These First and Second graders gave a darling premiere performance of "The Ants and the Grasshopper." They donned their little costumes and used their props, sang their songs, danced their dances, and delivered their lines before an appreciative audience of family and friends.
Because this was an "in class" recital, we asked the audience to imagine the backgrounds and sets (particularly the Ant Hill that was just a screen). The children did not have to worry about problems that come with using a stage - lights, sound, microphones, or curtains. They just performed to their best abilities. They stole the hearts of their audience.
In the end, the Grasshopper recommended to the audience that he had learned his lesson. Instead of always loafing and singing and dancing during the summer, he was going to make time to store up food for the winter. He learned that it truly is better to "Pay now and play later." The Finale song was catchy enough that the whole audience joined in singing the reprise. What a fun show! Kudos to the Kids!
My name is Betsy Bailey. I have sung, written and taught music all of my life. I enjoy writing and directing Children's Theater shows. This blog will be directed to topics on creating the magic of Children's Theater. I would love to hear your comments!