Y Arts presents “Dinosaurs Before Dark Kids”

The young performers from Boothbay Region Y Arts returned to the Lincoln Theater on Friday and Saturday, May 28 and 29 to perform “Dinosaurs Before Dark Kids.” The play was a cute musical from the Magic Tree House collection about brother and sister, Jack and Annie, who stumble upon a magical treehouse and travel back in time to the age of the dinosaurs. They befriend a dinosaur and escape the clutches of other terrifying dinosaurs, before returning home to Pennsylvania.

Led by Emily Mirabile of the Y, the cast included six young people playing the roles of Jack and Annie in all three shows. On Friday, Collin Cantillo and Fiona Bishop, pictured here, were the main characters. Saturday morning’s performance saw Ford Harris and Jackie Branch as young wanderers. The final Saturday afternoon performance had Jeffery Buck and Scout Martin as Jack and Annie.

Other lead roles were filled by Sophia Mansfield (Otto), Sarah Harris (Stump), Lina Minzer (Henry), Ian Michaud, Finn Sullivan and Andrew Minzer (Triceratops), Sofia Michaud, Jojo Shea and Natalie Flagg (Anatosaurus Moms) amd Kaylee Wayda (Toto).

The cast was filled with dinosaurs and trees, including Lily Billings, Cairine Blackman-Morehouse, Nicholas Colby, Samantha Colby, Vivian Flagg, Emma Foote, Madeline Frey, George Graham, Maia Greenleaf, Agatha Harris, Lucie Hollon, Maddox Hutchinson, Evelyn Michaud, Oscar Mirabile, Lydia Mitchell, Phoebe Mitchell, Allison Smart, Emily Smart, Jessie Ullo, Kayla Watts and Vivian Well.

The technical team included Damon Leibert, Ella Watts, Ford Harris and Collin Cantillo.

Corey, Jojo, Oscar, Imij, and the Armstead family were credited for set and prop assistance.

“Frozen Jr.” by Disney, as well as “Madagascar Jr.” and “101 Dalmations Kids” will be presented by Y Arts youth this summer.

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