February 22, 23, 24 & 25, 2007
at the VA Hospital Auditorium
(in order of appearance)
Townspeople, Servants, Friends:
Kate Scheopner, Melissa Short
Set Constructon and Painting
Kristen Martin, Fran Winkel, Erin Kraus, Katie Farrington, Jessica Hennes, Alex Ondracek, Kate Kyle, Lauren Grimes
Brady Koch, Allie Dorsey
Kristen Martin, Fran Winkel
Kate Kyle, Lauren Grimes. Laurie Winkel
Katie Kirmer—French Horn
Those of you familiar with the history of theater know that drama first developed as a part of religious ceremony and ritual. I have always been drawn to live theater because of its power to move and instruct an audience. A good play can make you laugh. It can make you cry. It can send shivers down your spine. It can warm your heart. A good play can be a catalyst for change. It can act upon you and it can move you to action.
This play has been one of those experiences. The twists and turns on this musical journey have been very much like the story itself. Sprinkled with moments of despair and highlighted by miraculous moments of great joy, this production has been a rollercoaster ride for myself and others. But here we are, still in one piece and performing a show for you this evening, some of us changed because of the experience.
I hope that what we experienced in working on this production of The Musical of Tobit carries over to you as well. This has been an exciting journey working closely with Fr. Kent from the beginning, his willingness to share his work and his time with us, meeting with the cast and coming to the performances meant a lot to the actors.
I thank God for sending Amy Beckett, our musical director. She, like Azariah, is an angel who gave unselfishly of her time and talent to this production and to Fr. Kent.
And of course it wouldn’t be a show without the efforts of the talented students who have demonstrated that not only does this school excel in academics and sports but also has its share of gifted actors, singers, musicians and artists.
Thank you to all who worked so hard on this production and thank you to the audience for coming to share in our experience.
Thanks be to God.