Sixth Grade Musical Theater
Each spring, all of Old Adobe’s sixth grade students work together on a musical theater project, which culminates in a daytime performance for the school student body and an evening performance for family and friends. The goals of the sixth grade musical theater experience are as follows:
- To nurture and develop the self-confidence that young performers need in order to excel in musical theater or other performance arts;
- To provide a comfortable and creative atmosphere with positive reinforcement, where sixth graders can build and improve their vocal, dance, and acting techniques;
- To allow students the opportunity to learn and enjoy some of the technical aspects of the theater, such as lighting and sound;
- To offer challenging and educational experiences which foster and enhance the students’ natural creativity and self-assurance;
- To encourage the sixth grader students to apply these skills to all aspects of their lives, such as giving oral presentations with confidence at school and in the community, developing increased confidence in social situations, learning and refining self-reliance and self-discipline, and strengthening ability to work cooperatively as a performance team.
This year’s musical theater show will be announced in the spring. Past productions have included Dig It!, Schoolhouse Rock Live, Jr., and The Phantom of the Music Room, When in Rome, and The Best Little Theater in Town. Because of construction, this year’s performance is currently on hold. Normally, readings and auditions would be held during class the week before spring break, with casting being announced prior to spring break so that students could memorize their lines and the song lyrics over the break.