On Tuesday night, my oldest performed in his third grade school play. It was called the Dinostars and the kids have been rehearsing for the big show for months.
Here’s a description of the show:
They sing, they dance, they’ll make you laugh if you give them a chance! Here come the Dino Stars, taking the stage to entertain you with heroic and Mesozoic acts of fun. With Raptors who rap, stand-up comedians, and even Tyrannosaurus Tex and his gang of line-dancing dinosaurs, our panel of judges have a big job ahead of them. Young performers will love their time in the spotlight with this entertaining 20-minute musical featuring five original songs in a variety of musical styles, clever rhyming dialog with over 35 speaking parts easily adaptable to casts of varying sizes, and simple movement and production tips to help stage a successful performance, even when time is limited. Let’s get on with the show! Songs include: Dino Stars!, The Raptors Rap, Micropachycephalosaurus, Dinosaur Two-Step, and Dinosaur Rock.
We had to get there early to drop off my son, so we were able to get great seats right in the front of the auditorium. Here’s the stage before the kids came out:
Once the show started, all the kids made a big entrance from the back of the auditorium:
There are six third grade classes at my son’s school and the music department paired up two classrooms for the show and put on a total of three performances over three nights. My son’s class did their show on the first night. Here are all the kids from the two classes once they got on stage:
During the opening act, my guy was right up front. It was a cute song with some really smooth dance moves (wink wink).
Here he is doing a Rockettes style dance. See, I told ya they were smooth dance moves…..
The majority of the class were dinosaurs for the show, but three kids from each class got to be “judges”. After each musical number the judges gave them a score on a scale from 1-10. It was kind of American Idol style and you guessed it, my guy was the British judge.
I have to say that he has an amazingly good British accent and he got tons of compliments on it after the show. I was so proud of him for getting up there and speaking in front of the whole auditorium full of people.
I’m in the classroom with these kids two or three times a week, so it was really amazing to see all their hard work. They had to learn the songs, the dance moves and they had to get the timing of everything down. It was a great show and I was super proud of my guy.