Dates, time, and title are subject to change.
Date and Time:
April 30 and May 1 at 7 pm and
May 2 at 1 pm
A New Musical
About the show
Book and Lyrics by Alana Jacoby
Music by Scotty Arnold
The musical, with book and lyrics by Alana Jacoby and book and music by Scotty Arnold, is a story of death, nationalism, and Olympic Curling.
In Trivøya, a small island off the coast of Norway, it is so cold that corpses don’t decompose. As a result, death is banned on the small island. Aching to die in their homes, the Trivøyan citizens demand independent rule and will be given it if they can win an Olympic gold medal in curling.
This is a hybrid virtual production. Performers will be streaming live, individually, during the performances and pre-recorded pieces will also be shown.
Cast & Creative Team
Alice Duffy is a senior BFA Acting major at Wayne State University, and is so excited to spend their senior year in Motor City Cabaret (MCC). This is Alice’s third year in MCC and they wouldn’t have it any other way, the program run by Jill Dion and Danielle Wright is so spectacular to participate in as a cast member. This year although MCC didn’t tour as per usual, they were always excited to see their fellow cast members and create something amazing.
Cara is so excited to be sweeping her way through her third year at Wayne. Last seen in Heathers the Musical as Heather Chandler, and cast as Mary Poppins (cancelled due to COVID 19), Cara has been missing the stage a great deal. She has enjoyed the journey Trivoya Gold has been, and gives her unending thanks to Jill, Danielle, Freda, and Lexie. Cara is looking forward to getting to show her method acting in this, as she cried just as much as Lisbet through the process. For Trivoya!
CJ's role as stage manager of Trivoya Gold has been one of her favorite projects at Wayne. Watching her friends perform and create art during a time of uncertainty and fear has been a wonderful comfort. She hopes you enjoy the story about curling that has entertained her the past few months as well. Some other productions she has worked on at Wayne State include Bus Stop and Mamma Mia! She is excited to work on her first virtual project as she has learned skills and programs she may never have in a regular production.
Emma Orr is exhilarated for her Motor City Cabaret debut in Trivoya Gold. She is a junior BFA Theatre (Acting) major with minors in Musical Theatre and Dance. Her favorite past credit includes The Ghost of Christmas Past (A Christmas Carol). She would like to thank her parents for their support and to wish her castmates a virtual “merde.” Hurry hard, and curl on!
Ethan is thrilled to be making his directorial debut in the Antonia Laché original Judge Softly. Company Fresh is an amazing opportunity for students to explore and break new ground in light of the pandemic, and May is humbled by the opportunity to produce a new piece with such a fabulous cast and creative team. On his role in Trivoya Gold, May says, "To say that this roll challenged and humbled me would be the understatement of the century. Infinite thanks to Jill and Danielle for believing in me and always pushing me to be better. This is an incredible show that wouldn't be possible without their steadfast guidance." This has been a year of venturing into uncharted territory for May, and each opportunity presents more exciting challenges than the last. He sends thanks to Danielle, Rachel, and Elise for their phenomenal direction and attention to detail.
Freda Monroe is super pumped to perform in another musical at Wayne State! Through such a weird time in the world, it has been so exciting and rewarding to be working on a show with such talented peers and professors.
Frederique is thrilled to be in this show for her last semester. Through all the troubles that this past year has brought, she is glad to be able to do what she loves with such fantastic people.
Gillian is thrilled to play the role of Astrid in Motor City Cabaret's production of Trivoya Gold. Gillian is a Junior and an international student from Canada. Some of Gillian’s favorite credits include Ariel in Footloose the Musical!, Maggie Winslow and Diana Morales in A Chorus Line, Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz and Anne in Matt Smith's Pettycoats. Gillian would like to thank her family and friends for their continuous love and support.
Jacob Lipski is a sophomore BFA Acting Major at Wayne State. Previous credits include Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol and Robin Stout in Company of Fools. He is incredibly excited for you to see the show!
Jenny Kraft is over-the-moon to make her official Theatre and Dance at Wayne debut in a featured role. Her previous credits include Elvira’s understudy in Blithe Spirit and Lorraine in All Shook Up. Jenny is a second-year BFA student in Acting at Wayne State University. Enjoy! Sending an abundance of virtual hugs.
Jill Dion is a graduate of the Moscow Art Theatre School (MXT) and a founding member of it's Sixth Studio. In addition to her expertise in the Russian method of movement training, she is a certified Pilates instructor and teacher of ballroom dance. Jill is the program director of Wayne State's "Month in Moscow" program, where, each June, she leads a group of American students to study and train at MXT, the world-famous home of contemporary acting training. She is also the artistic director of WSU's musical theatre outreach program, Motor City Cabaret, as well as a professional director and choreographer.
Julia is a junior BFA actor who is super excited to be able to continue participating in theatre through her webcam this semester. You may have seen her in other Wayne State productions, A Christmas Carol (Peter Cratchitt) or Heathers the Musical (Ensemble).
Lexie is so very excited to share this virtual show with everyone! This process has been weird, to say the least, but she is very proud of what this cast has accomplished. Lexie would like to thank her family and friends for their love and support. FOR TRIYØYA!
Michael is a sophomore BFA acting student and is so excited to be a part of the Company Fresh cast. His past credits include Peter Cratchit in A Christmas Carol and Sam in Something Gay. He can also be seen as Sven in Motor City Cabaret’s production of Trivøya Gold this semester. Many thanks to his friends and family for the support during the 2020-2021 year, especially the amazing cast and crew he was able to work alongside during this production. He hopes you enjoy the show!
Miranda Cole could not be more excited to be a part of the Motor City Cabaret (MCC) and Trivøya Gold cast this season! Favorite past credits at Wayne State include Violet in Miss Electricity, Mrs. Cratchit in A Christmas Carol, and the Spoon in MCC's Do You Believe in Magic? Miranda is a third-year BFA student in Acting.
Olivia Paryaski is very excited to be making her debut performance in a this production. Recently, Paryaski was seen in Theatre and Dance at Wayne's Heathers the Musical as Heather Duke. Olivia is a sophomore BFA student in Acting at Wayne State University.
Stephanie Hermanis a senior BFA Actor with a minor in Musical Theatre. She was last seen in Heathers the Musical as the Republicanette and would have played Valentine in Mary Poppins last year. This year she is also directing the play A Blessing in Da Skies as part of Company Fresh. This is her third year being apart of Motor City Cabaret, and she is so excited to be finishing off her Wayne State career with this amazing show. FOR TRIVOYA!
Taylor Benjamin is a third-year MFA student in Theatre Management. She is originally from Ohio, where she got her BFA in Acting from Wright State University. Favorite Wayne State University marketing credits include Heathers the Musical, Mamma Mia!, Reckless, and A Christmas Carol.
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