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June 18 Theatre and Music Department Performances

1:00pm Show

 

MUSICICIANS

Lily Mercier

Audrey Neeland

Evony N’Chonon

Ayla Calabrese

Sophia Gosselin

 

WILD ISLAND

Elmer: Evony N’Chonon

Narrator: Sydney Ruoppo

Kitten Marmalade: Gwennan Cook

Elmer’s Little Brother: Blake Ruoppo

Baby Dragon: Louise Kennedy

Detective Toucan: Guiliana Galante

Birdie: Rosa Wilson

Lead Tiger: Savannah Bryer

Rhino: Ricky Jessurun

Lion: Zachary Underwood

Gorilla: Gabriella Antczak

Dragon: Lily Mercier

Tigers

Savannah Bryer

Lily Mercier

Olivia Wolchesky

Giuliana Galante

Rosa Wilson

Ayla Calabrese

Apollo Ruoppo

 

Crocodiles

Savannah Bryer

Lily Mercier

Olivia Miller

Blake Ruoppo

Anna Stevens

Ryan Szarkowicz

Ethan LaFortune

Ayla Manzi

Evan Ekman

Jenelys Marrero

Audrey Neeland

Monkeys

Savannah Bryer

Ethan Meyers

Beau Rawson

Oliver Dauphinais

Emmitt Champagne

Louise Kennedy

Audrey Neeland

3:00pm Show

 

MUSICIANS

Cara Grossman

Ricky Jessurun

Emerson Fedish

Addison Brown

Madison Sapp

Adam Legere

 

WILD ISLAND

Elmer: Oliva Hassett-Mellen

Narrator: Sydney Ruoppo

Kitten Marmalade: Gwennan Cook

Elmer’s Little Brother: Blake Ruoppo

Baby Dragon: Rozlyn Rekowski

Detective Toucan: Guiliana Galante

Birdie: Rosa Wilson

Lead Tiger: Savannah Bryer

Rhino: Ricky Jessurun

Lion: Zachary Underwood

Gorilla: Gabriella Antczak

Dragon: Lily Mercier

 

Tigers

Savannah Bryer

Lily Mercier

Olivia Wolchesky

Giuliana Galante

Rosa Wilson

Ayla Calabrese

Apollo Ruoppo

 

Crocodiles

Savannah Bryer

Lily Mercier

Blake Ruoppo

Ryan Szarkowicz

Olivia Miller

Anna Stevens

Ethan LaFortune

Charlie Rumsey

Sebastian Kennedy

Gabriel Feeney

Tianna Ortiz

Austin French

 

Monkeys

Savannah Bryer

Caroline Colligan

Brynn Czernicki-Nasis

Samuel LaFlesh

Rozlyn Rekowski

Charlie Rumsey

Sebastian Kennedy

Gabriel Feeney

6:00pm Show

 

MUSICIANS

Jackson Santos

Brian Santos

CJ Mazzarella

Vincenzo Basilone

Ben Cross

Delaney Cross

 

WILD ISLAND

Elmer: Evony N’Chonon

Narrator: Sydney Ruoppo

Kitten Marmalade: Gwennan Cook

Elmer’s Little Brother: Blake Ruoppo

Baby Dragon: Lily Kimball

Detective Toucan: Gwennan Cook

Birdie: Austin French

Lead Tiger: Savannah Bryer

Rhino: Ricky Jessurun

Lion: Zachary Underwood

Gorilla: Gabriella Antczak

Dragon: Lily Mercier

 

Tigers

Savannah Bryer

Lily Mercier

Hattie Patenaude

Molly Garland

Addison Tyler

Bella Noel

Sophia Mackenzie

 

Crocodiles

Savannah Bryer

Lily Mercier

Blake Ruoppo

Ryan Szarkowicz

Rocky Snow

Lily Kimball

Tristan Jolley

Tianna Ortiz

Austin French

 

Monkeys

Savannah Bryer

Tristan Jolley

Addison Tyler

Hattie Patenaude

Ryan Szarkowicz

Blake Ruoppo

8:00pm Show

 

