Sunday May 2, 2004 some 35 dedicated and talented members of the St. Andrew's and
Summerlea congregations presented the musical "Oh Jonah!", under the direction of Connie
Osborne, as the second half of the
morning worship service. The culmination of several months of weekly practices, twice
weekly in the last few weeks, the play offered a faithful rendition of the biblical story of
Jonah and the whale in a swinging, joyful musical format that made it difficult to keep from
toe-tapping and swinging along.|
The cast included young and not-so-young members of the two congregations who reportedly had a great time together at the rehearsals.
The congregation was asked to hold applause until the completion of the play, at which time the full house leapt to their feet in a thunderous ovation that brought on an encore of the finale.
Congratulations and thanks to Connie, the players, the production staff and pianist Ann Sutton for a wonderful experience.
Following are some photos of the event, taken at the dress rehearsal the day before. In watching the performance again Sunday it became evident that photos cannot convey the spirit of joy and enthusiasm that was evidenced by the cast, but it's all we can offer. You can pick on the photos to see a larger version. To return here, pick Back on your browser.
There are also a few brief video clips along the way (we don't have room for more on the site). The clips last about 30 seconds and are about 4 MB in size. If you do not have high-speed internet access they will take some time to download. To minimize the file size, the quality and picture size are minimized, but they give an idea of the group's talents and enthusiasm.
|Captain's mate||Keith McKenzie|
|Captain's mate||Justin Roy|
|Head angel||Sue McKenzie|
|Angel #1||Erin Overbury|
|Angel #2||Shauna Overbury|
|Angel #3||Michelle McKenzie|
|Angel #4||Alayna Roy|
|Angel #5||Cassandra McKenzie|
|Angel #6||Meghan Overbury|
|Sailors:||Howard Clark, Terry Jones|
Darryl Macdonald, John Osborne
|Whale:||Michelle Bitauld, Irene Critchlow|
Betty Godin, Marion Golden
Mary Guynan, Nancy Harvey
Ruth Heim, Bonnie MacLeod
Jane Percy, Janet Smart
|Musical Director||Constance Osborne|
|Stage Director||Howard Clark|
|Costumes / Set Design||Kim Blatherwick,
Marion Golden, Kate Mackin
Leslie, Brian & Peter Maklan
Susan, Kevin & Keith McKenzie
|T-Shirts||Lightning Group, Inc. (Dominic Ciarallo)|
too quickly to catch more than a shot in passing.
|Susan and Michelle McKenzie introduce us to the story.|
(with items such as whale repellant and giant Tic-Tacs) to head for Joppa,
where he catches a ship headed for Spain.
Immediately the storm ceases.
where the king (John Osborne) and the folks are pretty laid back.
and Summerlea minister Rev. Howard Clark.