Odyssey Music & Drama presents
Music by RICHARD RODGERS Book & Lyrics by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II Cinderella Is presented through special arrangement with Rogers & Hammerstein Theatricals
Ms. Kathryn Dyer
Ms. Tina Andersen
Music Director & Production Coordinator
Choreographers Mrs. Laura Borrelli Mrs. Michelle Potter
Mr. John C. Klein 3
2010-11 Board of Education Mr. Frank A. Oberg, President Ms. Julia VanOrman, Vice-President Mr. Sean McCabe Ms. Beth Race
Mr. Roger Boily Mr. David Ferington
Mr. Brian O’Connor
Mrs. AnnMarie Stenglein
Mrs. Gale O’Toole
Interim Superintendent of Schools Mr. John O’Rourke
Superintendent’s Cabinet Mr. Louis Alaimo, Assistant Superintendent Finance and Support Services Dr. Deborah Hoeft, Assistant Superintendent Student Services Mr. Thomas Hyman, Director Technology Dr. Ann Mitchell, Assistant Superintendent Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment—Secondary Schools Mr. Donald Nadolinski, Deputy Superintendent Ms. Carol Pallas, Assistant Superintendent Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment—Elementary Schools
Odyssey Academy Dr. Susan Meier, Principal Ms. Lisa Chapman, International Baccalaureate Coordinator Mr. Josh Lacy, Assistant Principal for Athletics Ms. Laurie Platt, Assistant Principal
Odyssey Music & Drama Gina Trippe, President James Kinne, Vice President Tracy Halloran, Secretary Poonam Brar, Treasurer Mr. John C. Klein, Club Advisor
And so began the journey of bringing our Cinderella to the stage some 3 months ago. I was approached by the wonderful Mary Jane Davidson near the end of last year’s outstanding production of Rags regarding moving from the Vocal Director position into the Artistic Director role upon her retirement. After her reign of 17 years at the helm of this very well oiled machine known as Odyssey Music & Drama, she passed the torch to me this year. Others in her position may have already had one foot out the door, never to look back…not MJ. She made sure by asking each and every one of her wonderful production staff made up of professionals, parents, alumni and volunteers if they were planning on returning, and if not, she then went out and recruited. MJ, thank you for having the trust in me to continue on in your vision of what Odyssey Music & Drama is all about…the kids, the community, the drive and the desire for knowledge and growth. To the steadfast Odyssey parent family, past and present, I am truly grateful for your constant support, generosity, and hard work to me and all of the cast and crew. Thank you for making all of this possible. To Susan Meier, Principal of Odyssey Academy, thank you for welcoming and supporting me during the show as well as being a part of the production. To Richard Snyder, Principal of Athena High School, thank you for “lending me out,” and for always supporting and encouraging me to follow my vision of sharing my passion for music, theatre and drama with the students of Greece. To the Cinderella Artistic Staff, Tina, Laura and Michelle, thank you for all of your support during this fairytale journey we call Cinderella. A special and sincere thank you to John Klein for all that he has done to help put this production together. I am so appreciative of the many gifts that you have brought to me and the students of this production, and the many hats/tiaras that you have worn throughout this process. I thank my parents for their life-long love and support. Thank you for instilling me with such a strong work ethic, love of life and music and for my positive attitude and ability to find the humor during even the darkest times. I love you both. Ian, I am truly blessed to have you in my life. Thank you for loving me for who I am and supporting me every step of the way. I am truly blessed. I love you. To the talented cast and crew of Cinderella, thank you for coming along with me on this new adventure. I have enjoyed watching you blossom and grow as performers. I am honored to work with each and every one of you. “All I can do is give you your wish. How it turns out from here is up to you.” Break A Leg!
Miss Dyer Celebrating 18 Years of Odyssey Music & Drama 2010-2011 “Cinderella”
2001-2002 “Kiss Me Kate”
2000-2001 “Music Man”
2007-2008 “Once on This Island”
1998-1999 “Fiddler on the Roof”
2006-2007 “Annie Get Your Gun”
2005-2006 “The WIZ”
1996-1997 “Bye Bye Birdie”
2004-2005 “Seussical The Musical”
1995-1996 “The Wizard of OZ”
2003-2004 “Tom Sawyer”
1994-1995 “Ransom of Red Chief”
2002-2003 “big the Musical”
1993-1994 “Broadway Revue” 5
Cinderella Scenes and Musical Numbers Act One Prelude: The Night Forest Overture
Scene 1: The Public Square The Prince is Giving a Ball Cinderella March
Scene 2: Cinderella’s House In My Own Little Corner Change of Scene Music
Scene 3: The Royal Dressing Room Your Majesties Your Majesties – Dance Boys and Girls Like You and Me Change of Scene Music
Scene 4: Cinderella’s House In My Own Little Corner Reprise Fol-De-Rol Impossible The Transformation It’s Possible
~ Intermission ~
Flash photography and videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited. 6
Cinderella Scenes and Musical Numbers Acts Two & Three Scene 1: The Palace Ball Room Entr’Acte Gavotte Cinderella’s Entrance
Scene 2: The Palace Garden Ten Minutes Ago Stepsisters’ Lament
Scene 3: The Palace Ballroom and Garden Waltz for a Ball Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful Twelve O’Clock
Scene 4: Cinderella’s House Cinderella March When You’re Driving Through the Moonlight A Lovely Night A Lovely Night – Coda
Scene 5: The Royal Dressing Room Do I Love You – Reprise
Scene 6: The Public Square The Search
Scene 7: The Night Forest Transition to the Palace The Slipper Fits Do I Love You – Reprise
Scene 8: The Palace Ballroom Finale – The Wedding 7
About Our Directors Artistic Director Kathryn Dyer is thrilled to be back at Odyssey after serving as the Vocal Director for “Once on This Island”, “Footloose”, and “Rags.” She is a vocal music teacher at Athena High and Middle Schools where she directs three choirs, two voice classes, two general music classes and also directs and choreographs the MS show choir. Her HS Select Women’s Choir has been nationally recognized with consistent Superior Gold Ratings. Ms. Dyer has been the Choral/Drama Coach for various Athena productions including “Wizard of Oz”, “Peter Pan”, “Guys & Dolls”, “Oliver”, and this year’s upcoming production of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.” In addition to teaching, Kathy is an accomplished singer/actress. Credits include her own cabarets in NYC, London, and aboard the prestigious Queen Elizabeth II where she performed for Princess Margaret. Kathy has been in many regional theatre/opera productions. Favorite roles include playing opposite Tony Award Winner Debbie Gravitte (“Anything Goes”), the lead role of Mother (“Ragtime”), Cassie (“A Chorus Line”), Carmen (“Carmen”), and Ma Moss (Aaron Copland’s “The Tenderland”). She considers herself blessed to have studied under gifted and inspiring teachers at Ithaca College, Syracuse University, and Eastman School of Music. Ms. Dyer is honored and excited once again to be working with such a giving and talented cast, crew, and staff. Music Director and Production Coordinator Mr. John C. Klein, known primarily for his work as a professional violinist and educator, also has numerous Equity and professional theatrical credits. In Geva Theatre’s acclaimed 2003 production of “1776”, he had the distinct pleasure to perform the challenging solo in the song “He Plays the Violin” eight times weekly with Tony Award nominee Christa Moore, a part he first performed in 1976 for Topeka Civic Theatre. He served as Music Director and onstage violinist for two classic French comedies by Moliere: “The Misanthrope” (Geva, starring Anthony Zerbe) and “The Imaginary Invalid” (TCT). National touring company orchestra engagements include productions of “Fiddler on the Roof”, “My Fair Lady” and “West Side Story”, and he also served as musical director for TCT’s “My Fair Lady”. For Odyssey Academy, he has provided musical direction for “Rags”, “Footloose”, “Once on This Island”, “Annie Get Your Gun”, “The Wiz”, “Seussical”, “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”, and “big”. Mr. Klein has also enjoyed performing as the solo violinist for school theatrical pit orchestras when the part it both challenging and beautiful, such as Odyssey Music and Drama’s “Kiss Me, Kate”, as well as productions at other schools of “Into the Woods”, “My Fair Lady” and “Thoroughly Modern Millie”. