Saturday, October 18, 2014
Book by John R. Powers
Music and Lyrics by James Quinn and Alaric Jans
I am not Catholic, hence, did not go to a Catholic school. From listening to my Catholic friends, this musical represented what I had heard. It still proves that children will be children no matter where they are. They will experience life because that is what motivates them. They will experience within different structures, whether Catholic or public school. In the end, no matter what life challenges you with, everyone should follow their passionate dream and making it come true. You cannot go wrong if it is from the heart.
Eddie Ryan - Aaron Cappello
Becky Bakowski - Julia Fugger
Felix Lindor - Harry Ogrentz
Virginia Lear - Chloe Jancosek
Louie Schlang - Connor Khoury
Mary Kenny - Claire LeMonnier
Mike Depki - Alex Traina
Nancy Ralansky - Elise Bereolos
Sister Monica/Secretary - Brianna Dittmer
Sister Helen - Stephanie Sepiol
Sister Lee Gayle - Faulkner Kosalko
Father O'Reilly - Kevin Bellamy
I have to believe actors learn about life much earlier than most. They play different roles, whether being overbearing, or taking the brunt of a joke in a play or musical. They have to put their feelings out there. The TYTE dug deep to pull this off, on all levels. For this, I trust they will help protect others from whatever abuse they can identify as they go through life. Still, children will be children and will learn in their own way. This is where I believe the Catholic schools, or any other religious school, brings structure to help identify right and wrong. Children will test those waters in school, and find consequences in that controlled environment.
I cannot say enough how impressed I was with the TYTE. This musical brings back my child hood days. A reflection of what was good, and how I learned to change.
This musical could not have been pulled off without the assistance of staff. So here they are:
Assistant Director /Stage Manager - Isabel (Isy) Zuniga
Assistant Musical Director - Lauren Florek
Lights / Sound - Logan Spade
Crew - Aiden Varela and Cameron Adams
Director - Jeff Casey
Musical/Vocal Director - Elizabeth Tuazon
Set/Costume Design - Kevin Bellamy
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