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A Year with Frog and Toad

Enthusiastically and beautifully performed by Sanford Middle School 6th, 7th and 8th grade students in December 2013.

Starring Sanford Student Actors & Technicians

Directed by Jeffry Lusiak

Choreography by Trudy Monette

Musical Direction by Anita Ruth

A Year with Frog and Toad  is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

On December 6 and 7, 2013, more than 70 Sanford's 6th, 7th and 8th grade actors and technicians inspired and entertained audiences with four heartwarming performances of the musical A Year with Frog and Toad, a universal story about friendship. Students rehearsed every day for eight weeks with professional artists and quality sound, lighting, sets and costumes. The school musical is one of the key ways in which Project SUCCESS helps students build confidence, gain new experiences, and learn more about themselves and each other through the power of theater. See below for the cast list, performance photos, video and program information.

Cast List

Frog...........................Kate Anderson

Toad…………………Walker Ferguson

Snail………………….Nevaeh Wade

Birds……………….. .Faheem Newman

                       Jessica Anderson

                       Addie Scott

Turtle…………….... Natashia Otiso

Mouse……...............Lewis Martin*

Lizard……………….Ray Johnson Jensen*

Mole…………….….Jack Verchota

Father Frog………..Sam Albright

Mother Frog……. …Ariel Novotny

Young Frog……… .Mia Gerold

 

Ensemble

Aamir Turner

Abigail Greer

Aila Haku

Alicia Abbott

Amanda Petro

Anya Naylor

Aria Wanek

Camila Pedroza-Garcia

Cass Carl*

Chloe Gustafson

Connor Garber*

Danny Mabee

Daisy Arens

Eleanore Hunt*

Ella Parish

Ella Spurbeck

Ellie McDonald

Elliana Bannerman

Emily May*

Erik Verchota*

Erin Merritt

Genvieve Anderson

Gerald Davis

Haley Carlsen

Hannah Dirks

Iona Hamren

Isabel Bergemann

Jack Holloway*

Jackie Sylte

Jack Galle

Joey Leehey

Josie Ferguson

Josh Erion

Julia Stensaas*

Justina Milon

Jonna Carroll

Kat Bornhausen

Katherine Quackenbush

Kayelynn Younkin

Katie Kelbrants*

LeeAnn Rasinski

Leah Vanek

Liban Jama

Lilah Schultz

Madelyn Dieffenbach

Maggie Anderson

Melissa Gubrud*

Mira Naughton Herbach

Nico Graffunder

Rakia Ali

Rayna Acha

Robyn Hanson

Rose Opstad

Rykiah Welke

Salma Ali

Sebastian Cross

Semele Zewde

Shayla Courteau

Sheyenne Atheneos

Silje Bergland Drarvik

Siri Hanson

Sophia Stout

Sydney Miller

Tatiyana Reeves

Ted Jorstad

Willow Piotrowski

Waralee Kantharak

Zora Cavell

* underwater ballet dancers

Musicians

Conductor/Piano...........Anita Ruth

Bass...........................Joan Griffith

Drums........................Brian Glenn

Synthesizer..................Bob Elhai

 

Costume Design & Manager: JoEllyn Jolstad

Production Manager: Katie Hanson

Assistant Director: Jeffrey Wells

Sound Operator: Jordan Daoust

Back Stage & Tech Supervisors:  Paul Fling, Anna Landherr, Tria Vang, Jeffrey Wells

Tech Crew: Madeline Christy, Lydia Gustafson, Annaka Kurtz, Jackie Sylte, JRonald Tamanaha, Griffin Tuthill

Set Builders: Paul Fling, Nick Freytag, Katie Hanson, Anna Landherr, Jeffry Lusiak, Jeffrey Wells,

Costume Builders:  JoEllyn Jolstad, Denise Bornhausen, Bridget Ferguson, Mia Gerold, Sandy Gerold, Judy Lapham, Andrea May, Sara Stensaas, Karin Wold Parish

House Staff:  Jenny Batten, Sai Chang, Nick Freytag, Haily Gostas, Anna Landherr, Laura Richardson, Dominic Xiong

A special thanks to:

Emily Palmer, Vicki Jones, Jennifer Costello, Haily Gostas, Jordan Daoust, Scott Erickson, Paul Gubrud, Bridget Ferguson, Sandy Gerold, Tracy Wanek, Robin Baker Scott, Kim Smith, Sharon Jacks, Roy Spurbeck, Judy Anderson, Teresa Thomas, Julie Acha, Tina Petro, Gentry Holloway, Le Thanh, Karin Wold Parish, Lisa Jensen, Abbie Graffunder, Denise Bornhausen, Raquel Naylor, Tom Bothof & Big Event Productions, and the Project SUCCESS Board of Directors.

We also wish to acknowledge the tremendous support of Sanford’s teachers, administrators, staff and engineers!

This production of A Year with Frog and Toad was made possible by generous support from the Michelson Foundation, whose annual gift supports all of Project SUCCESS’ programs at Sanford Middle School, including the monthly goal-setting workshops in the classrooms, the professional theater experiences, and other enrichment experiences such as BWCA adventures and the Sanford student musical.  Our five-year partnership with the Michelson Family has helped hundreds of Sanford students turn dreams into action. On behalf of everyone in the Sanford community, thank you!

Produced by Project SUCCESS

Adrienne Diercks, Executive Director

Jenny Batten, Liz Bedard Halberg, Kurt Blomberg, Marc Bromaghim-Oropeza, Jason Brown, Sai Chang, Paul Fling, Marta Fraboni, Harleigh Gabrielson, Laura Garcia, Katie Hanson, Emily Heagle, Naheeda Hirji-Walji, Julia Hutchinson, Anna Landherr, Jeffry Lusiak, Liz McGonagle, Gina Rios,  C. Ryan Shipley, Ginny Snow, Jane Townsend, Tria Vang, Kazim Walji, Paige Ware