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music in violin performance, he is a nationally recognized clinician in the area of Suzuki Method pedagogy, teaching and performing at over eighty Suzuki festivals and workshops in eight states. In 2001, Mr. Klein joined the staff at Odyssey Academy as Orchestra Director, and in 2007 became the Teacher on Special Assignment for Music, coordinating activities for the Greece Central School District. Vocal Director Ms. Tina Andersen is pleased to be part of “Cinderella” her 8th Odyssey Show. Tina enjoyed her time as Odyssey’s vocal music director for “Music Man”, “Kiss Me Kate”, “big”, “Suessical the Musical”, and “The Wiz”, as well as her roll as rehearsal/pit pianist for “Footloose” and “Rags.” In addition to her show responsibilities, Tina is in her first year as Odyssey Academy’s middle school Vocal and General Music teacher where she is working very hard to fill the shoes of Mrs. MJ Davidson, her friend and mentor of the last several years. For the span of her 12 year teaching career, Tina has taught at Greece’s Apollo Middle School, Cowherd Middle School, District 131, Aurora, IL, and the Rochester City School District, as well as serving as Director of Music Ministries at New Life Presbyterian Church, Rochester, NY and several other congregations in the Rochester area. A graduate of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music and Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, Tina teaches private vocal and piano lessons, and writes and performs her own praise and worship music throughout the Rochester area. Tina considers her Odyssey gig to be the absolute best job she could have hoped for and continues to marvel at how blessed she is to work with the world’s greatest kids and co-workers. This is choreographer Michelle Potter’s 6th show with Odyssey Music and Drama and thanks the Eckert family for bringing her in to the Odyssey family. Michelle has been involved with dance since the age of 3, performing and competing for dance and pageants. She was involved in performing and choreographing in her high school musicals back in the day and has also taught dance and performed as a dancer for the Rochester Rhinos for 2 seasons. Michelle is a math intervention/coach teacher at Longridge school here in Greece and lives in Webster with her husband Eric, and sons Brady (7½) and Jake (4½). Much love and thanks go out to her family for their support and encouragement during the “busy times.” Choreographer Mrs. Laura Borrelli has been with Odyssey Music & Drama for five years. She studied dance as well as taught at Danc’letics of Rochester. She works for the Rochester City School District at John Marshall High School. When she is not busy choreographing the show, she spends time with her husband Matt and sons Luciano and Dominic. Thank you to the whole cast, crew, directors, and parents for all your hard work! Cheers to a fabulous Show!
The History of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s
Cinderella was the only musical written for television by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Broadcast live on March 31, 1957, it was a starring vehicle for the young Julie Andrews. It was seen by over 100 million people, fully 60% of the U.S. population at that time. This production was thought to be lost, but a blackand-white kinescope was discovered and re-released in 2004.
Professional and amateur stage versions of the show began to be produced in the United States.
The second television revival of the show had an all-star cast which included Ginger Rodgers, Walter Pidgeon, Stuart Damon, and introduced Leslie Ann Warren as Cinderella. This version featured a new script and was rebroadcast eight times through 1974.
1993, 1995 & 2004
Stage productions in New York at the New York City Opera included television stars such as Deborah Gibson, Jean Stapleton, Nancy Marchand, Dick Van Patton, and Eartha Kitt.
A third television revival featured a racially-diverse cast, a new script and several new songs. Among the actors in this version were Whitney Houston, Whoopi Goldberg, Jason Alexander, Bernadette Peters, and Brandy as Cinderella.
Major Asian tour starring Lea Solonga, winner of the Tony Award for Miss Saigon.
Cinderella has remained one of the most popular of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musicals, both for major professional theatre companies as well as for school and community groups. Compiled by John C. Klein
The Musical Theatre Legacy of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II Oklahoma! (1943, Film – 1955) Carousel (1945, Film – 1956) State Fair (Film – 1945) Allegro (1947) Me and Juliet (1953) Pipe Dream (1955) South Pacific (1949, Film – 1958) The King and I (1951, Film – 1956) Cinderella (Television Presentation – 1957, 1965, 1997) Flower Drum Song (1958, Film – 1961) The Sound of Music (1959, Film – 1965) 9
Cast of Characters Cinderella............................................................................ Mikayla Ekwell Prince Christopher ................................................................... Eric Haase King Maximilion...................................................................... Stevie Tegas Queen Charlotte .................................................................... Kara DiTucci Stepmother ........................................................................... Sarah Farnett Portia ................................................................................... Katie Breitung Joy ........................................................................................... Julie Eckert Herald .................................................................................. Austin Matson Godmother ............................................................................ Kirsilyn Brent Chef ..................................................................................... Ryan Mulcahy Steward 1.............................................................................. Kevin Hauser Steward 2............................................................................... David Hauck Herald’s Page ............................................................................ Alec Eddy ENSEMBLE I
Leah Andersen, Alexa Bianchi, Kellie Bossert, Jamie Fitzgerald, Lyndsey Fitzgerald, Kasie Geer, Tracy Halloran, Sarah Johnson, Connor Landers, Nicole LeGault, Erin Mulcahy, Zach Nasca, Courtney Owens, Lauren Potter, Miranda Potter, Quentin Quetschenbach, Julia Ricklefs, Emma Schaible, Shannon Shields, Abbey Stoessel, Grant Tomasso, Gina Trippe, Adrienne Vaccaro, Laura Webb, Lourdes Wong
ENSEMBLE II Tiffany Adames, Heather Bloom, Josh Boehme, Abby Campanero, Dylan Crandall, Amy Forest, Haile Geer, Sean Healey, Natalie Hunt, Jared Jones, Emma Lynch, Thai Rei May, Emily McIntyre, Megan O’Hara, Matthew Paez, Elise Schaible, Sarra Soussi, Chris Valincourt, Peyton Vick, Emily Wilbur
