SENIOR BIOS for the Wizard of Oz
Riley is extremely happy to be a part of this year’s Wizard of Oz production. From Charlotte’s Web (Stage Crew) during Sophomore year to Alice in Wonderland (Knave of Hearts) during early-Senior year, Riley is excited to take on the challenge of the Great and Powerful Oz! Outside of drama, Riley likes to read light novels, play video games, hang out with friends, and watch his favorite YouTubers and Anime. Riley would like to thank all of his friends in and outside of drama, his parents, and the Chess Club Triumvirate, all of whom have helped him get through the various hurdles that have been thrown his way this year.
Sydney is a senior and relatively new to drama but not to the stage. She has performed tap, jazz, ballet, contemporary, and pointe for 15 years. She was a member of this fall’s production of Alice in Wonderland (Alice’s sister, ensemble) and is looking forward to her performance in the Wizard of Oz (City Father, Lullaby Leaguer, Ozian citizen). Sydney would like to thank Mr. Mazz for his guidance and her family and friends for their love and support.
Robert Roach is a senior and extremely excited to play the Tinman in this year’s musical! He has done productions at SPCHS since freshmen year and is excited to end his time here with his first lead. The SPCHS drama program has been a highlight of his time here and would like to thank all his friends who have made his senior year so great. He would like to give a thanks to all the family and friends that came to support and a special acknowledgment to his “sunrise” for all the memories they have and will make before he leaves for college.
Maddy is a senior and is very excited to be back on stage for the last time! Her list of productions includes Cinderella, Charlotte’s Web (Goose), Matilda (Lavender), the Monologue Mashup (Tillie), the Broadway SRO, Alice in Wonderland (Tweedledee), and finally the Wizard of Oz (Wicked Witch of the West). She is looking forward to finally perform after a long break from the stage, and she would like to dedicate this year’s performance to her family, Mr. Mazz, Mr. Simpson, Mr. G, Mrs. Nyerick, and the former cast of Matilda.
Sami Millerick started her theater career four years ago and has loved every minute of it. She has been in shows such as Penny Dreadfuls (Calvin), Cinderella (ensemble), Pippin (ensemble), Charlottes Web (Fern), Matilda (Matilda), Monologue Mashup, Broadway SRO, Out of the Blue (Rory), Alice in Wonderland (Alice), and she is very excited to end her St. Paul Drama career with Wizard of Oz (Scarecrow). Sami will be continuing her theater journey at Sacred Heart University next fall. She would like to thank her family for always supporting her and being the best audience, as well as Mr. Mazz for growing her love for theater and teaching her everything she knows!
Sarah is a senior and has loved her four years in drama! She has performed in Penny Dreadfuls (Bottleneck), Pippin (Berthe), Charlotte’s Web (Wilbur), The Monologue Mashup (St. Joan), and Alice in Wonderland (Queen of Hearts). She has also done a lot behind the scenes working with sets and special effects over her four years. Sarah would like to thank Mr. Mazz, Mr. G, Mrs. Nyerick, Mr. Simpson, Ryan V., her family, and all her fellow seniors for the best four years!
Daniel, known as Danny in the Drama Club, is a senior who has been with the Drama Club for 4 years, starting with Penny Dreadfuls in 2018. He has fulfilled many roles, from being a police officer and a frog, to even being the stage crew manager. After high school, Danny intends to continue his education at the Storrs campus of the University of Connecticut to become a neurologist and a psychologist. He would like to thank his friends and family for always coming to his shows to support him, Mr. Mazz for making all this magic happen to begin with, and the whole drama club family for all the lasting and enjoyable memories he made.
2021 Spring Musical is Broadway SRO (Standing Room Only)
It’s here! Broadway SRO!
St. Paul Performing Arts is proud to present this original virtual musical theatre revue, created by director Mark Mazzarella which features 20 outstanding performers and assortment of Broadway’s most memorable moments, past and present. And at the helm of the musical numbers is Dan Satter, this year’s musical director and our dance numbers choreographed by Mark Simpson. St. Paul Performing Arts showcases the bright lights and shining stars of the Broadway stage in a musical celebration featuring dozens of classic hits like Matilda, Les Misérables, The Sound of Music, Fiddler on the Roof, Beautiful, The Wizard of Oz, Wicked, and Dear Evan Hansen are just a few of the titles from which we reminisce our return to the theatre.
Monologue Mash Up – Virtual – Fall 2020
Charlotte’s Web – Fall 2019
Cinderella – Spring Musical 2019
Penny Dreadfuls – Fall 2018
Mary Poppins – Spring Musical 2018
Angel in the Night – Fall 2017
Sound of Music
St. Paul Catholic High School Performing Arts Program
The St. Paul Catholic High School Performing Arts program has been strong for many years under the direction of Mr. Mark Mazzarella.
Mark Mazzarella, a two time Tony Award Nominee for Excellence in Theatre Education and Emmy Award Winner has over 32 years of experience in the performing arts. Notably, for more than a decade Mark has been the director of St. Paul Performing Arts, an Award-Winning, and Nationally Recognized High School Theater Program. His career has spanned theater, television, and film. He has produced hundreds of productions including educational films, television, documentaries, and stage productions.