Blue Masques presents ‘A Bronx Tale: The Musical’ this weekend


This weekend, the Riverhead Blue Masques will present “A Bronx Tale: The Musical” as their first stage performance after the coronavirus restrictions were lifted.

Performances are Friday at 7:00 p.m., Saturday at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Riverhead High School Auditorium. Tickets are $ 12 at the door and $ 10 in advance in line (excluding service charges).

The show was originally written and performed as a one-man show by Chazz Palminteri based on his youth. It was then made into a 1993 film starring Palminteri and Robert De Niro. The story follows a child from the Bronx named Calogero, who, after witnessing a murder by Mafia boss Sonny, is taken under his wing.

The film was adapted into a musical in 2016 with music and lyrics written by composer Alan Menken and Glenn Slater, who are famous for their collaborations on Disney films like “The Little Mermaid” and “Tangled”.

The musical stars Jacob Schiavone as Calogero, Joseph Podlas as Sonny, Aydin Fideli as Lorenzo, Matthew Nitti as Mario, Cruz Mendez as Tryone, Brianna Tapia as Jane and Grade 6 student Tucker Suter as Young Calogero.

RiverheadLOCAL met the cast at a dress rehearsal to talk about the show. Watch our report to learn more about the cast and the series.

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