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Ann Arbor Civic Theatre Program: Starshine, May 02, 2002

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Ann Arbor Civic Theatre
Day
2
Month
May
Year
2002
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Ann Arbor Civic Theatre
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Ann Arbor Civic .Junior Theatre presents • Starshine An original children's musical By Avishai Adiv and Paul Kates A2CT Downtown May 2-5, 2002 Produced with the generous support of Target and Visteon Corporation MorrisCo Art Theatre presents 'I Remember Mama' by John Van Druten Starring Laurie Atwood as 'Mama' in a heartwarming story about a large and loving family. ~.~~.· ·~. ~w ~" May 9,10,11,16,17,18 at 8:00 prn May 12,19 at 2:00 prn A2Cf Downtown 408 W. Washington, Ann Arbor 734-996-2549 http:/ fcommunity.mlive.com/ccfmorrisco Opening Night May 2, 2002 AACT Downtown Ann Arbor Civic .Junior Theatre Starshine An original children's musical Director: Musical Director: Assistant Director: Choreographer: Graphic Design/Production: Lighting Designer: Technical Support: Assistant Lighting Designer: Light Board Operator: Program: Ad Coordination: Producers: Avishai Adiv Paul Kates Adrianne Clark Sarah Schmidt Tom Steppe Dan Kline Annissa Morgensen-Lindsay Kenny Shard Kenny Shard Adrienne Cormie Eve Motokoff Cassie Mann and Suzi Peterson Costumes, Props and Sets were a collaborative effort and we recognize everyone for their assistance. Cast of Characters Anna Joseph 0 Sasha Lazare Kristen Miller 0 0 0 0 0 0 Hannah Reischl Alex Rigney 0 0 Mijoe Sahiouni Sarah Schmidt Anika Steppe 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Narrator 0 0 0 Bully/Color/Star 0 0 Dad 0 0 Mom 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Spike Bully/Color/Star 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Meghan Pienta Ahren Rehrnel 0 Sinko Queen of the Lake Color/Star/Supporting Cast 0 Bully/Color/Star Dlrector"s Notes Starshine began as a summer camp performance at Camp Shomria in the summer of 1997. Two years later it was produced by Dori Skye and Melanie at Toronto's Poor Alex Theater. The is the first part in a 3 piece children's musical series entitled, A Story Of Three. I was elated when the opportunity arose to produce the show in my beautiful hometown of Ann Arbor. The "seeds" for Starshine were planted here 5 years ago, while Paul Kates and I were living in the area. Consequently, it seemed like the perfect place for Starshine's American debut. The production that you are about to see would not have been possible without the constant support of the Ann Arbor Civic Theatre and its directors, Cassie Mann and Suzi Peterson. Paul and I have been extraordinarily lucky to work with an incredible group of young actors, who have devoted a plethora of time and energy to insure the success of Starshine. Adrianne Clark has been an extraordinary assistant director, I thank her for her continued patience and support. Paul, thank you for continuing to put my music to words, and making my dreams reality. My brother, Gabi Adiv wrote the music for Stand On One Foot, for this (and many other things) I owe him many thanks. Finally, I must thank my family who continue to support me in pursuit of my dreams. Playwright/Director Musical Director's Notes I can't tell you how much I have enjoyed working on this production of Starshine. Having this show performed by the youth for the youth is how the show was originally intended and performed. I am so happy to be working with such a committed and talented group of young adults. They all worked very hard to get this show together in such a limited amount of time. I would like to thank Suzi, Cassie and the Civic Theatre for giving Avi and I this opportunity. I would like to give a special thanks to Adrianne for sharing her knowledge of the theater with us and making this show look great. !Thanks Blitz! I don't even have to mention how grateful I am to Avi and his writing , you make it so easy. I would also like to thank the Appleman family and H.B. Chalder for opening up their homes and being so generous. Most of all I would like to thank all the great people I have met in the city of Ann Arbor and for being a place where no idea is too crazy, even if it's writing musicals. Hike! Composer/Musical Director ------ Your Birthday Party Center ~ Call about our great Birthday Club and Birthday Wish list! Whoa Who In the Cast Avishal (Avi) Adiv (Director/Playwright) wrote the original script with Paul Kates for Starshine and Uncle Jeb's Farm, two shows in a trilogy of original children's musicals. Hobbies include: writing, running and world travel. Favorite scene or message: Standing on one foot proposes an alternative approach to dealing with racism and other problems in our world! Adrianne Clark (Assistant Director) has acted in Midsummer at the AACT. She was also the Assistant Director of Once on this Island, Downriver Teen Players, Story Theatre, River Raisin Theatre Arts Camp and has directed Monologues from Vital Signs, Airport High School and Count Arfaric's Lady, Downriver Youth Performing Arts Camp. Hobbies include: acting and writing. Favorite scene or message: It's okay to be different as long as you SHINE! Anna Joseph (Spike) is a 9th grader at Pioneer High School and has previously played the Wind Fairy in Beauty and the Beast, Pioneer