The Cinderella Orchestra Mr. John C. Klein, Music Director Cassandra Nicolia, Student Assistant Ms. Elizabeth Million .............................................................................. Flute Miss Meaghan MacTammany* .................................................. Flute/Piccolo Ms. Jessica Smithorn ............................................................................ Oboe Mr. John Viavattine ...........................................................................Clarinet I Cassandra Nicolia ...........................................................................Clarinet II Ms. Sophie Goluses ............................................................................. Horn I Miss Katelyn Benedict ......................................................................... Horn II Mr. Jesse Kinne* ............................................ Assistant Conductor & Horn III Mr. William Osinski .......................................................................... Trumpet I Mr. Robert Viavattine ...................................................................... Trumpet II Mr. Jeff Greene .............................................................................. Trombone Mr. Aaron Staebell ........................................................................ Percussion Mr. Matthew Witten ...................................................................... Percussion Ms. Tina Andersen ..........................................................................Keyboard Mr. John Gaspar..................................................................................... Harp Mrs. Katherine Martin ..........................................Concertmaster / Solo Violin Ms. Megan Kemp*................................................................................. Violin Miss Anyango Yarbo-Davenport ............................................................ Violin Ms. Hannah Picasso-Hobin................................................................... Violin Mrs. Maxine Sturtevant ......................................................................... Violin Mr. Dana Huyge ..................................................................................... Viola Mr. John Ross ........................................................................................ Viola Mr. Andrew Barnhart .............................................................................. Cello Ms. Hilda Goluses .................................................................................. Cello Ms. Julia Siegl ...................................................................... Cello (Alternate) * Graduate of Odyssey Academy
Technical and Stage Crew Technical Directors Mr. Dave Izzo and Mr. Gerard Mulcahy
Set and Production Design Mr. John C. Klein
Building & Stage Crew Nicole Bubie, Stage Manager James Kinne, Assistant Stage Manager Mr. Mike Couch, Set Design Mr. Jack Breitung, Sean Bybee, Nick Daniels, Mr. Tony DiTucci, Charli Drone, Mr. Joseph Halloran, Jake Hoyt, Mr. Barry Morgan, Mr. Tim Moriarty, Ian O’Connell, Nate Perez, Lucas Perriello, Georges Rouhana, Mr. Mike Unterborn, Austin Veness
Paint Production Mr. Mike Unterborn Mr. Sean Bybee, Mrs. Sharon Cira, Adam Cottorone, Mr. Steve Eddy, Anna Falk, Dasha Falk, Mrs. Dawn Falk, Aldolfo Flores, Mr. Rich Healey, Mr. Doug Jones, Mrs. Marita Jones, Ms. Cynthia Learn, Samantha Learn, Jordon Leonard, Alyssa Unterborn, Austin VanVorst, Jeff Wong
Props Mr. John C. Klein, Mrs. Doris Bubie Andrew Elling, Student Assistant Vanessa Englerth, Anna Falk, Erynn Hill, Cassie Lanzatella
Audio Production Skylark Enterprises Mr. Gary Messineo, Sound Design Mr. Josh Burke, Audio Engineer
Lighting Design Mr. Art Whitfield & WindWorks Design Ben Fitzgerald, Main Lighting Console Joshua Bumbarger, Eddie Rogers, Spotlight
Costumes Ms. Ann T. Davis, Ms. Kathryn Dyer, Ms. Vina Platania Mrs. Sandra Bossert, Mrs. Kirsten Bybee, Christine Cira, Crystal Couch, Ms. Paty Cox, Amanda Farabella, Mrs. Debbie Geer, Mrs. Christine Haase, Mrs. Cathy Healey, Ms. Cindy Huff, Mrs. Marita Jones, Ms. Eveline Mairhuber, Mrs. Mirna Wong, Jennifer Zaroczynski 13
Behind the Scenes Producers Mr. Gary Elling and Ms. Wendy Halloran
Assistants to Ms. Dyer and Mr. Klein Poonam Brar, Tracy Halloran, Samantha Sherry, Gina Trippe, Kimberly Twait
Dance Captain Julia Ricklefs Kelli Bossert, Adrienne Vaccaro
Accompanists Tina Andersen, AccompanEase®
Photography Mr. Dick Bennett, Mr. Gary Elling, Mr. Eric Hoyt
Artwork/Program Design/Layout/Media Ads Mr. Gary Elling Ms. Ann Davis, Mr. John C. Klein, Ms. Wendy Halloran
Advertising/Publicity/Community Donations Ms. Cynthia Learn Assisted by Mr. John C. Klein, Ms. Brenda Moriarty
Tickets Mrs. Donna LeGault assisted by Kelly Kramer Mrs. MJ Davidson, Mrs. Myrna Owens, Mrs. Michelle Campanaro, Mrs. Sharon Eddy, Mrs. Nancy Nasca, Mrs. Pam O’Connell, Mrs. Jody Quetschenbach
Elementary School Reading Program Ms. Wendy Halloran Mrs. Michelle Potter, Mr. John C. Klein
Flowers Mrs. Lynn Vaccaro Andrea Bianchi, Michelle Campanaro, Mickey Eckert, Dawn Falk, Viki Hunt, Kim Potter, Ruth Schaible
Behind the Scenes Poster Distribution Mrs. Michelle Campanaro, Mrs. Mary Jane Davidson, Mr. John C. Klein, Mrs. Ellen Rogers, Mrs. Ruth Schaible, Cast and Crew
“Godmother’s Goodies” Rehearsal Munchies Mrs. Jean Breitung and Mrs. Pam O’Connell Mr. Kyle Atkins, Mr. Santo Bentivegna, Mrs. Michelle Campanaro, Mrs. Wendy Halloran, Mrs. Gail Hauser, Mrs. Karen Hill, Mr. Dave Johnson, Mrs. Marita Jones, Mrs. Linda Kellogg, Mrs. Nancy Nasca, Mrs. Ruth Schaible, Mrs. Sue Ellen Stacey, Mrs. Linda Tolentino, Mrs. Dawn VanVorst, Miss Jenna Wheater (05), Shannon Wheater, Mrs. Mary Beth Wilbur
Shirt Coordinator Mrs. Mickey Eckert Mr. Jim Eckert, Ms. Kathy Eckert (’02), Ms. Kristin Eckert (’08), Mr. Paul Meyer (‘03)
House Managers Mrs. Carmen Ricklefs and Mr. Dwaine Ricklefs
Cinde’s Corner Concession Mrs. Sue Farnett, Mrs. Lori Mulcahy, Mrs. Lauren Stoessel
Cinderella’s Little Corner Boutique Mr. John C. Klein, Ms. Cynthia Learn
Cast Party Ms. Jill Tomasso and Ms. Dianne Webb Mrs. Christine Haase, Mrs. Nancy Hauck, Ms. Cindy Huff, Ms. Sheri Landers, Mrs. Myrna Owens, Ms. Ruth Schaible, Mrs. Carol Tegas, Mrs. Dawn Van Voorst
Hair and Make-Up Mrs. Sandra Bossert Kirsten Bybee, Mrs. Debbie Geer, Samantha Nast, Savannah Tyo
Back Stage Supervision Mrs. Bernadette Anderson, Mr. Todd Anderson Mr. Ron Campanero, Mrs. MJ Davidson, Mrs. Christine Haase, Mrs. Linda Kellogg
Behind the Scenes Ushering Ms. Sheri Landers and Ms. Evelyn Sucy Nicole Accorso, Alana Ackert, Rachel Bordonaro, Alissa Brooks, Aislinn Butler, Emily Chambers, Savanna Clendining, C.J. Cordaro, Meghan Denny, Ms. Bev Fisher, Kristen Gielenfeldt, Mariah Greico, Kara Haboian, Alex Hare, Zoe Herrick, Raven Hilfiker, Kimberly Hodges, Kristina Huber, Brianna Juda, Ms. Trish Kalpin, Nicholas Learn, Samantha Learn, Brittany Magliocco, Victoria Maldonato, Erinn Muerb, Brittany Nast, Ms. Toni Nicolia, Chris Owens, Adam Ozuna, Tori Pignato, Josh Shields, Amy Shurtliff, Haleigh Sucy, Mr. Phil Tomasso III, Ms. Dianne Webb
Poonam Brar (Student Director, Treasurer) 9th Grade
Alec Eddy (Herald’s Page) 6th Grade Alec’s first musical theatre experience was sharing the role of David last year in Rags. He has also performed twice with the RPO in their holiday production of the Snowman and has performed Handel’s Messiah with the Rochester Chamber Orchestra since 2008. Alec enjoys playing piano, and drums. He also likes to play football, basketball and lacrosse.
Cinderella is Poonam’s second year as treasurer for the musical. She enjoys drawing and volunteers as a math tutor. “Thanks for the support. I wouldn’t be here without you.”
