All Kindergarten through second grade students at Union Memorial School (UMS) will perform the musical, “Hats!” by John Jacobson and John Higgins on April 14 and 15 in the Colchester High School Theatre. The performance is a culmination of several weeks of learning for the students that include reading the script and learning songs, speaking parts and dances.
The students will be split into two performing groups – half of the students perform on April 14th and the other half performs on April 15th. Both performances start at 6:30 pm and last 30 minutes. The class groups are listed here.
“Musicals provide a great opportunity for the children to learn and explore on so many levels,” said Martie Mutz, CSD music teacher at PPS and UMS. “There will be speaking and dancing parts and every child will be a part of the chorus…for many of our children this is their first time on a real stage.”
“Hats!” offers this story synopsis:
“Hats of all shapes and sizes take over the stage when a group of milliners help Hatless Hank find the perfect hat. Clever rhyming script and song writing explore all kinds of hats, their uses and the people who wear them. A surprise awaits the audience when Ima Milliner appears in her own remarkable, stupendous, contagious hat of all hats! Discover that it’s not the hat that makes a person special, but what’s underneath!”
For more information, visit Ms. Mutz’s blog Music at Union Memorial School at http://blogs.csdvt.org/mutzm/