A Guide to the Trees of Michigan and the Great Lakes Region
This aria is from Part 10 of the upcoming opera, where Orna, as She Sees Herself, recounts her journey north, as she prepares to turn into a tree.
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Einstein in the HOUSE
Our homemade adaptation/tribute to some of the world's best musical, dramatic, and scientific minds. (Based on Philip Glass and Robert Wilson's "Einstein on the Beach") FEATURING: Conductor - Victor Huls Directors - Grey Grant and Karl Ronneburg Choreography - Grey in collaboration with Dancers Mise en Scene (making cardboard trains) - Levin Kim, Andrew Zick, Grey Grant, and Karl Ronneburg Lighting/Sound - Karl Ronneburg and Sam Burck Videography - Ari Newman, edited by Karl Ronneburg Costumes/Makeup - Grey Grant and Madeleine Gotschlich Cast: Person 1 – Karl Ronneburg Person 2 - Grey Grant Train Conductor/Judge /Bus Driver – Phoebe Wu Crazy Eddie – Thomas Kratofil Kid Judge- Jacob Rogers Stenographers – Kayla Mathes, Melanie Holt Dancers – Melanie Holt, Daz Dandylion, Kayla Mathes, Grey Grant Einstein -- Teagan Faran Soprano Soloist – Hayley Boggs Alto Soloist - Madeleine Gotschlich Soloist for “Building” - Rebecca Rosen Chorus: Soprano – Christina Swanson, Maya Ballester, Hayley Boggs Alto – Madeleine Gotschlich, Rebecca Rosen, Marty Gray Tenor – Grant Rossi, Walker Durell Bass – Walker Durell, Dayton Hare, Thomas Kratofil Band: Flute 1/picc- Noniko Hsu Flute 2/sop sax- Lisa Keeney Bass Clarinet/ Bb clarinet - Jordan Kauffman Organ 1 - Karalyn Schubrig Organ 2 – Annie Jeng Knee Play 1: 00:00 Train: 19:50 Trial 1: Entrance 39:10 Trial 1: Mr. Bojangles 45:58 Trial 1 - Paris/All Men Are Equal: 57:35 Knee Play 2: 1:06:55 Dance 1: 1:14:03 Night Train: 1:29:31 Knee Play 3: 1:46:55 Trial 2/Prison - Prematurely Air-Conditioned Supermarket: 1:55:30 Trial 2/Prison - I Feel the Earth Move: 2:08:09 Dance 2: 2:13:43 Knee Play 4: 2:30:09 Building: 2:37:31 Bed - Cadenza/Prelude: 2:45:59 Bed - Aria: 2:52:24 Spaceship: 2:57:30 Knee Play 5: 3:12:59 It's so incredibly beautiful to be part of a community of people who, when you have an idea as insane as "Let's put on a full, free, student production of Einstein on the Beach--in my house", have no qualms about diving in and hopping right on the crazy train/bus/spaceship ride that is this show. A lot of people (both audience and cast members) asked me at one time or another what I thought the show was about, and I never really found a good way to describe it. But here's one more shot: I think Einstein on the Beach(/in the House) is about how the littlest things (counting numbers, basic human emotions, solfege, musical cells that repeat over and over, the atom) can grow to become complex and twisted systems (nuclear technology, the justice system, commercialism, gender roles)--and about how understanding that duality can lead us to appreciate the things that make life worth living--namely, love and each other.