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Spring musical February 23 - 26, 2017           

                                        ONCE ON THIS ISLAND    
                   Book and Lyrics by  Lynn Ahrens                    Music by Stephen Flaherty
                                    based on the novel My Love My Love by Rosa Guy
 
 7:30 pm       Thursday, Friday and Saturday, February 23, 24, 25, 2017 
 2:00 pm       Sunday February 26, 2017
 Conifer High School       10441 Hwy 73        Conifer, CO 80433

TICKETS at the door   $12 adults      $6 students              Cash or checks accepted
General Seating
Appropriate for ages 4 and up  

Running time approximately 90 minutes.   No intermission.   

Synopsis:   In this story within a story, during a hurricane a little girl is afraid and the adults around her try to calm her by telling her the story of Ti Moune. Ti Moune was orphaned in a hurricane just like this one and was rescued from a tree by two old peasants. She always thought she was saved by the gods for something extraordinary.  The gods -- Earth, Water, Love and Death,  take notice and among themselves, devise a contest, using Ti Moune,  to see who is strongest among them. When a car crashes and a boy from the  wealthy French side of the island is hurt, she nurses  his wounds and later sets out to be with him, convinced that her fate is to marry him. 

 Directed by Francesca Arniotes
 Vocal Direction by William Loper
 Instrumental Direction by Tucker Ewer
Choreography by Tracy Doty
 Set Design by Dean Arniotes
 Lighting Design by Thomas Junker
 Posters and Program Design by Susan Beams

 Conifer High School is participating in the 2017 Bobby G Awards with this entry of Once on This Island. The Bobby G Awards is the Denver Area affiliate of the National High School Musical Theatre Awards. Participating Productions are adjudicated and nominations for Lead Actor/ Actress, Supporting Actor/ Actress, Rising Star, Scenic Design, Lighting, Costume and Makeup are awarded. Winners are chosen at a gala at the DCPA in late May. Lead Actor and Actress winners represent the state of Colorado during  a week in New York City studying with Broadway actors and directors and their performances are further adjudicated for recognition at the national level.


CAST

Lily Hughes  (Little girl  / Little Ti Moune)       

Valerie King

Jamie Hoy ( Mama Euralie)

Sophie Saxton ( Asaka)

Abby Thurman  ( Armand )

Johnna Smith --- Madame Armand

Stella Martin (Andrea)

Phoebe Logan- McKeown

Layla Smith

Antigone Biddle ( Ti Moune)

Sydney Hoaglund

Christopher Bromberger

Justin Stephens  (Gatekeeper)

Ezra  Castrellon ( Agwe)

Benjamin Powell  ( Daniel )

Brenna Nease  (Erzulie)

James Renaud 

Eirik Skildheim ( Papa Ge)

Will Toppin ( Tonton Julian)


CREW

Thomas Linehan  -- Lighting

Alayna Blake -- Costume, Makeup, Sound

Avery Rima  -- Sound


Special Thanks to StageDoor Theatre for  production support.

Special Thanks to Brian Close for technical support.

Thanks to the Faculty and Staff of Conifer High School for  valuing and supporting the Performing Arts.


Produced by Special Arrangement with Music Theatre International, New York, NY




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