Acclaimed Stepinac Theatre to Stage Nat'l High School Premiere of Hit B'way Musical, A Bronx Tale

Five Performances of Spring Musical Set for May Including Special Mother's Day Matinee, May 12
By: Archbishop Stepinac High School
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - Feb. 19, 2019 - PRLog -- Stepinac High School's acclaimed Stepinac Theatre will make history this spring by presenting the National High School premiere of the Broadway smash hit musical, A Bronx Tale. This is the second National High School premiere for the theatre program following 2015's critically acclaimed Billy Elliot, the musical.

The opening night performance of the spring musical, A Bronx Tale, will be staged at Stepinac High School's Major Bowes Auditorium, 950 Mamaroneck Road, White Plains, at 7:30 PM, Friday, May 3, with four additional performances scheduled for 7:30 PM, Saturday, May 4; Friday and Saturday, May 10 and 11 and a special Mother's Day matinee at 2 PM, Sunday, May 12.

Based on the critically acclaimed play that inspired the classic film, A Bronx Tale is now a musical set on the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s, where a young man, Calogero Anello, is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he'd love to be.

The Broadway musical version of A Bronx Tale was created by a who's who of talents of the stage and screen. It was directed by two-time Academy Award winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks and the book was written by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, whose experience growing up in the Bronx inspired him to write the original play. The songs were composed by eight-time Academy Award winner and Westchester resident Alan Menken and three-time Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater. And Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo staged the choreography

Frank Portanova (Class of '93), who will direct Stepinac Theatre's production of  A Bronx Tale, said: "The Stepinac Theatre program and the entire Stepinac community are honored and thrilled to be the first high school theater arts program in the nation to present A Bronx Tale," adding: "Bronx Tale is a show about choices.  Like Calogero, our students often face the same temptations from a culture that values expediency over hard work; a culture that seduces with promises of power and wealth; and a culture that celebrates lawlessness over justice."

A Bronx Tale will be produced by Keith Sunderland (Class of '94).  Details of the cast members will be announced later.

Reserved seat ticket prices are $22 for adults and $18 for seniors and children under 12. To order tickets and more information, call (914) 946-4800, Ext. 200, or send e-mail to:

Since 1949, Stepinac Theatre has won critical acclaim for its productions of spring musicals and fall dramas.

Among the notable alumni whose talents were shaped by Stepinac's theatre arts program are Academy Award winner Jon Voight and Emmy-Award winner Alan Alda.

About Archbishop Stepinac High School

The mission of Archbishop Stepinac High School is to offer young men of the Archdiocese of New York a highly competitive academic and extracurricular program that will prepare them for college and leadership roles. The faculty and staff accomplish these objectives by pursuing excellence and creating a supportive, disciplined atmosphere with a strong sense of camaraderie and Christian values that is unique to the Stepinac experience. For more information, visit

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