“I’d like to thank my Mom and Dad for their support. I would also like to thank my Uncle Tom, Aunt Betty and my vocal teachers Mrs. Karen McIver and Mrs. Andersen.”
Katie Breitung (Portia) 11th Grade
Mikayla Ekwell (Cinderella) Senior
Katie was in The Wiz, Annie Get Your Gun, Once on this Island, Footloose, Rags and the 2010 Spring Drama Almost Maine. She performed at NYSSMA and has been awarded 1st place at N.Y. Music Festival. Katie volunteers with Rotary Interact, and likes art. “Thanks to my entire family for their support and my evil stepsisters for being my inspirationJ”
Mikayla performed in every musical since 6th grade and Odyssey dramas. She’s been in select choir since 9th grade. 2009-10 she participated in All County Choir & the RPO Holiday Pops in 2010. Hobbies include being musical every day, spending time with family & friends, and enjoying senior year. Mikayla would like to be remembered as a talented girl willing to help anyone, a great friend & a unique person. She credits her mom as her biggest influence. Mikayla plans to study music education for elementary age children. “WE FINALLY MADE IT! Too many amazing people to thank for their endless support, but thank you mom for making me realize my true potential and thank you to my grandparents for endless car rides and support.”
Kirsilyn Brent (Fairy Godmother) 11th Grade
Sarah Farnett (Stepmother) 10th Grade
Kirsilyn was in Footloose and last year’s Rags. She has been part of the Sr. High All County for 2 years. She played a flute duet, a flute solo and a voice solo at NYSSMA. Kirsilyn likes to reading, writing, music and Dungeons and Dragons.
Sarah was in Once on This Island, Footloose, and Rags. She has been in chorus since 6th grade and is also in the Select Choir this year. Sarah likes hanging out with her friends, volunteering at her church and watching Peyton Manning every Sunday.
“Love you all, thanks for dealing with all the running and craziness that follows this season around. This year was great. To all the graduating seniors, good luck out there.”
“Thank you to my family and friends for always being there for me especially my best friend Mandy. Also to my adorable dog and my love Peyton Manning.”
Nicole Bubie (Backstage Manager) 11th Grade
Ben Fitzgerald (Light Crew) Senior
Nicole has been involved backstage for The Wiz, Annie Get Your Gun, Once on This Island, Footloose, and Rags. She is in mixed chorus and band. Nicole runs cross country, and indoor track, she likes drawing/art. Nicole volunteers for the American Diabetes Association and the Rochester Marathon.
Cinderella will be Ben’s 5th show on light crew. He is an Eagle scout who says Mr. Art Whitfield has been his biggest influence because he has taught Ben so much about lighting. He plans to attend a 4 year college, but hasn’t made his choice yet. “Thanks to my parents, who convinced me to do this, I’ve had a blast.”
“Thanks Mom & Dad, Max and Adrian for all your support through the years.”
Kara DiTucci (Queen Charlotte) 11th Grade
Eric Haase (Prince) Senior
Kara was on the make-up crew for Annie Get Your Gun, in the cast of Once on This Island, was a cowboy singer in Footloose and played a sweatshop girl in last year’s Rags. She has received Honor Pins and a Varity Letter, went to NYC for Heritage Festivals with the Select Choir. Kara volunteers with Rotary Interact.
Eric has performed in OMD musicals since 6th grade, as well as Odyssey’s spring dramas. He scored 98% on his NYSSMA solo and performed in Area All State and All County. He also performed in RPO Holiday Pops. His hobby is being awesome. Eric would like to be remembered as…the only senior guy in this entire cast. He plans to go to MCC for communications and media art.
“Thank you Mom and Dad for supporting me and thanks to my sis Sarah for showing me how to be a ROYAL pain in the butt! J”
“Thanks Dad &Mom for supporting me over the years here at Odyssey.”
Julie Eckert (Joy) 11th Grade
Tracy Halloran (Lead Student Director, Ensemble1) 10th Grade
Julie has been in The Wiz, Annie Get Your Gun, Once on this Island, Footloose and Rags. She won an Outstanding rating in NYSSMA, she is in Senior High All County. Julie has received her Music Bar and Varsity Music Letter. Her interests include singing, dancing, art, and video games. She helps teach Sunday school at St. Charles and assists with dance classes.
Tracy has been involved in the musical since 6th grade. She also performed and was student director fot OMD’s spring drama Almost Maine last May. She sings in the high school mixed choir and was awarded Outstanding Vocalist in 6th grade and eighth grade. She was also awarded the music honor pin in eighth grade. Tracy takes voice lessons with Mr. Borrelli. Her hobbies are homework and rehearsals. She is involved in student government (ACC) and Rotary Interact.
“Thank you for being awesome.”
“Thanks for putting up with me all the time! I love you to Pluto and back!”
A Message from Mr. Klein… I love Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. One of retiring Artistic Director Mary Jane Davidson final acts was to choose Cinderella as our musical theatre production for 2011. Over the years, Mary Jane had an uncanny knack for selecting shows that played to the strengths of the students who would likely choose to participate. This is a very important consideration in a school as small as Odyssey Academy. As I began to prepare for our production, I fondly remembered as a young child watching the television version with Leslie Ann Warren…okay students, you can do the math and figure out my relative age if you review my show history article elsewhere in the program. I still maintain that I’m 29. I was also delighted when the black-and-white kinescope of the 1957 production starring a very young Julie Andrews resurfaced, and was rebroadcast on PBS in 2004. Growing up in the small college town of Stevens Point, Wisconsin (population 24,000), I had no opportunities as a child to see live professional theatre. But Broadway cast albums were popular on my mother’s hi-fi stereo. and we would always go to see movie musicals when they appeared at the Fox Theater. I remember my family taking my very Polish Catholic Gramma Klein to see “The Sound of Music.” Gramma never went to the movies but agreed to go, dressed in her Sunday church hat and her coat with the fur collar, because the movie was about nuns! We all sat enthralled in the balcony as Julie Andrews whirled around on that mountain top singing “The hills are alive…” I also have a memory of my brother and me at the age of seven or eight. Having just watched Cinderella on television, we proceeded to entertain Gramma by wrapping towels around our heads, shrieking out our version of “Why would a fellow want a girl like her?” A good time was had by all. As I began to delve into the history of Cinderella, I was surprised to learn of its impact on American entertainment. It was originally a 90-minute television show with six commercial breaks, and was an early example of a national television blockbuster. I was no less surprised to find that my treasured Leslie Ann Warren version was quite different, definitely rooted in the 1960s yet maintaining a palpable charm. Oscar Hammerstein II had passed away in 1960 and Richard Rodgers had commissioned a new script by Joseph Schrank, which was closer to the traditional tale. And, many younger people have very different yet equally cherished memories of the 1997 version starring Brandy and Whitney Houston, with a wildly nasty Bernadette Peters stealing every scene she was in as the Stepmother. The Asian tour starring Lea Salonga also breathed new visual and musical light into the production design. While our Cinderella most closely resembles the original 1957 telecast, I hope that you might recognize a bit of each of these versions in our staging of the show. As I’ve explored the literary and theatrical world of Cinderella, I’ve learned that every generation and every culture has at least one version of the tale. Whether it’s the French Cendrillon, the Vietnamese Golden Slipper, or the Algonquin Rough Faced Girl, the story has entertained yet also inspired children to dream of achieving goals that seem beyond their reach. And, we all have our own Fairy Godmothers or Godfathers, regardless of age or gender. A line spoken in the 1965 version by Fairy Godmother Celeste Holm (the original Ado Annie in “Oklahoma”) had particular resonance for me. She said, “All I can do is give you your wish. How it turns out from here is up to you...” I hope that this production grants our students their wish, and that the experience of participating in Cinderella will continue to inspire our students far into the future. It’s possible!