MUSICIANS

Olivia Hassett-Mellen

Gwennan Cook

Lily Mercier

Sophia MacKenzie

David St Germaine

 

WILD ISLAND

Elmer: Oliva Hassett-Mellen

Narrator: Sydney Ruoppo

Kitten Marmalade: Gwennan Cook

Elmer’s Little Brother: Blake Ruoppo

Baby Dragon: Lily Kimball

Detective Toucan: Tianna Ortiz

Birdie: Austin French

Lead Tiger: Savannah Bryer

Rhino: Ricky Jessurun

Lion: Zachary Underwood

Gorilla: Gabriella Antczak

Dragon: Lily Mercier

 

Tigers

Savannah Bryer

Lily Mercier

Hattie Patenaude

Molly Garland

Addison Tyler

Bella Noel

Sophia Mackenzie

 

Crocs

Savannah Bryer

Lily Mercier

Blake Ruoppo

Ryan Szarkowicz

Rocky Snow

Lily Kimball

Tristan Jolley

Gwennan Cook

 

Monkeys

Savannah Bryer

Tristan Jolley

Addison Tyler

Hattie Patenaude

Ryan Szarkowicz

Blake Ruoppo

Theatre and Music Faculty

The Complex Directors - Nichola Johnson and Julie Watt
Studio Manager - Sarah Andrews
Theatre Faculty - Emily Zornado, Madi Ruta, Corey Stanley
Student Teacher - Oliva Hassett-Mellen
Music Faculty - Emily Zornado, Madi Ruta, Austin Tewksbury, Rick O'Neal, Evan Delaney


WILD ISLAND CREW
Original Book, "My Father's Dragon" by Ruth Styles Gannett
Written and Directed by Emily Zornado
Music Direction by Emily Zornado and Madi Ruta
Choreography by Corey Stanley
Costumes by Emily Zornado, Corey Stanley and Madi Ruta
Special Thanks: Rebecca Patenaude, Lori Zornado, Grace Simon, Anna Raymond, Alex Plucenik 




WILD ISLAND DIRECTOR'S NOTE
 

“What if we wrote our own musical?” 

 

We asked ourselves that question for the first time in 2015, and since then we have written an original musical for our students to perform almost every year. It is an enormous creative work, a unique experience for the cast, and a labor of love that I would not trade for anything. 

 

Wild Island is a completely original adaptation of Ruth Stiles Gannett’s My Father’s Dragon. Gannett’s book details the story of a young boy named Elmer Elevator who longs for adventure and ultimately rescues a dragon from a place called Wild Island.  Our version remains quite faithful to the original, but the music and characters have been shaped to suit the students performing it. The music has been composed specifically for them, and the script was written with their personalities in mind.  Getting to teach and work with these students throughout the year enables us to see the best parts of them, the most creative and intuitive parts of them, the parts that need challenging and the parts that inspire. The part of them that says “What if?”  

 

Every time we endeavor to create original work it is a labor of love, and this story has come to perfectly represent our Theatre students in my mind. They are adventurous, silly, exciting, hilarious, and powerful little heros in their own right. I am proud of what we’ve been able to do together, and what they are able to show you today. If I had one wish, I sincerely hope you leave the performance wondering “What If?”


 

Emily Zornado

Director of Theatre 

THEATRE ETIQUETTE

A few tips, tricks, and requests to make everyone's experience a positive one!

•Please do not photograph or video record this performance -

screens produce extra light and distract those around you.  

•Please do not get up from your seat and move around the theatre during a scene or song.  Please try to remain seated for the entirety of the performance.  If you must get up, please do so during transitions/applause. 

•Cast members may not leave early.

•Please take all of your trash with you.  Please do not leave trash on the floor.

•Please remember that your kids have worked so hard this year.  This performance is just a small moment on their journey, but still a huge milestone for them - especially those taking the stage for the very first time!  They can't get enough of your positive words and support!!