Middle School Musical Pulls the Pieces Together
39 students helped to put our Middle School Musical together. Oddly enough, this play is about students coming to audition for a musical. In fact, we decided not to hold auditions, and all students that came out were welcome. It was great to have so many keen and talented students.
‘Pick Up the Pieces’ is about students auditioning for a school musical. During their ‘audition’, the students tackle an assortment of adolescent issues.
I have wanted to write a musical for many years, and I was very fortunate to have outstanding colleagues and students to help bring the production to fruition.
Thanks to many
I approached Ms. Leonardis about writing some dialogue to tie this very odd assortment of songs together. She quickly scribbled some ideas, and it was clear that the play might truly come together.
Next we brought Ms. Gifford on board. Her skill and tireless enthusiasm were essential in getting the students prepared to sing a bunch of songs they have never heard. Come to think of it, Ms. Gifford had never heard them either!
Ms. Dunn was a huge help in getting the cast to move about, learn the waltz among other things. Also, many thanks go out to Ms. Nienhuis for helping out with costumes.
Some wonderful artwork was produced by grade twelve student, Michael Jeon, and also thanks to BJ for his work on the poster.
Finally, special mention goes to Deanna and Yiyi for writing their own monologues. They were brilliantly composed and demonstrated a clear understanding of the characters involved.
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