John C. Klein
David Hauck (Steward) 10th Grade
Austin Matson (Herald) 11th Grade
Previous to Cinderella, David was in the cast of Footloose and Rags. He plays the cello in school and Last year was the only freshman in Greece to get a Varsity Letter. He won gold first place in the Heritage Music festival, 27 out of 28 in NYSSMA voice and 96 out of 100 in NYSSMA, he also was seat 8 in All State Orchestra.
Austin performed in Annie Get Your Gun, Once On This Island, Footloose, and Rags. He is in Select Choir and in 2009 and 2010 he was awarded Outstanding Male Vocalist. Austin has performed for All County and Area All State as well as the RPO Pops. His hobbies include playing guitar. “Don’t laugh at me when my voice cracksJ”
“The rent is too damn high!”
Kevin Hauser (Steward) 11th Grade
Thai-Rei May (Ensemble 2) Senior
Kevin has been in the Odyssey musicals since 6th grade. He was also in Odyssey’s spring drama Almost Maine last year. He has been in Select and Mixed Chorus since 2008, Area All State and RPO Holiday Pops in 2010. He participated in NYSSMA Spring solo with a 92% in 2009 and 100% in 2010. His hobbies include cross country, track & field, boy scouts, youth group Vacation bible school and child church teacher.
Thai-Rei played a peasant in Once on this Island in 9th grade and she is in mixed chorus. She spends a lot of time working at the zoo, and she loves to draw and sing. She would like to be remembered as full of energy and life. Thai-Rei credits her mentor Suzzanne as her biggest influence. She plans to join a baking program in the future. “I love you all so much. I hope this is a good last year of school.”
“Thank you for all of your supporting.”
Jake Hoyt (Stage Crew) Senior
Ryan Mulcahy (Chef) 10th Grade
Jake has been on stage crew for Annie Get Your Gun, Once On This Island, Footloose, Rags, and Cinderella will be his last show before graduating from Odyssey. He enjoys biking, skateboarding, football, baseball and “call of duty”. He is a life scout with the Boy Scouts and part of a youth group. He would like to be remembered as fun loving and plans to attend MCC.
Ryan has performed in Once on This Island, Footloose and Rags. Ryan has been awarded Most Improved High School Vocalist and performed in the 2010 RPO Holiday Pops. He is in Select Choir. Ryan’s hobbies include marching band, playing the trumpet, following politics and watching the Bills no matter how painful it is.
Sarah Johnson (Ensemble 1) Senior
Cassandra Nicolia (2nd Clarinet, Pit Orchestra) Senior
“I’m Ryan Mulcahy and I approve this message.”
Sarah has been part of the cast in each musical since 8 grade. She has been in Select Choir since 9th grade and Mixed Chorus since 6th grade..She enjoys soccer and tennis. She volunteers with the adopt a family program during the holidays. Sarah wants to be remembered as a dedicated, hardworking and talented singer. She says her mom Linda Kellogg has been her biggest influence. With an amazing scholarship, she plans to attend Elmira College to study child psychology and child education. “Thanks you to my wonderful family, you have always believed in my dreams. I will forever be grateful for your never ending support. You sacrifice so much to make sure my dreams come true. Thanks for everything and enjoy the show.”
Cassie played the clarinet for Rags, Brigadoon, Thoroughly Modern Millie and The Music Man. She wants to be remembered for being a positive person who always had a smile to share. Cassie says her parents have influenced her the most and she is planning to attend the U of R and majoring in chemistry. “Thanks for all the support. I love you Keith, mom, dad and Anthony.”
James Kinne (Assistant Stage Manager) Senior
Ian O’Connell (Stage Crew) Senior Cinderella will be Ian’s 3rd year on stage crew. He enjoys writing and playing video games. Ian wants his friends to remember him as the funny awkward kid, and credits Jake Hoyt as his biggest influence. He will be attending Brockport College to study English.
In the past James has been involved in The Wiz. He is in Select Choir and has won most improved award in orchestra. James would like to be remembered as fun loving and always chill. He will be attending Buffalo State College. “HaHa I’m outta here!”
“Thank you mom and dad, especially mom for being one of the best tech moms.”
Emma Lynch (Ensemble 2) Senior
Nate Perez (Stage Crew) Senior
This is Emma’s first musical. She has been in chorus since 6th grade, and likes to sing Country songs when she’s alone, Emma also like writing. She would like to be remembered as sweet and happy.
Nate was on the props crew in 9th grade, paint crew from 9th to 11th grade and stage crew since 10th grade. He likes to play Nintendo, and working with animals. He frequently does public service presentations on wildlife education. Nate would like to be remembered for his sense of humor and outgoing nature. He says that the person who has most influenced him is Forrest Gump. Nate is going to major in environmental sciences at Finger Lakes Community College.
“This is my first time even trying out for the musical and I’m so excited I made it. Thank you for loving me and supporting me even if I drove you crazy.”
Georges Rouhana (Stage Crew) Senior
Jennifer Zaroczynski (Costumes Crew) Senior
Georges has been on stage crew since 9th grade. He likes to build and fly model airplanes. He wants his friends to remember him as the fun loving kid who was always there for them. Georges says his dad has been his biggest influence because he taught him how to be a better person. He plans to go to a 4 year college, then enter the workforce.
Jen was on costumes crew for the Wiz, Annie get Your Gun, Once on this Island, Footloose and Rags. She performed in the spring play Almost, Maine last year. Jennifer likes playing the piano, tennis, reading and she volunteers at Flower City Work Camp. She would like to be remembered for having joy in her soul and a song in her heart. She plans to attend college in the fall. “Thanks for driving me everywhere!”
Shannon Shields (Dancer/Ensemble 1) Senior Shannon was a featured dancer in Suessical when she was in 6th grade. She likes hanging out with her friends, watching movies and reading. Shannon would like to be remembered as a dedicated and fun loving person. She plans to go to a 4 year college to study History and Psychology. Her brother Josh has influenced her the most. “Thank you for always being there for me and supporting me in everything that I have ever set my mind to.”
Abbey Stoessel (Ensemble 1) Senior Abbey has been involved in our musicals in some fashion since 6th grade. She has been in Select Choir since 9th grade. Abbey plays soccer, and volunteers through her church at The Salvation Army. She would like to be remembered as a positive leader. Abbey hopes to major in biology and study pre med or veterinary studies. She says Mikayla Ekwell has been a positive musical influence. She has always encouraged me in music and believed in my potential. “To my family, thank you for your constant support and encouragement. To my friends in the show, thank you for an incredible 7 years. I love you all.”
Stylianos Tegas (King Maximilion) 10th Grade Stevie has been in the musicals since 8th grade and was in last year’s spring play Almost, Maine. His awards include Most Outstanding in chorus and Most Outstanding Brass Player. He was in All County Chorus and Area All State. Stevie likes reading, and helping his mom with Rotary functions. “Thanks for all the support and time you give me.”
Gina Trippe (Ensemble1/Student Director/OMD President) 10th Grade Gina was in the cast of Once on This Island, Footloose and Rags. Gina has also performed with the Downstairs Cabaret Theatre Showcases. She is a member of the Select Choir, is a recipient of the Music Honor pin, had a perfect score on her NYSSMA vocal solo, is a member of the graduation band and has performed in OMD’s Coffee House. Gina’s hobbies include jazz ensemble, symphonic band, and choir. She volunteers at the Seneca Park Zoo and Strong Hospital. “Thank you for always being there for me. You make me who I am. J I love you all.”
