The Void- Creation Dancers & The Orchestra
The Dawn of Creation- The Spirit Squad
Hey Papa, What’are you Gonna Do? - Melinda, Alison & The Spirit Squad
That Something is Me- Papa and Adam
The Entrance of the Animals- Spirit Squad, Animal Dancers and Orchestra
That Something Was You- Papa, Adam & Eve
The Moment of Truth- Slick and the Snakes
The Eve of Temptation- Gabriel, Spirit Squad & Snake Dancers
Bad, Bad, Bad Day- Michael, Gabriel, & Spirit Singers
That Something is Me (Reprise)- Adam and Papa
Hey Papa, What’re you Gonna Do?(Reprise) - Melinda, Alison & the Spirit Squad
((-------A few thousand year Intermission-----))
Believe you Me- Slick and the Gang
Hey Mr. Noah! - Papa, Noah, and Spirit Squad
Papa’s Gonna Build a Boat- Ham, Japheth & Noah’s Family
Two by Two- Two By Two
May You Never- Noah, Japheth, Moxie, Papa
Mighty Fine Boat- Ham, Noah’s Family, Spirit Squad
I Won’t Complain- Noah & the Spirit Squad
The Colors of You- Lillian & Papa
¶ Brandon Witte
Act I: Dylan Phelps
Act II: Erin Gobbel
|Miriam, Noah’s wife||Lindsay Howerton|
¶ Bryce McCormick
|Shem’s Wife, Mareith||Shannon Coffman|
|Ham’s Wife, Handalah||Valerie Charlesworth|
|Japheth’s Wife, Moxie||Alison Wessler|
|Lillian, Ham’s daughter||Liddy Reither|
|Mordachai, Ham’s son||Matt Snodgrass (Melinda’s bro)|
|Two by Two||Two by Two|
Alison Wessler, Abbie Wessler,
¶ The Animals
|Alison Wessler (Act I)||Stephanie Beard||Kayla Nergenah (I)|
|Melinda Snodgrass||Eric Walker||JoEllyn Dorsey|
|Erin Gobbel||Noah Lefebvre||Julie Kleinschmidt|
|Mallory Rahe||Zack Schone||Audrey Knorr|
|Laura Mattes (I)||Danielle Fanshier||Amanda Meyer|
|Ines Keilbach||Matt Snodgrass (the older)||Robyn Stoneking|
|Vallery Charlesworth (I)||Jeremy Nickel||Erin Winkelman|
|Apryl Irvin||Aaron French||Jenny Schone|
|Jenna Fricke||Matt Magelitz||Jaime Kleinschmidt|
|Matt Beard (I)||Sean Anderson||Sarah Schone|
|Aaron Surratt (I)||Brian Murphy||Trista Taylor|
|Drew Hendricker||Luke Williams||Jessica Deaver|
|Katie Graner||Sarah Virgin||Katie Carls|
|Lindsay Howerton (I)||Erica Hurst|
|Jane Anderson (I)||Erica Ehlert|
|Laura Mattes (I)||Lacie Bettis|
|Abby Crawford||Shanita Mickens|
|Abbie Wessler (II)||Emily Kinsell|
|Callie Phelps||Eric Whewell|
|Dylan Phelps (I)|
From the Children of the Rainbow program:
The Broadway musical Brigadoon is about a magical village in Ireland that only appears for one day every hundred years...If the visitor is lucky, he will be present for that one enchanting day and then it slips into the mists. Many times this year our Triopia faculty has felt like we’ve been there present as Brigadoon has appeared in the form of the current student body.
This is my 28th Triopia production and although I would never single out a cast as being number one, each having its own special and wonderful qualities, I can say with all truth that the cast of Children of the Rainbow top the lists in the simple quality of Love. I would invite anyone discouraged with the publicized image of today’s youth to simply spend some time with these wonderful people. They give at the risk of losing, and they love at the risk of being ridiculed. And in all this, they have not lost nor have they suffered any derision. They have won. Tonight you’ll be blessed to watch a small part of the results of their victory. Brigadoon! ----Ken Bradbury
To Our Guests Tonight:
Many folks from out of our area attend Triopia’s annual musical play. Their only contact with our school is these few nights in springtime when the grade school gym is transformed into a theatre. (Some who travel back for other events always comment on how small the gym looks without a stage and crowds.)
Often we’re asked how a high school of only 160+ students can pull off such a production. To you who see us only occasionally, we’ll explain.
Near the first of February, plans begin for the annual production and the writing begins, but that’s just the obvious part. What may not be so evident to visitors to our community is the total effort by so many in our school and community to make the play a highlight of our students’ lives.
The school secretaries become ticket agents, the physics teacher becomes a lighting expert, the Dean of Students becomes a sound technician, the Spanish, calculus and history teachers become masters of costume design. The athletic director carefully schedules track meets to avoid dress rehearsals, and the track and field coaches allow students to return early from track meets to make play rehearsal.
The grade school principal becomes Air Traffic Controller, scheduling activities away from the gym and organizing his morning bus herds around the scenery, the PE teachers become creative artists as they come up with activities for classes when it rains and the lights are up. The grade school teachers become tolerant of this very strange intrusion into their facility, carefully guiding traveling students over cables, cords, and costumes.
Mothers become short-order costume miracle workers, high school teachers become careful observers of grade averages of cast members, sometimes allowing a little extra time to complete assignments during the crunch week. The guidance counselor and principal become crowd control experts, the health teacher a master of distributing programs and keeping the waiting crowds comfortable. Mothers in Touch(and fathers and other kin) make us a part of their prayers.
The music teacher comes in early every morning to rehearse students for auditions. The chemistry teacher carries his guitar everywhere he goes in case a spare moment might be found to rehearse something. The art teacher always finds something missing or out of place and she smiles about it, the biology teacher becomes a cheerleader of enthusiasm for what the students are creating.
The high school office becomes a printing company, the high school gym becomes the collation center, the Jr. High are moved out of their PE lockers so that their dressing room might hold hundreds of costumes. The Chapin Bank and the pizza man Greg Reiterman combine to feed hungry young actors.
And don’t be mistaken: School goes on. No rehearsals are held during class time, the business of the school is taken care of in good order, attendance among the cast members actually goes up and often grades do too. In short, nothing in the regular course of education is replaced or postponed...we just work harder and longer. The overwhelming majority of the teaching staff not only enjoys the play but finds real value in young people working together to produce a work of art and an opportunity to grow as self-confident young adults.
And that............. Is how it’s done at Triopia.
Notes from 1st night of rehearsal: