In July 2008, the Marionettes adult choir and Youth Chorale kicked off their 45th anniversary season with Tributes — a Cacique Award-winning production in three parts, saluting Bernstein, Broadway, and icons of Trinidad & Tobago music — David Rudder, André Tanker, and Ella Andall. Tributes featured a number of talented soloists from both choirs, including Paul Chow, Marlon De Bique, Trent Haynes, Jacqueline Johnson, Tahirah Osborne, Maegan Pollonais, Feryal Qudourah, and many others in ensemble work.
• 00:00 — BERNSTEIN (Classical and Broadway): Excerpts from Chichester Psalms, Candide, and West Side Story, featuring the adult choir and senior Youth Chorale
• 32:00 — BROADWAY (Ragtime and Hairspray): Excerpts from Ragtime, featuring the adult choir and senior Youth Chorale; and Hairspray, featuring the Youth Chorale (starting at starting at 53:15)
• 1:11:40 — CALYPSO LEGENDS: Musical tributes to David Rudder, Andre Tanker, and Ella Andall, featuring the adult and youth choirs.
Filmed by Trinity TV at Queen’s Hall, Trinidad & Tobago, Caribbean. (NB: this is a higher quality version of the performance, which had previously been uploaded here at lower resolution: https://youtu.be/HKF9QMvp6wQ)
Artistic & Musical Director: Gretta Taylor
Production Manager: Joanne Mendes
Assistant Musical Director: Susan Dore
Technical Coordinator: Caroline Taylor
Production Co-Directors: Marlon De Bique, Noble Douglas, Kwasi Noel, Caroline Taylor, and Guyanne Wilson
Choreography: Noble Douglas and Dave Williams
Lighting: Celia Wells
Set: Randy Halfhide (Another Idea)
Wardrobe: Margaret Sheppard, Lisa De Caires
Sound: Treldon Thompson
Stage Manager: Todd Hill
Public Relations: Astra Da Costa (AMPLE)
Here are some of the wonderful reviews for the celebrated production.