Kimberly Twait (Student Director) 10th Grade Kim has ushered for Once on This Island and Footloose. She is in the symphonic band. Kim’s hobbies include swimming and playing the flute. She is involved in student government (ACC), and Rotary Interact. “Thanks you for supporting me through all of my decisions.”
Tiffany Adames (Ensemble 2) 6th Grade
Kasie Geer (Ensemble 1) 10th Grade
This is Tiffany’s first musical. She enjoys swimming, softball and writing. “Thank you for everything!”
Before coming to Odyssey, Kasie was in The Wizard of Oz and Annie at Arcadia Middle School. She was in last year’s production of Rags. She likes golf, soccer and she likes listening to music. Kasie volunteers at soccer tournaments.
Leah Anderson (Ensemble 1) 7th Grade
“I just want to say thank you for everything you do for me.”
Leah was in last year’s production “RAGS”, in 6th grade, she won “Most Outstanding Vocalist” award. Leah takes voice lessons at Aria’s School of Music and Arts and she likes running cross country.
Sean Healey (Ensemble 2) 8th Grade This is Sean’s first musical. He likes reading, writing and piano and is an alter server at Our Mother of Sorrows Church.
“Thank you everyone for always supporting me! Love you.”
“Thanks for putting time aside to help me.”
Alexa Bianchi (Ensemble 1) 8th Grade Alexa was in Rags and Footloose. She has performed for the past 2 years in Coffee House. She is in the chorus and enjoys soccer and dance. Alexa is a National Junior Honor Society member.
Nina Hunt (Ensemble 2) 9th Grade Cinderella will be Nina’s first show. She is in the mixed chorus and likes to play soccer and baseball. In the past 2 years she has accumulated 40 + hours of community service.
“Thank you for supporting me and being there for me through everything! Love You!”
“Thanks for supporting me and driving me to rehearsals.”
Heather Bloom (Ensemble 2) 7th Grade This will be Heather’s second musical. She enjoys reading, writing and drawing.
Jared Jones (Ensemble 2) 7th Grade
“Thanks for your encouragement in all things musical!
Jared was a rag picker in our production of Rag’s last year. He likes to hunt and go fishing with his dad.
Joshua Boehme (Ensemble 2) 7th Grade
“Thank you so much for supporting me, I love you. To my brother, thanks for taking all the freak-outs I had on you.”
This is Joshua’s first OMD production. He was in Willy Wonka in elementary school. He is in the middle school chorus, and likes to play sports and XBOX 360 with his friends.
Connor Landers (Ensemble 1) 10th grade
“This play is going to be SCRUMDIDLIUMPTIOUS.”
Connor was a Grande Homme, in Once on this Island, and he played Young Bobby in Footloose, and was a newsie last year in Rags. He has participated in the Tri Annual Heritage music festival and is in Select Choir. Connor likes skiing.
Kelli Bossert (Ensemble 1, ) 11th Grade
“Gracias por vienes mirar la musical”
Kelli has performed in The Wiz, Annie Get Your Gun, Once On This Island, Footloose and Rags. She has attended Fine Arts Camp. She has been in Select Choir since 9th grade, participates in NYSSMA Sr. High and All County. Kelli plays softball, varsity and travel soccer, takes piano lessons, and is a bell ringer for the Salvation Army.
Nicole LeGault (Ensemble 1) 10th Grade. Nicole was in the ensemble for Once On This Island and Rags. She has been awarded Most outstanding Vocalist in 7th grade and Most improved Vocalist in 8th grade. Nicole is in Select Choir and performes in Coffee House as well as NYSSMA. She likes softball, and Girl Scouts and volunteers for Rotary Interact, and ACC (student Government).
“Thank You to all my family for putting up with my crazy schedule and my fellow cast members for making this a great show with great memories. Love you guys.”
‘Thank you for always believing in me with making Select and auditions for the musicals. I can always count on you.”
Abby Campanaro (Ensemble 2) 6th Grade Cinderella is Abby’s first musical. Last year she was in All County Band. Abby plays soccer for Greece Eclipse and she plays the clarinet.
Emily McIntyre (Ensemble2) 6th
“I would like to thank my family for all their love, support and advice.”
This will be Emily’s first musical. She enjoys singing taekwondo, guitar, viola, sports and reading.
Dylan Crandall (Ensemble 2) 7th Grade
“Thank you to all my family and friends for your support.”
Dylan was on the props crew for Rags last year. He enjoys skiing, soccer and baseball.
Erin Mulcahy (Ensemble 1) 8th Grade
“I am excited to be in the cast of Cinderella this year! I want to thank my mom for getting me involved in the Odyssey Musicals.”
Erin was a cast member in Rags last year. She was awarded Most Outstanding Female Vocalist in 6th grade. Erin plays soccer and softball and is an Irish dancer.
Jaimee Fitzgerald (Ensemble 1) 10th Grade
“I would like to thank my amazing family and friends for supporting me and keeping me going. Love you guys.”
Jaimee was part of the cast of Footloose in 2009 and last year was in Rags. She is in the mixed chorus. Jaimee is a dancer and is involved in the student government (ACC), and Rotary Interact.
Zack Nasca (Ensemble 1) 9th Grade
“Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!”
Zack was in RAGS last year. He has received the Jazz band award. Zack likes watching hockey and volunteers for the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign.
Lindsay Fitzgerald (Ensemble 1) 9th Grade
“Thanks for coming to the show.”
Cinderella will be Lindsay’s first musical! She is in the high school mixed choir and enjoys dancing and writing. She is involved in the student government (ACC).
Megan O’Hara (Ensemble 2) 8th Grade
“Thanks to my family and friends who have supported me through this.”
Megan has been in the costume, paint, hair & make up crews for the past 2 years. She volunteers at her church and plays the flute.
Amy Forrest (Ensemble 2) 6th Grade
“Thank you to my family and friends for your unconditional love and support.”
This is Amy’s first musical and she’s had so much fun! She says she loves to dance.
Courtney Owens (Ensemble 1) 10th Grade
“Thank you so much for coming to see the show, I love you so much!”
Cinderella is Courtney’s fourth musical. She takes private voice lessons, plays soccer for Odyssey and the Greece Buccaneers, and volunteers at her church.
Halie Geer (Ensemble 2) 7th Grade
“Thank you to my family and friends for your love and support. I love you all!”
Halie was in Rags last year. She enjoys playing soccer. “Thank you for all of your support and understanding, you always believe in my choices.”
Matthew Paez (Ensemble 2) 6th Grade
Emily Wilbur (Ensemble 2) 7th Grade
This is Matt’s first Odyssey musical. He loves scouting and his goal everyday is to make someone smile.
Emily was in our production of Rags last year. She has received the award for most improved in chorus. She is an altar server at St. Charles Borromeo Church and likes to play soccer.
“I am thankful to my friend Alec for helping me to fit in and my family for all their support and excitement for me.”
“Thanks for always supporting me. I love you.”
Lauren Potter (Dancer/Ensemble 1) 7th Grade
Lourdes Wong (Ensemble 1) 11th Grade
Cinderella is Lauren’s first musical. She is in the Odyssey orchestra and loves to dance and hang out with her friends.
This will be Lourdes’ 6th musical. She played the flute at NYSSMA and has performed in All State Choir, RPO Holiday Pops, Womens All County. She likes to read, play video games and soccer.
“Mom, thank you so much for spending your time to take me to rehearsal. I love you!”
“Over 9000 RADITZ!” th
Miranda Potter (Dancer/Ensemble1) 10 Grade Miranda was a featured dancer in Once on this Island. She was in the dance corps at Arcadia Middle School. Miranda has been dancing at Marilyn Schneider School of Dance for thirteen years.
Potential Princesses Call Sheet
“I would like to thank my mom and dad and my friends for all of their support.”
Princesses? Quentin Quetschenbach, Q2 (Ensemble 1) 11th Grade
“Carl, that kills people”
Julia Ricklefs (Ensemble/Dance Captain) 10th Grade This is Julia’s 4th musical. She is in Select Choir, graduation band, jazz band nd symphonic band. She takes dance and volunteers at The Ronald McDonald House. “Para mi familia no esta aque te quiero mucho and to my friends, I love you, thanks for everything.”
Quentin began his musical theatre career last year in Rags. He performed at the Area All State and is in Select Choir. He likes to play soccer.
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Elise Schaible (Ensemble 2) 6th Grade
Elise likes to read and draw. This is her first experience with OMD musicals.
“Thanks to all my family and friends for all your love and support.”
Emma Schaible (Ensemble 1) 10th Grade Emma was in last year’s production of Rags. She is in orchestra and chorus.Emma enjoys playing her violin, spending time with my friends and family, spending time at church and being outside. “I would like to thank my family for their loving and encouraging support. Thank you to all of my friends J I love you all!”
Sarra Souissi (Ensemble 2) 7th Grade Sarra has performed in MCSMA, NYSSMA, been awarded most improved in orchestra and won 2 awards in NYSSMA. She likes to write, draw and go on walks with friends. “Mom, thank you for supporting me and trying to keep up with my busy schedule. I love You!”
Grant Tomasso (Ensemble 1) 10th Grade Grant has been involved in the musicals since 7th grade. He was awarded Outstanding Vocalist in 8th grade and is a member of the Select Choir. Grant likes football and shovels for his elderly neighbors. “Hide yo kids, hide yo wife and hide yo husbands ‘cause they killin errbody out here.”
Adrienne Vaccaro (Ensemble 1) 10th Grade Adrienne has performed in the musical since 6th grade. She is in the high school chorus and loves to dance. “Thanks for supporting me and driving me to rehearsals!”
Christopher Valincourt (Ensemble 2) 8th Grade Chris performed in Rags last year. He is in the Middle School Chorus, plays soccer and is involved in boy scouts. “Thank you for all the support and driving me to rehearsals.”
Peyton Vick (Ensemble 2) 7th Grade Cinderella is Peyton’s first musical theatre experience. She likes to read and write and volunteers every month at the clothing closet. “I love you! <3. If not for you…what would I do?”
Laura Webb (Ensemble 1) 10th Grade Laura was on paint crew for 6th and 7th grade, and in the cast of Footloose and Rags. Laura likes to read, sing and spend time with her family. “Thank you so much for supporting me.”
Odyssey Potential Princesses Dave Allen (Naughty Girl) Staff
Donna LeGault (Naughty Girl) Staff
Mr. Allen's theatre experience is limited as will be glaringly obvious once the lights dim. He does, however, take full advantage of his vertical challenges and can be found most weekends in the spring and summer impersonating a garden gnome at local parks. Hobbies/volunteer work: Mr. Allen enjoys confiscating cell phones, grading exams, and making copies. Sometimes Mr. Allen volunteers to make it home at a reasonable hour to eat dinner with his family. “To my lovely wife- thank you for being so understanding and for the great make up tips. Is this a bad time to tell you I borrowed your shoes? To my kids- I love you, and I am so sorry for what you are about to witness.”
Many, many years ago, when Donna was in high school, musical theatre was not offered…She had to wait 30 years for her big debut. She is a PTSA volunteer, sports booster volunteer, Girl Scouts leader and Student Council advisor.
Jacquelyn Biondi (Naughty Girl) Staff
Susan Meier (Grandma) Principal
Miss Biondi is thrilled to make her Odyssey musical debut in Cinderella! While not formally trained in theatre, being a Princess is a natural. Miss Biondi's personal interests include cooking, fashion, photography, tiaras, and shopping for the perfect pair of glass slippers. The last time Miss Biondi had a hobby was prior to starting her teaching career! Current activities include grading papers, planning lessons, reading, and hopefully finding time to sleep before the next school day. She would like to thank her Connectime students who urged her to make the mistake of performing in front of a live audience, her parents who instilled in her the belief that she is a real princess, and to J for being supportive while I practice my dancing, singing, and twirling
While Dr. Meier, who is a born groupie, is very happy the kids and directors let her be involved in the show again, she is very sad that she was unable to wear a truly fabulous princess ball gown, since she spent her entire third grade year as a child drawing Cinderella gowns. Her acting experience in musical theatre consists primarily of being made to stand as far back as possible on the stage, preferably in the wings, and to practice her lip synching. For example, she was the snake charmer in Carnival (true). Her message to the Odyssey community is: “Once again, you impress me with how incredibly hard you all work to bring together the show. This show required many people from all age groups to merge their talents in a true act of creation.”
“Thank you for coming to watch my first time on stage, but most importantly for coming to see Nicole.”
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Rebecca Campbell (Sloppy Girl) Staff
Laurie Platt (Sloppy Girl) Staff
Becky was in many plays and musicals when she was much younger in school. Her hobbies include, boating, running, traveling and spending time with her family. Becky volunteers at her kids school and for her daughters soccer team. “Randy, Holly and Stephanie, I love you all! Thank you for not laughing too much when I told you I wanted to do this.”
Ms. Platt first fell in love with Rogers & Hammerstein's Cinderella in the movie starring Lesley Ann Warren with her ermine collar and brown hair. While she believes Julie and Katie have the best roles, after all, who wouldn't want to be one of the step sisters, she is pleased to join the cast as one of the "potential princesses". This is Ms. Platfs second appearance in an Odyssey production. Some of you might remember her debut as the Principal in Footloose two years ago. Ms. Platt is so proud of the Odyssey students for their commitment to presenting the absolute best in musical theater, and is pleased to be included in the process. "Nothing is Impossible!"
Lisa Chapman (Grandma) Staff
May Prevosti (Shy Girl) Staff
Lisa is the Teacher on Special Assignment in charge of the International Baccalaureate Programme.
This is Ms. Prevosti's second musical at Greece Odyssey. She was lucky enough to work with the wonderful students and staff in Footloose, as well. Some of her previous musical merits involve jamming to loud music in her car, humming loudly to her iPod and forcing her children to listen to bedtime lullabies.
Tina Cooney (Shy Girl) Staff This will truly be a challenging role for Tina because she is anything but shy! She has previously performed in Music Man, Fiddler on the Roof, Westside Story, Pippin and Hello Dolly. Her hobbies include, playing games and reading to her 5 year old daughter, Ashlynn and 7 year old son, Cameron. Reading and discussing books with cool people like, May Prevosti and Kathie Letter, rooting for the Steelers with her husband Jay. “Thanks for all your love and support!”
Elementary Reading After being "snowed out" on February 2nd, the Cast and Crew of Odyssey Music & Drama's "Cinderella" visited eight primary and intermediate schools in the Greece Central School District on Friday, February 4th. The students shared and read from two books: James Marshall's Cinderella, retold by Barbara Karlin and illustrated by James Marshall, for students in grades K-3; If the Shoe Fits,Voices from Cinderella, by Laura Whipple and Laura Beingessner, a book of poetry based on characters from the story (including the slipper and the mice!) for students in grades 4-5. Students shared the stories, as well as personal anecdotes about participating in a musical theatre production. Rumor has it that two brave high school boys even demonstrated dancing the waltz to the amusement—and perhaps the horror—of their classrooms! Odyssey Music & Drama will donate copies of these fine literary works to our Greece Central Schools.
