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Gold Dust or Bust! October 5, 2015

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Music & Dance.
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The Island Community Center Drama Camp performed “Gold Dust or Bust” at the Island Playhouse this summer.

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This year’s production was a musical revue which transported the audience back to the heydey of the California Gold Rush of 1848.

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The Gold Rush began on January 24, 1848 when James W. Marshall found gold at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma California.

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After hearing of the find, 300,000 men, women, and children headed west hoping to strike it rich.

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While visions of gold tiaras danced in their heads.

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The play entertained with fun songs and humor, while sharing facts and figures about how California and the US changed as a result of the Gold Rush.

Mark Twain made an appearance, declaring that reports of his death had been greatly exaggerated.

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As in prior years, the kids filled their costumes and the Island Playhouse with ample enthusiasm.

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As they sang, danced, and swung shovels and pick axes.

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All too soon, the campers took a final bow.

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Bringing down the house.

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Aah . . . that’s better!