children's musical color coverThe Annual Children’s Musical will be this Sunday, April 28 at the 9:30am service.  Oh, Jonah! is a retelling of the story of Jonah and the Whale from the Old Testament Book of Jonah.

The cast comprised of more than 50 children ages pre-school through 11, will include the “Captain” and his “First Mate” played by Peter Heron and Henry Pohle, an “angel chorus” played by Catherine Burges, Belle Dunlap, Amanda Hall, Mary Haney, Bridget Keogh and Caroline Wilson, many Narrators including leaders Allison Beck and Libby Tedford, and of course “Jonah,” played by William Haddad, and a seven foot Whale, played by Win Lane, operated by Thomas Williams.  A host of Ninevites, Sailors, and Townspeople round out the rest of the cast. The show is staged managed by members of the 7th and 8th grade Youth Choir and by New Canaan High School students, Charlotte Burch and Stephanie DeClue, who contribute their talents as year-long volunteers and mentors for the choirs.

The production features costumes designed by Gwen Bihl, and the performances will be accompanied by an instrumental ensemble including 7th grade church member, Drew Pohle as percussionist and Director of Music Ministries, Dr. Jo Deen Blaine Davis as pianist.