High School; Ophilia in Hamlet; and the Wicked Witch in Sleeping Beauty. She has also performed in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Oliver Twist, The Maskmaker, The Astronomy Lesson, and My Fair Lady. Hobbies include: hanging our with friends, eating, sleeping, acting, music, and watching movies. Favorite scene or message: I like the song "More to Learn" because it's upbeat and sends the message that there is always more to learn. "I had a great time working with the cast who have been so supportive and fun!" Paul Kates (Composer/Musical Director) was the Musical Director for Starshine (Toronto, Fall 1999), King of the Lake, and Uncle Jeb's Farm (Detroit, Ann Arbor, Toronto). Favorite scene or message: My favorite message is when the Queen of the Lake explains balance in the universe to Sinko and Spike. Sasha Lazare (Bully, Color, Star) is a 5th grader at Ann Arbor Open School and has appeared in many performances with the Youth Performing Theatre, induding The Music Man and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Scheherazade, Evita and The Prime of Miss Jean Broadie as Mary MacGregor. Hobbies include: acting, playing soccer, clarinet, shopping, surfing the internet and hanging out with friends. Favorite scene or message: The "Wash You Down" Bully Scene. "It's awesome working with the whole cast and crew of Starshine and it's great to be working again with my friend, Anika. Special thanks to my parents and my brother, Jeremy, for supporting me. Paul, Avi, Adrianne and Sarah you rock!" Kristen Miller (Bully, Color, Star) is an 8th grader at Millcreek Middle School in Dexter, Michigan and has performed in Scheherazade. Hobbies include: singing, dancing, and acting. Favorite scene or message: V\lhen Sinko asks Spike who he is. "Thanks Avi, Paul and Adrianne and to mom and dad for taking me to rehearsals. I started acting because of inspiration from Julia Roberts." Meghan Pienta (Narrator) is a 9th grader at Mercy High School and is making her debut with AACT. Hobbies include: acting, shopping, and friends. Favorite scene or message: The final scene when everyone is onstage and is singing. "I hope this is the first of many great plays!" Ahren Rehmel (Dad) is an 8th grader at Forsythe Middle School and has previously played Edmund in The Chronicles of Narnia. He was also a member of the Ann Arbor Boy Choir. He is making his debut with AACT. Hobbies include: hanging out with friends, listening to music, watching movies, and going downtown. Favorite scene or message: The Bully Scene conveys the undertone of the play about racism and discrimination. "This is a fun show!! Thanks mom and Tom for finding it for me! Thanks to Avi, Paul, and Adrianne for putting this together and thanks to all the cast for such a fun time!" Hannah Reischl (Mom) is a 6th grader at Clague Middle School and has performed in Hello Dolly and The Minotaur. Hobbies include: acting, singing, and babysitting. Favorite scene or message: Believe in yourself! "I want to thank the cast and crew for a great experience!" Alex Rigney (Sinko) is a 5th grader at Abbot Elementary School and has performed in Alice in Wonderland, Evita, and The Runaway Snowman. Hobbies include: acting, reading, and sports. Favorite scene or message: Sinko tells the Bullies to grow up. "Thanks to my mom and dad for their support and to Avi, Paul and Adrianne for their hard work!" ' j Mijoe Sahiouni (Queen of the Lake) is an 8th grader at Clague Middle School and has appeared as Snow \1\ihite in Snow White, Princess Megan in Girls to the Rescue, Alice in Alice in Wonderland, and Lily in Scheherazade. Hobbies include: acting and traveling. Favorite scene or message: That no matter what color you skin is (even green) you should be treated with respect. "Thanks to my parents and friends for their support!" Sarah Schmidt (Color, Star, Supporting Cast) is an 11th grader at Pioneer High School and has appeared as Mary in A Christmas Play, in Germany. Hobbies include: dancing, soccer, theatre, art, movies, friends, laughing and traveling. Favorite scene or message: You shouldn't judge someone just because he/she looks different. "I had a great time working with the whole crew. Thanks, you all made my experience here in the US great! I also want to thank mom, dad, and Connor. You're the greatest, I love you!! If you want to have what you've never had, you have to do what you've never done." Anika Steppe (Bully, Color, Star) is a 5th grader at Eberwhite School and has performed in Scheherazade, The Music Man and Barnum. Hobbies include: art, soccer, and hanging out with friends. Favorite scene or message: The "Wc:lsh You Down" Scene. "I am very happy to be working with my friend Sasha again and the crew and cast. I would like to thank my mom, dad, and sister Emma for helping me get to rehearsals and supporting me." Late Breaking News! Musicians: Paul Kates-Piano Gal Koren-Djembe, Percussion Aaron Wolfe-Guitar The band came together from New York, New Jersey and Toronto. Thanks for traveling the distance. Thanks to Karis Kruzel and Sally Buelter for Spike's costume, and Marla Blitz, Marla's Grandma and Heather Seeley for various costumes, and Barb Rigney for publicity assistance. Thanks also to all the parents for help in putting this show together! 'Jl:!~Jllaeu ea~e' 1110 S. UNIVERSITY. 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