Medomak Valley kicks off fall musical season

Oct 26, 2016
Photo by: Peach Frederick The villagers can’t wait to hear the news announced by Royal Trumpeter Joel Morin in Medomak Valley High School’s fairytale favorite musical.

Waldoboro — For the big fall musical, the Medomak Valley Players will present a fairy tale involving glass slippers, a fairy godmother, a handsome prince and a pumpkin coach, among other things. Because of a national tour, this is "the show that must not be named" … but it is a familiar musical to many people and a family favorite.

The show, dubbed “C,” will be presented Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 3 through 5 and 10 through 12 at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 6, at 2 p.m. in the Ronald E. Dolloff Auditorium of Medomak Valley High School on Manktown Road.

Once again, many MVHS students are involved, including several members of the soccer and football teams. Director Nancy Durgin said the musical is truly a community effort. The Sunday, Nov. 6, matinee will be followed by a Special Tea for younger audience members, who will be able to enjoy treats, meet all the cast members and have pictures taken.

The cast features Amber Hagin in the title role (guess who!), Hailie Brown as Fairy Godmother, Antyna Gould as Stepmother, Somerset Ganz as Joy, Ella Grant as Portia, Juno Buendia as the Prince, Emily Lupien as the Queen, Zac Cushman as the King, Joel Morin as Trumpeter/Footman, Wyatt Sykes as Herald and Noah Dean as Head Chef/Steward.

Playing chefs and other roles are Myles Frederick, Daisy Lee, Eileen Monroy, Elly Shelmerdine, Elizabeth Flanagan, Liz Hopkins, Allison Lupien, Julia Payson, Rose Hickey, Rachel Gross and Kylie Moody. Ensemble members/dancers include Sirenna Butler, Hannah Marsden, Kalina Chazin-Knox, Emylee Bryant, Deakan Stone, Alyssa Flaherty, Sophie Brooks, Elizabeth Prescott, Chris Shelmerdine, Patrick White, Dylan Dickey and Quinn Ashmore.

The stage-filling dance corps features Nate Andrews, Richie Sproul, Tyeler Stewart, Tyler Hayes, Cole Nichols, Ryan Andrick, Kyle Donlin, Jacob Savage, Casey Libby, Jake Faria, Richie Sproul, Cameron Leach, Cameron Robinson and Josie Jameson.

The MVHS musical crew features Danica Juntura, Will Cox, Jordan Hays, Josh Hagin, Andrew Beaucage, Raven Davis, Hamish Bodine, Grant Bodine, Logan Abbot, Abigail Bradeen, Alyssa Chandler, Katie Staples, Rhiannon Gould and Emma Kavan.

Reserved seats are $12 for adults, $10 for students and senior citizens; and general admission seats are $10/$8. To reserve tickets, call 832-5389, ext. 149 or visit msad40.org/mvhsPlayers.

Admission for the Nov. 6 post-matinee tea will be $5 and includes drinks, treats and a picture. The event will run for about an hour after the Sunday matinee.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

The Prince (Juno Buendia) finds his sole-mate (Eileen Monroy) and heads off to happily ever after at Medomak Valley High School.
Trumpeter Joel Morin, left and page Eileen Monroy, right, stand by as herald Wyatt Sykes tells all “The Prince is Having a Ball!” in Medomak Valley High School’s fall musical. (Photo by: Peach Frederick)
Sisters Joy (Somerset Ganz, left) and Portia (Ella Grant) flank their mother (Antyna Gould) — stepmother to the show’s heroine — in “C.” (Photo by: Peach Frederick)
Any royal court worth its salt has a trumpet herald, and Joel Morin fills the role admirably for the MVHS fall musical.
Even in rehearsal, glass slippers are a must for the MVHS fall musical. From left are Amber Hagin and Juno Buendia, in front; and Kyle Donlin, Ellie Shelmerdine and Quinn Ashmore.
Sisters of a fairytale kind are played by, from left, Somerset Ganz, Amber Hagin and Ella Grant
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