MS/SS Fall Production 2021

Greta lives in the mining town of Sunnyside and LOVES it! The grass is always brown, the sky is always grey and glowing fish float on the surface of the lake where you can always see them. All is perfectly joyous until a shattering event occurs that challenges everything Greta believes and loves about her town and the world around her. With the help of an orphaned polar bear with a deep fear of open water, a sea turtle with a dangerous attraction to plastic bling, and a koala with an anger management problem, Greta sets out on a quest to Stockholm, Sweden, to recruit another famous Greta to help save her beloved town and the planet.

This world premiere, original musical by Mr. Zero, Mr. Garbe and CDS alumna Julia Garbe '17, is full of zany characters just waiting to be brought to life for the very first time by YOU. It promises to be a hilarious, memorable and moving journey that will challenge cast, crew and audience members alike to consider the positive steps they can take to help tackle the climate crisis.
 

Cast

Crew/Ensemble

Costume, props, painting - also playing various parts of Townspeople,
Environmental Protestors in North America and Sweden, Flying Lobbyists

Musicians

Flint Carbide Elementary School Marching Band

Lights & Sound

Stage Management

Written by Mr. Zero, Mr. Garbe and Julia Garbe ‘17 
Directed by Mr. Garbe
Musical Director – Mr. Zero
Set Design – Mr. Garbe
Costume & Student Puppet Design and Head of Wardrobe/Props – Mrs. Barbanchon
Large Puppets designed and built by – Adam Proulx and Kristi Holt
Lighting and Projection Design – Mr. Hofstetter
Sound Design – Mr. Kai Masaoka
Set Construction and Technical Direction – Mr. Marchessault, Mr. Hofstetter
Set Painting – Ava Muzzo and Isabella Pasqualli
Piano – Ms. Marney Curran
Guitar – Adrien Petric
Drums – Stefan Hegerat
Promotions – Ms. Krisko, Ms. Chan, Mr. Lawton, Ms. Sillcox
Graphics and Video Promotion – Julia Garbe ‘17 
Canary Image – MstrAitch 
Production Assistant – Ms. Lavis

Special Thanks – Greta Thunberg for the inspiration, Mr. Liggett, Ms. Bland, Mrs. Ferguson, Mrs. Wildberger, Ms. Krisko, Ms. Wellnhofer and her environmental studies classes, Madelyn McCarthy '24, Brian D’Andrade at SHARKSFIN, Cam Davis, Steve Scott and Los Sketches at Soundcloud, the United Nations AV Library, Conservation International, www.naturalclimate.solutions, the CDS Outdoor Ed, Music and Drama departments and our Greta parents for their unwavering support, snacks and rides!

Thanks to the Missouri Department of Conservation for use of their photo of a turtle (and for giving that turtle medical aid). MDC told us the turtle's name is Peanut, and peanut miraculously survived and is still alive today.

Extra special thanks goes to our incredible cast, crew and musicians who helped bring our first original full-length musical to vibrant life. You were and are absolutely BRILLIANT!

This production is dedicated to the memory of our cherished teacher, colleague and friend, Ms. Collins. She lives in our hearts and continues to inspire us to love and care for the planet each day.

School Information

13415 Dufferin Street King, Ontario L7B 1K5
(905) 833-1220
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Founded in 1972, The Country Day School is a co-educational private school offering programs in JK-12 and located on 100 acres north of Toronto in King.