Thanks to our many supporters Mrs. Mary Jane Davidson, Production Advisor, Emeritus, and Fairy Godmother. Odyssey’s administration Ms. Lisa Chapman, Mr. Joshua Lacy, Ms. Laurie Platt and Dr. Susan Meier, our principal. Mrs. Linda Holliday for help with bookkeeping. Mrs. Christine Fiorino, Mrs. Peg Drexler and Mrs. Pam Frisbee for continuous clerical support and Odyssey Online updates. Mrs. Marybeth Patton for her artistic input. Mr. Joseph Borrelli Odyssey Music. District Courier Services, Ms. Patty Law and Mr. Sergio Gatti at the District Imaging Center. Mr. Bob Scheuermann for arranging GCSD Security. Mr. Johnny Wolter and our outstanding Odyssey custodial staff. Ms. Chris Sloan, Olympia principal, Mr. Bill Morris, Olympia tech director, Mr. Jeff Greene at Olympia for use of his stage. Mr. Karl-Eric Janson, Olympia music, Mr. Sander Nager, Mr. Todd Prince, and the Olympia teaching and custodial staffs. Greece Athena Middle School Music Theatre, Mr. Carl Wager, Ms. Kelly Larkin, Ms. Jenn Tuttle, Ms. Cheryl Fisher, Ms. Cindy Stanek, Ms. Courtney Larkin, Mr. Jack Petruzelli, Kids Helping Kids, for costuming support. Ms. Stephanie Smyka and Ms. Kate Hamill for help in selecting books for the Elementary Reading Program. Meaghan McDermott, at the Democrat & Chronicle, Mrs. Sharon A. Greco-Connor and Jessica Spies at Messenger Post Media. Mr. Rob Linton, Jazz 90.1. Mr. Sheridan Vincent for the panoramic, cast and senior photography. Mrs. Sandi Bossert for the wonderful auditorium display cases. Mr. Vasilios and Mrs. Carol Tegas at Long Pond Family Restaurant, for donating the cake for the cast party.
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…..all the parents who helped us locate costume items for their children..…and countless others whose names are not mentioned here due to negligence, confusion, blunders, mishaps, and printing deadlines.
Godmother’s Gossip “Knock Em Dead, Alec!” Love, Grandma and Grandpa Sarah F- Congratulations! You’ve worked very hard, enjoy this moment. Uncle Jerry Alec, so proud of you. Have a great show. Keep following your dreams. Love, Aunt Margaret Alec E- You are awesome. Three! Love- Aunt Betty and Uncle Tom Sarah F- You are our star, brightening our lives with your smile. Love Grandma and Jack Grrrrr woof! Woof, woof, WOOF. Grrrrr. Ruff u grrr woof, bark. (Good luck Jared) Love, Ares and Ellie Jared Jones! We are so proud of you! You will do great and we can’t wait to see the show! Love Mom, Dad and Lucas Sarah F- Talent, hard work, and good looks. I guess it runs in the family! Love Jen and Gracie Prince Eric, we are always proud of you. Great job. Love Mom, Dad, and Danielle Quentin, we are so proud of you! Love, Mom, Dad and Rachel The shoe fits you Nicole LeGault - You will always be our Cinderella! Love all your friends and family! Pooh! #6- We are so proud of you. Love Moo!
Adrienne- You are our shining star!- Love, Grandma and Grandpa V. Sarah F- Let your wicked flag fly! Love Uncle Steve, Aunt Di, Dan, Amanda, and Em To Stylo- Dedo would be so proud of you! Love, Baba Connor – Have a great time & thanks for the enjoyment you bring us each year you perform! JoAnne & Norm Great job Stylianos! Love, Yiayia and Papou Good luck Leah. We love you. Love, Mom, Dad and James Congratulations to my beautiful, talented granddaughter Courtney Owens. Grandma Jo Alexa, you are our very special princess! Way to go! We love you- Mom, Dad, Ariana, and Aboo Miranda and Lauren, we are so proud of you both! Break a leg! Love, Nana and Papa Sarah F- We are so proud of you! Enjoy the fruits of your hard work. Love Jim and Karen Connor – Break a leg! We are proud of you. Love you! Grandma and Grandpa Nic Sarah Johnson! Keep your glass slippers clean! We are so proud! Love, Sandy and Mom Julie- Your performance was magical! Love, Nana Break a leg, Julie! Love, Grandpa Jerry and Grandma Bobbie Great Job Grant! We are so proud of you! Love, Mom, Doug, Phil, Raeleigh and Chloe Tracy, you have worked so hard, and it has really paid off. Momma loves you. Gina, we are very proud of you. Love, mom and dad. Connor – bring down the house! You’ll be great, and just have fun. Cindy Kevin, you will always be my prince! Love, Aunt Jeanne Adrienne- You have grown from a "poor little girl" to a beautiful young woman. Mom and Dad Nicole LeGault - Our beautiful Princess and dreamy eyed girl! We are so proud of you! Love, Mom, Dad, Mike and Nick Kevin, great job, well worth traveling 100’s of miles to see! Love Brian Connor – Awesome job! We are proud of you. Love you! Abby, Flounder, and Shadow 53
Godmother’s Gossip Kara, we are so proud of you!! Love Aunt Cheryl & Uncle Joe Best wishes to Kara, the Queen of our hearts. We are very proud of you. Love Uncle Mark, Aunt Sue, Matthew & Ryan Sean – Congratulations on your first of many OMD musicals! Mom, Dad, and Richie Adrienne- Break a leg! Love, Chris Katie, Good Luck! We love you and miss you. Kissy Kissy Huggy Huggy! Love Mommy and Kayla Dear Katie B, You truly are our wicked stepsister. Break a collarbone. Love Jenna, Courtney, Shannon, and Kelly Katie B, Everyday I’m so proud of you my niece! Have a great time and know how much you’re loved by all, including me. XXOO Love, Aunt Sue Christopher V – You make us so proud! Keep up all the hard work. Love Nannie & Papa Grant Tomasso, You are a wonderful Grandson. Love & Kisses, Grandma Patty & Papa Phil Connor – Good Luck! We love you, you are going to be great! We are proud of you. Love you, Grandpa, Omi, John, and Sarah. Sarah F- Way to go bear! Love AJ and Ryan Adrienne- Thanks for 5 amazing years of OMD performances. Love, Mom and Dad To Tracy – Good Luck Tracy & have a great time. Love, Nana Kevin, Glad you decided to join the musicals, Good Luck with it, Kirk Have fun Connor! We are all proud of you! Love, Uncle Craig, Aunt Karen, Alysa, and Nikki XOXO
Miranda and Lauren. Congratulations! We are very proud of you both. Love, Dad and Cheri Adrienne- We are very proud of you. Love, Grandma and Grandpa S. Congratulations Uncle Kevin! Love, Kaitlyn, Neil, & Amanda Sarah F- Enjoy the spot light. You deserve it! Love Mom and Dad Congrats once again on a great job, Grant! Love Dad, Phil, Raeleigh, Fetta
Nicole LeGault - I love you more than Diet Coke! Love, Sis XXXXXXX OOOOOOO Good Luck Connor – Love Ya! Cindy and Kim Tracy, Put your best foot forward and hope the shoe fits – Love, Daddy and Mar Sarah Johnson! You will always be our princess. May all your dreams come true. Good luck! Love, Mom, Sandy and Matt