Capping their two-week run with a sold-out audience last Saturday night, Pegasus Production Company closed their production of Fiddler on the Roof following an eventful week at the Henderson Theatre. This production marks another attendance milestone for the company, with over 1,500 tickets sold over the span of six public performances.
The Saturday, March 3rd performance served as the Company’s first ever “alumni night.” The current group of students welcomed over 20 CBA and Pegasus alumni, who returned to their roots at the Henderson Theater to catch a performance from those following in their footsteps.
“Mike Guarino perfectly embodied Tevye both dramatically and vocally, and the supporting cast shone in strong vocal performances as well,” said company alumnus Travis Schuhardt ’17. “The cast managed to capture the heart of the musical, embodying the spirit, weight, and subtle charm of the story.”
On Tuesday, March 6th, the Company welcomed sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students from Oak Hill Academy (Middletown) and Memorial School (Union Beach) to a private performance of Fiddler, followed by a question-and-answer session in which the students were able to learn more about the Company and the historical and cultural context surrounding the musical.
Despite school closing last Thursday due to weather conditions, the dedicated students of Pegasus presented a performance for a packed audience, thanks to the hard work of the CBA facilities team to clear and open the campus.
Continuing a two-year relationship with Our Special Place, a Matawan non-profit organization that provides enriching opportunities for children with autism and their families, Pegasus presented a sensory-friendly show on Friday, which was a slightly modified version of the production appropriate for guests with heightened sensory sensitivity. Donating half of the proceeds from ticket sales as well as all profits from other merchandise, Pegasus raised over $1,000 for the charity, with nearly 250 attendees present in support of the Company and the charity.
After the string of Fiddler performances concluded, Pegasus released their nominations for their in-house Pony Awards, to recognize students who went above and beyond in the eyes of the Pegasus faculty. You can see all the nominations here.
While Fiddler concludes the theatrical season for the 2017-2018 academic year, Pegasus looks forward to an eventful summer at the Henderson Theatre in partnership with the Premier Theatre Company, presenting Disney’s The Little Mermaid in June and Titanic in August. Pegasus Theater NJ, a CBA alumni initiative that aims to promote the theatrical arts year-round, will also present the comedy Noises Off at the end of July.
Follow Pegasus on social media for continued updates and announcements about the summer season. More information about Pegasus Production Company can be found on the CBA website and on the official Pegasus social media pages on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.