Performance of Guys and Dolls
The Bayside amphitheater filled up for each of four thrilling performances of the musical production of Guys and Dolls last week. It provided real entertainment for the audience and an opportunity for the actors, singers, dancers and supporting students to put the results of their efforts in front of the public with excellent results.
Much about the show was exceptional. To transport an audience to Broadway and Havana with a group of adult 1950’s gamblers played by both boys and girls from both middle school and high school, some almost twice as tall as others and making it all believable in our little amphitheater is magic.
The show was exceptional but it is not exceptional for our students to have the opportunity to work together and individually to perform. It happens all the time. Earlier in the week, many elementary students put on a concert. The recent Bayside Fashion Show included students modeling their creations, narrating the show or performing music to add to the entertainment. An IB Music Recital is on for next week.
With seasonal musical programs, rock fest, talent shows, recitals, solo and ensemble programs and more, it is probably safe to say that every SIS student takes to the stage at least twice a year and a substantial number are always preparing for a next performance. Preparing to perform for an audience is a great example of the sort of “in context”, authentic task that supports learning whether it is debating a point of view, sharing a project with parents, posting a podcast on the web, or singing and dancing in Guys and Dolls.
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