country and cheer teams! Ariel loves shopping, and more than all, hanging out with her friends and family. Musical theatre has been a huge part of Ariel's life since she was young, and she cannot wait to be in more productions at Xaverian for the rest of her high school experience! 

Samantha LoIacono '21 (Donatella, Billy Idol Impersonator, Ensemble) is a senior at Xaverian High School. Samantha is not shy to the stage! She has been a part of Disney's Beauty & the Beast (Ensemble), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Puck), Bye Bye Birdie (Ensemble), You Can’t Take it With You (Mr. De Pinna), and A Christmas Carol (Mrs. Cratchet). Outside of Dramatics, Samantha is a black belt in karate and is a member of the Chorus. She would like to give a huge shoutout to her family and friends for their infinite amount of support and applause. Enjoy the show!

Samantha LoIacono '21
(Holly - Bridge Cast, Mookie) is a senior and is participating in her 7th and final production with Xaverian Dramatics. She is so excited to share this final experience with you all. You may have previously seen her as Chip (Disney’s Beauty and the Beast), Helena (A Midsummer Nights Dream), Kim MacAfee (Bye Bye Birdie), Penelope Sycamore (You Can’t Take it With You), Elle Woods (Legally Blonde), and Narrator/Belle (A Christmas Carol). She would like to thank Ms. Cook for her constant vocal help, Annie for believing in her dancing abilities, Vinnie for his incredible help with college auditions (we missed you this year!!), and Mr. Randazzo and Mr. Santel for their constant support, advice, and love. She will miss everyone in Xaverian Dramatics terribly, and is so grateful for every experience over these last four years. Ducks fly together!

Julia McLoughlin (Side Burns Lady, Ensemble) is a freshman at Xaverian High School and this is her first production with Xaverian Dramatics. Before this, she participated in several productions with her middle school. She wants to thank the whole cast, stage crew, Mr. Santel and Mr. Randazzo for making this such a fun and successful experience! 

Amethyst Michelangelo (Ensemble) is a freshman, and this is her first Xaverian Dramatics production. Amethyst is a competitive dancer at Danceworks Dance Center and has also danced as a member of Pee Wee’s Dance Crew for the Brooklyn Cyclones for the past 4 seasons. Amethyst was thrilled to perform in The Wedding Singer. She would like to thank the whole cast and crew for this opportunity!

Joseph Minogue (Glen) is over-excited to be working with his Dramatics family for his fourth performance at Xaverian. You may recognize him from his role as Donald in You Can’t Take It With You or as Marley’s Ghost in A Christmas Carol. When off-stage, Joey enjoys writing songs and come up with interesting melodies on the piano. He’d like to thank all of the cast members, captains, and directors for making his second year at Xaverian one he will never forget. He’d also like to thank his mother who made his theater experience primary to her at every turn. "The whole team worked night and day to put this show together so we really hope you enjoy!"

Sabrina Oliveri (Ensemble, Dance Captain) is a junior and this is her second Xaverian Dramatics production. You may recognize her voice as Narrator #1 from A Christmas Carol. Sabrina is making her debut as a dance captain in this production. She’d like to thank the entire cast and crew of The Wedding Singer for making this show as great as possible. Enjoy!

VJ Scarpaci (George) is so excited to be in his third Xaverian Dramatics performance as George in The Wedding Singer. VJ is a sophomore and has previously been seen as Ed in You Can’t Take it With You and Carlos in Legally Blonde. VJ would like to thank all the cast and crew of The Wedding Singer for making such a great show, even through hardship and setbacks.

Emma Smollar (Ensemble) As a Freshman, Emma is happy to join her first musical production with Xaverian Dramatics. This past December, Emma was heard in Xaverian’s podcast A Christmas Carol. Other activities Emma enjoys are bike riding, swimming, and playing with her puppy. She would like to thank Mr. Santel, Mr. Randazzo, Annie, and the entire cast for making it a blast!

Amanda Summa (Galleria Saleswoman, Ensemble) is a freshman at Xaverian and this is her second ever Xaverian Dramatics production. She has played Martha Cratchit in A Christmas Carol as well. Aside from theatre, Amanda also enjoys biking along Shore Road and spending time with friends. She’d love to thank Mr. Randazzo, Annie, Mr. Santel, her castmates and the rest of the Wedding Singer production team! Enjoy the show!

Martina Tamayo (Tiffany, Ensemble) is a sophomore at Xaverian. This is her second Xavierian production. She was previously in Legally Blonde. Martina enjoys singing and dancing and has been performing almost her whole life. When Martina is not on stage, she enjoys drawing, writing, playing guitar, and spending time with her family and friends. She can’t wait for you to see The Wedding Singer and is grateful that had the opportunity to be a part of such a fun production. She would like to thank everyone involved.

Nina Thomas (Ensemble) is an incoming junior at Xaverian. This is her first year with Xaverian Dramatics. Other than Dramatics, Nina enjoys running, singing and spending time with family and friends. She’d like to thank the crew as well as Mr. Santel, Mr. Randazzo, and Annie for a great first year.

Sophia Trantino '21 (Angie, Ensemble, Dramatics President, Dance Captain) is a senior at Xaverian High School. She is the President of Xaverian Dramatics and a dance captain for Xaverian Dramatics. She has also participated in Clippers Society, Chorus, and National Honors Society, as well as participating on a competitive dance team outside of school. After four years of Xaverian Dramatics, she’d like to thank the directors and her castmates, who have become family, for allowing her to grow her confidence and love for theatre in ways she could’ve never imagined. 

Isabella Trewhella (Ensemble) is a freshman and this is her first year in Xaverian Dramatics. In her free time, Isabella enjoys playing violin and getting involved with the Xaverian community. The production of The Wedding Singer would not have been possible without the crew, cast, orchestra, and all the amazing teachers involved, so she would like to express her gratitude for all the love and effort put into this show. Additionally, she’d like to extend her thanks to her family, friends, and all those who have supported her through this year! 

Sydney Vero (Princess Diana Impersonator, Ensemble) is a sophomore at Xaverian High School, and this is her first Dramatics production. She is also in Chorus! When Sydney's not performing, she loves to watch movies, listen to music, and spend time with family and friends. She is so proud of everyone and so grateful that she has an amazing Dramatics family. She would love to thank Mr. Randazzo, Mr. Santel, Annie, and the cast for making this show incredible!

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