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S: 3rd Grade Play Gold Dust Or Bust March 2011

FC: Dutchess Day School 3rd Grade Play March 2011 | gold dust or bust!

1: gold dust or bust lyrics By John Heath Adapted from a script by Ron Sink | Play adaptation by Sherry Poholchuk-pagano

2: Cast In Alphabetical Order | Lyla Huai Andrick | Jade Alexandra DeStefano | We're rich! | JUST ONE MORE SCOOP | Lyla is a seasoned actress. She has been in four community plays and is excited to be performing in one at her school. She plays Lucy in the first scene, and she is also an Overlander and pan miner. Lyla's favorite part of the play is the Overlander song. She hopes you like the Overlander's best. In Lyla's free time she loves riding horses and art. Enjoy this wonderful play.! | Jade is looking forward to performing in the 3rd grade production of Gold Dust or Bust. Jade plays Prudence, an Argonaut, and a merchant in the play. She has been in one other play as a 2nd grader, and now she is looking forward to this one. She lives with her mom, her dad and her brother Tyson. Jade has two favorite songs from this play: "We're Argonauts" and "We're Merchants." Jade is a cheerleader outside of school. Jade loves the parts she got. Jade also loves pizza and donuts. Jade hopes you enjoy the show.

3: WE FOUND GOLD! | Jacob Gilman Domber | Malachi Isaac Gregory | This is Jacob's first experience with theater. He is looking forward to being a part of the production of Gold Dust or Bust. You can look for Jacob as Sutter's friend, Sam, the Announcer and a merchant. Jacob lives with his mom and dad. He has two sisters, Lauren and Sarah, who are in college. Jacob's favorite class is P.E. because he is really fast. Jacob's favorite class with Mrs. Poholchuk-Pagano is Science. Jacob would like to thank his mom for helping him with his lines. He hopes you enjoy the show. | Malachi is a novice actor; Gold Dust or Bust will be his first play. Look for Malachi as John Sutter, an Overlander, the Carnival Barker and a merchant. He is eight years old, has a brother in 6th grade, a sister in preschool, a dad who works at IBM and a mom who works at Vassar College. He would especially like to thank his mom who took time out of her work to help him practice, and his sister who made him dance and do the motions. Malachi likes to play football, tennis, basketball, golf, soccer, skiing and track. On Saturdays, he takes hockey lessons. He hopes you like this production by the 3rd grade. Enjoy the show!

4: Cast In Alphabetical Order | Cow sinking! | NONE OF US BELIEVE WE CAN FAIL! | Henry Howard Hatfield | Lilia Tobias Holder | This is the first time that Henry has been in a play. Henry plays Earl, a pan miner, and city miner in early California. He likes spaghetti and meatballs. Henry enjoys playing tennis and soccer. Henry would like to thank his mom and dad, and especially Mrs. Poholchuk-Pagano, for helping for the play because it is great. Henry hopes you enjoy the play. | Lilia is very excited about the 3rd grade play. The production is called Gold Dust or Bust. This is Lilia's first play. Lilia has one brother named Anderson and one step-sister named Coryn. She lives on a farm and has 2 dogs, a Doberman named Quin, and a Boston Terrier named Mimi. She also has a pony named Gypsy and two pigs. She would like to thank her mom for helping her practice for the play. Her favorite part in the play is Ann. Look for Lilia also as an Argonaut and a city miner. Lilia's favorite class is physical education and she loves to snowboard. She hopes you are as excited for the play as she is.

5: Elizabeth Dubois Montfort | We're the children of the miners! | Claire Rose Macedonia | Claire is a seasoned actress on ice and on the stage. She is a serious skater and has been skating since she was three years old. Her favorite ice show was last year's "Celebrating The King Of Pop," a tribute to Michael Jackson. Besides skating, Claire is always doing her homework and loves to eat pizza and ice cream. She appears in the middle of the play as Ellen, an Argonaut, a pan miner, a kid and Sutter's friend. All of the varied roles have stretched her skills as an actress. Claire dedicates her performance to her family, and thinks her little sister, Grace, would make a wonderful gold nugget. | Elizabeth is a novice actor. She is very excited to be a part of Gold Dust or Bust. You can look for her as Izzy who is a kid, and Mary. Elizabeth loves listening to music, painting, drawing, cooking and playing games. Her hobbies are swimming, golf, tennis and sailing. Elizabeth loves the summer because she can do her favorite hobbies. She is always in Maine on her birthday. She would like to thank her mom, her babysitter, Anna, and Kit for helping her learn her parts.

