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2008 Events

Dryden Elementary Musical H.M.S. Pinafore

7pm Thursday and Friday June 5 - 6, 2008
Dryden High School
Route 38
Dryden, NY

Dryden Elementary Musical H.M.S. Pinafore

The fourth and fifth Grade chorus members of the Dryden Elementary School Chorus Present: Their own splendid adaptation of the H.M.S. Pinafore that is set in Great Britain in the 1890's. Queen Victoria is reigning, hence "Her Majesty's Ship Pinafore." England is still deeply rooted in the idea that a person is either a noblemen or a peasant. Nobility never mixes with peasantry and marriage between the ranks in NOT heard of. So when the daughter of the captain of the Pinafore - a young lady of higher class - falls in love with the lowly sailor, trouble brews. Add to that the mixing up of 2 babies many years ago in the care of a nurse Buttercup and you have the breakdown of the system of separation of classes. This comic satire is full of double entendres and one- liners, and is supported by the wonderful music of Gilbert and Sullivan.

Performances will be Tuesday June 3rd at 9:30am / June 5th and 6th at 7:00 PM at the Dryden High School Auditorium on Route 38.

The Show is FREE to all, but supported by donations at the door and through various civic organizations. To contribute a donation Make checks payable to the "4th and 5th Grade chorus" C/O Cheryl Davis Dryden Elementary School Dryden NY 13053

Marina Gorelaya will be our pianist. She has studied piano since she was 6 years old. A Graduate of the Kharkov Academy of Art, she has earned her doctorate from the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Kiev. She moved to the United States 12 years ago. Ms. Gorelaya has a home piano studio in Homer. She continues to both perform as well as teach at Syracuse University and SUNY Cortland.


Christina Wildridge
Emily DeLucia
Emily Gordan
Karinsa Russo 
Kendra Walkuski
Laura Piekunka
Mackenzie Weaver
Maggie Cole
Meredith Jones 
Victoria Leyburn
Nate Walker
Hebe- Alicia Temple
Felicity- Victoria Parkhurst
Victoria- Kaitlyn Delgado 
Sarah- Samantha Nygard
Elizabeth- Katie Hoy
Elizabeth Altier
Miranda Seymour 
Maria Altier
McKayla Macomber
Mickey Leyburn
Isabelle Furman 
Nicole Nichol
Bob- Tara Strickland
Bill- Allia Shimer
Jim- Daniel Hickey
Buttercup- Allisa Patte
Josephine- Lilli Turman
Captain Corcoran- Jacob Gombas 
Sir Joseph- Brain Ordway
Ralph- Jeremy Zimmer
Dick Deadeye- Eric Varvayanis
Many Parents have formed committees and are hard at work.
Allison Pelletier - Costume Chair
Dr. Maureen Bickley - Set Design
George Wildridge - Set Building Chair
Davis Adams - Backstage Manager
Wesley Saunders - Lighting
Steven Johnson - Sound
Crispin Delgado - Artist
All the artwork you will see is by a local artist and father of a cast member Crispin Delgado 257-0420. You may call him for a resume, if you would like.

Cast Members will be photographed at the dress rehearsal on May 29th.