Music & Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, Book by John Caird, Based on a concept by Charles Lisanby
A “Broadway in Concert” One Act Musical

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  This joyous and inspirational musical will be the Roadside Theater entry in the 2006 IMA-E Festival of One Act Plays, hosted at the Roadside on Oct. 6-8, 2006 (performance date and time TBA). We are pleased to present three special preview performances for our Roadside audiences. This heartfelt musical, freely based on the Bible story of Noah and his ark, takes a look at parents, children and faith... not to mention centuries of unresolved family business!
   It is a frank and often humorous examination of the age-old conflict between parents and children. Noah, his family and the “Father” who created them deal with the headstrong, cataclysmic actions of their respective children. The show ultimately delivers a bittersweet but inspiring message: that "the hardest part of love... is letting go."
  An expansive, ambitious musical - a rich score [with] pageantry and sweep. - L.A. Times
   An affectionate show with a large heart -- Stylish, entertaining and often moving. - Roanoke Times

Special Preview Performances:
Oct. 1 at 3 p.m. (Special Family Matinee) & 6:00 p.m.; and Oct 2 at 7:30 p.m.
(Please check the One-Act Festival Schedule for performance times)

Cast
Father – Bob Schamp
Noah – Christopher Overly
Mama – Jeanne Ragonese
Japheth – Andreas Kraft
Yonah – Emma Leibfried
Ham – Adam Lawrence
Aphra – Tori Grace Nichols
Shem – Matt Gargett
Aysha – Constance Howard

Storytellers – Lauren Morales, Beth Wagenaar, Sylvia Pancake, Sue Leibfried, SGT Vincent Fortado, Stephen DeVito, Chris Pancake, Louis Leibfried
" Generations" Soloists – Trishadee Newlin & Marion Ruck
Dancers - Holly Lehto, Stephanie Krebs, Arianna Heck, Nilene Quigley, Amanda Perzel, Kristen Burton
Animals - Giraffes: Belinda Frazier, Ashley Frazier; Zebras: Madeline McDonald, Ashley Webster; Elephants: Trishadee Newlin, Marion Ruck;  Lizards: Jerrica Howard, Julienne Howard; Mice: Jillian Howard, Joshua Howard; Birds: Arianna Heck, Amanda Perzel; Monkeys: Holly Lehto, Stephanie Krebs ; Tigers: Nilene Quigley, Kristen Burton; Dove: Jillian Howard

Crew
Director – Jane Gargett
Musical Director – CPT Pete Perzel
Choreographer – Arianna Heck
Stage Manager – Belinda Frazier
Costume Mistresses – Michiel Devito, Elfi Carberry, Sandy Sapatka
Set Design – Jane Gargett, Dane Winters, Andy Meredith
Light Design – Dane Winters, Andy Meredith
Technical Director – Dane Winters
Assistant Technical Director – Brian Rausch
Front of House Manager – Richard Roberts
Costume Support – Theatrix & United Players - Friendswood, Texas

Ticket Prices:
This production will be FREE to all our Season Ticket Holders!
Adults $10.
Students/Seniors $8.
Youth (11 and under) $6.
Non-U.S. Military ID cardholders MUST provide access roster information for admittance by the SUNDAY prior to the performance. We regret children 5 years of age and under can only be admitted to the Special Family Matinee.