6: Cast In Alphabetical Order | iT'S MIGHTY ROUGH ON THE OREGON TRAIL! | It's OUr Little Secret | Cora Mercedes Page | Laurence Barrington Wilson | Cora loves to cook. She has never been in a play before, so she is very excited to be in Gold Dust or Bust. Look for her in the part of Becky. Cora also plays an Overlander who plays the guitar. Cora would like to thank her dog, Nuge, for helping her learn the songs and her other dog, Roxy, for dancing with her to the songs. Cora would like to thank her mom for helping her study her lines. She hopes you like the play. | Laurence Wilson's characters in this production are James Marshall, an Overlander and a city miner. Laurence is a seasoned actor. He has been in a preschool play and his church's Christmas pageant. Laurence loves history, especially when he studies about the California Gold Rush. Laurence spends each summer following the trail of the 49ers and panning for gold. He would like to thank Mrs. Poholchuk-Pagano for being a great teacher and his mom and dad for helping him learn his lines.


8: It Was Wonderful ! --Mr. Patrick Page | Absolutely amazing. Poised, funny and delightful. --Mrs. Sarita Gregory | Fantastic! --Mr. John Kesselmark | TRAIL BLAZING REVIEWS | I think it was a fabulous job by all! --Mr. Dave Dodaro | They're Awesome! --Ms. Kim Page | APPLAUSE! APPLAUSE! APPLAUSE! --From your friends in the 8th Grade | Dear 3rd Graders, We loved your play! You all did a fabulous job. We wonder how long it took you to learn all of those songs. We loved the music and dancing. Thank you for inviting us. Love the 1st Grade & Mrs. Pelletier | The class did an amazing job of showing us all how things were during the gold rush. Their singing and acting were superb. --Mrs. Jean Cook | It was an unbelievable play. Everyone was awesome and did a great job and performance. You are great actors; we are so proud of you. --Mrs. Keek Hatfield & Family | What a fantastic performance! The songs were so great; they are still playing in my head. Every child did a superb job and all their personalities shone through. I am so impressed with all the hard work that obviously went into this play and it really paid off. I never expected a third grade performance to be so entertaining and professional. I especially enjoyed the extra flair and enthusiasm some kids put into their parts. Job well done by all! --Mrs. Erin Dodaro-Holder | I LOVED IT! --Ms. Timson

9: FABULOUS! THEY WERE GREAT! --Mrs. Audrey Holder | CONGRATULATIONS ON A TERRIFIC PERFORMANCE! YOU ALL WERE WONDERFUL. i AM SO PROUD OF EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU. LOVE, MRS. BESTEIRO | Great Job! --Mr. Justin Macedonia | I | I learned so much about the trials and tribulations of life in the old West. --Mrs. Tiffany Macedonia | The show was great and educational. The children did a great job. --Mrs. Jackie Montfort | Dear 3rd Grade We loved your play! We loved your singing! We loved your dancing! We loved your costumes! We loved your parts! We loved your acting! We love you! --Your K Reading Buddies | A "Golden" Performance By All! --Mrs. Michelle Andrick | What an amazing performance! You are all stars! -- Mrs. Debbie Domber | Absolutely delightful! I felt as though I was back in California at the saw mill. BRAVO to the third grade class! --Mrs. Laurie Wilson

10: “"This musical review presents the highlights of the great stampede of 49ers to the California gold fields. From Sutter's Mill to Mad Mule Gulch, Sacramento to Hangtown, the land's gone nuts with gold fever! Guiding us on our tour are members of the California Welcome Wagon and a cast of characters who lived through the gold rush. So set your wagon on the Overland Trail, sail around the Cape Horn or wade through the swamps of Panama, get yourself to the mother lode, where tents turn into jeans, an egg costs $3.00 and the mud's so deep the cows disappear. See ya there!” ~Sherry Poholchuk-Pagano

11: We found gold!! | James Marshall and John Sutter | Sam | WE FOUND GOLD! | Earl, James and Ann | Hope, Prudence & Mary! | Lucy and Becky | Sherry The Director

12: welcome to California | I KNOW A SECRET

14: wE'RE argonauts

15: gold fever

16: gold | dust | we | found

17: or | bust... | g o l d !



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