From Blind Brook school district:
Don’t miss the upcoming performance of “Flashbacks”, which is an original musical charting the History of the Town of Rye penned by local sisters Camille Linen and Donna Cribari. Linen wrote the book and collaborated on lyrics with Cribari, who composed the score. “Flashbacks” was commissioned in 2010 and created to mark Rye's 350th anniversary.
In the play, four 21st-century students meet at the Byram River to gather information for a social-studies assignment that is due the next day.
Before too long, the river begins to sing to them, producing historical figures
in a long continuum from Chief Shenarockwell (the man who sold the land to settlers)
forward, as well bringing to life the murals in the Port Chester Post Office.
Cribari’s score is beautiful and truly brings a tear to ones eye, ranging from ballads such as “It is Not What We Once Knew” (sung by Shanarockwell and his wife, played by Jeffrey Aldana and Julie Colangelo) to a more traditional musical-theater song, “Brother ‘Gainst Brother,” which pits a Whig (Rob Mickatavage) against Tory (Brian Beadle) in Revolutionary times.
Linen and Cribari also enlisted local historian and Civil War re-enactor Doug Carey to play Captain Bartram, who led the first New Yorkers off to fight in the war between the states. The cast is a nice mix of children and adults from Port Chester, Rye Brook and Rye! Fourth graders from the Port Chester and Blind Brook School Districts will be treated to a free performance on Monday, September 30th at 10:15 AM.
Please come and catch this enjoyable History Lesson! You won't be sorry!
When: 7 p.m. - Monday, September 30th
Where: The Capitol Theatre
Tickets: $25 General Admission
Call: 914-939-3183 for Reservations.