Thursday, May 6, 2010
Stone Soup Performance
Two of the first grade classes combined to put on a performance of the Stone Soup Rock Opera.
This show was complete with sets and characters. In fact, we had a series of dramas as Ashton was not at all thrilled to be cast as a narrator and not an "actor". Later she switched with a friend and was given the role of "Captain Max".
As we got ready for the show I was surprised to find out that she didn't have any lines (so I was confused about what the drama was about getting the part). In the end, I realized the point was the costume and not the speaking. In fact, none of the actors spoke, they acted out the part as other kids did the talking (a smart approach for first graders in retrospect!).
So while Ashton was a huge hit I guess she does not yet qualify for the SAG from this part.
Somehow I'm sure there will be more chances! Bravo to Ms. Chan and the other teachers and helpers for pulling off a really great show with a cast of first graders!