It's hard to believe that WMS's 5-9 Winter Musical is just over a week away! The show, called "Paint the Town December," is about a group of children who go around to all of the stores in Graysville to paint the storefront windows all different colors to represent the many ways we celebrate the holidays in December! For the last month or so, students from Rooms 17, 19, and 20, along with the kindergartners from Rooms 11, 15 and 16, have been coming into the music room to rehearse their songs and dances. Their excitement is contagious and we all cannot wait for the whole WMS community to see it!
The performance will take place on December 19 at 9:30 a.m. in the Gym and is open to all WMS families and friends.
In preparation for this enormous celebration, students have been learning about some critical aspects of live theater! They have practiced projecting their voices so that the audience can hear their lines. They have discussed what it means to "memorize" lines and how to "improvise" if they forget a word or two. With our songs and dances, the children have learned what it is like to work as a team to make both a unified sound and create some cool formations, like their "tableaus." A tableau is a word of French origin meaning "picture." In many of the songs, a class might move to a tableau to hit their final pose or to sing as a stronger unit!
Check out some of Room 20's formations!
Elementary parents - here are just a few reminders for show day:
1. Students should come dressed in their costume on the day of the musical!
� Bottoms - Black bottoms, pants or skirt. If skirt, wear tights!
� Shoes - Any dark shoe would work fine!
� Shirts - Shirts should be as solid-colored as possible! If the color is the dominant color in a pattern, that is fine, but please, no logos.
o Room 17 and K's from Rooms 11, 15, 16 - red, green or white
o Room 19 - blue and yellow
o Room 20A - pink, orange or purple
o Room 20B - black, red or green
2. OK Video will be recording the performance! DVDs are available to purchase ONLINE at www.okvideode.com or you can pick up an order form in the lobby or at the performance! All forms can be returned in the Glass Box in the front lobby.
Wishing everyone a happy, happy holiday!