Dinosaurs Before Dark


Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne

A NOVA Youth Conservatory Production

  • Friday & Saturday performances at 7pm
  • Sunday matinees at 2pm

Presented with permission by Music Theatre International (MTI).

Director: Mary Ann Connors

April 17-26, 2015, Black Box Theater

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A wild adventure begins when two friends find themselves living inside a book where dinosaurs and ancient creatures ruled the earth.


CONGRATULATIONS and we were impressed with the talents you shared. Unfortunately we can not accommodate all of you in our cast this time. Please plan to audition for our youth shows as they come along several times a year. Never, never, never give up!

Dinosaurs Before Dark Cast List:

Cast A: April 17, 25 & 19
Cast B: April 24, 18 & 26

Annie (Cast A) – Katie Combs
Annie (Cast B) – Anastasia Nupier

Jack (Cast A) – William Shields
Jack (Cast B) – Noah Paulson

Henry (Cast A) – Rylan Melber
Henry (Cast B) – Thomas Colburn

Otto – Jaelee Von Schriltz
Stump – Landry Gatlin
Terri – Ellen Summers
Larry – Keatin Hertz
Gary – Megan Brownson
Natty – Faith Carreno
Susan – Lola Hemmat
Joan – Gianna Johnson
Toto – Liam McCaughey
Ankylosaurus – Jaelee Von Schriltz
Protoceratops – Ricci Summers
Iguanodon – Landry Gatlin
Panoplosaurus – Gabrielle Rieke
Troodon – Sharon Combs

T-Rex (Cast A)…Anastasia Nupier
Noah Paulson
Thomas Colburn

T-Rex (Cast B)…Katie Combs
William Shields
Rylan Melber

Red Pines…Faith Carreno
Lola Hemmat
Gianna Johnson
Gabrielle Rieke

Hemlocks…Sharon Combs
Megan Brownson
Ricci Summers
Ellen Summers

Saplings & Baby Dinos…Ava Rice
Gracie Fulton
Elizabeth Rieke
Keatin Hertz
Liam McCaughey

Mom…Miranda Wallace
Brianna West

Cast Members:
Please respond by accepting or declining your roles in our production. On our Facebook post or calling our box office at 591-9535.

Note that most cast members have two roles as trees and dinos. Our Annies and Jacks and Henrys (Casts A & B) will have equal rehearsal and performance times, alternating as puppeteers when the other cast is performing. Questions? Email Director Mary at mary.ann.connors.mac@gmail.com

Next week’s rehearsals are from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. (our usual time through out the rehearsal schedule) on Tuesday and Wednesday. On Tuesday, March 3 we will begin with a very important Meeting for Parents and Cast Members. The remainder of Tuesday’s and all of Wednesday’s rehearsals we will go through the script. Scripts, schedules, etc. will be handed out. (The next week’s rehearsal schedule will begin on Monday, March 9.) See you Tuesday, March 3 at 5:00!

Thanks! — Mary, Travis, Brianna, and Miranda