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Students designed the makeup and costumes for the production, with help from Andrea McCafferty.Carissa Katz
Actors in “Bound for Gardiner’s Island” sailed aboard a boat that fellow Springs fourth-graders built for the production with help from Paton Miller, a visiting artist who also worked with students to create the large mural that serves as the opera’s backdrop. Durell Godfrey
Kyril Bromley has been with the Springs Opera since the beginning as an arranger, composer, and accompanist.Durell Godfrey