There is that smaller world which is the stage, and that larger stage which is the world.
Each year, PJS students age 6 through Grade 6 have the opportunity to be part of a musical production. The musical is open to all students who are interested in performing on stage and working behind the scenes creating sets or being part of the audio/visual crew. Participation in the spring musical extends learning that takes place during the school day. Students develop tolerance and empathy while they experience what it is like to walk in another's shoes. The journey from audition to opening night requires continuous practice and effort over time, reinforcing the ethic of excellence that we strive to achieve throughout our programs. Our young actors build essential communication skills, collaborate, take risks and develop self confidence.
2022 Spring Musical - Wizard of Oz
Participating students will work together, using a professional script and materials. Every student will have a role and responsibilities to help make the show a success. Our young actors will have fun and gain confidence by working on their performance skills and understanding their characters through games and various drama techniques.
The club will begin with a group read-through of the script for the actors to become familiar with the various roles. We will then work on building confidence and understanding of audition techniques. Auditions will be held the week of January 24th. A sign-up will be emailed out to parents to choose a time slot for the audition. Every child in the club will be given a role to perform!
Rehearsals are scheduled for Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The entire cast WILL NOT be needed for every rehearsal. A clear rehearsal schedule will be shared at the beginning of the program. Please be prepared to pick up your child at dismissal if they are not required to rehearse. The final performances will take place on Friday, May 13th and Saturday, May 14th.
IMPORTANT COVID PROTOCOL
We are thrilled to be able to bring back this exciting live performance opportunity to our students! Due to the fact that the spring musical is offered across the K-6 pods, and that students will be performing without masks, we have put added safety measures in place. Please note that in order to participate in the musical, students are required to be fully vaccinated OR provide the school with two negative covid tests per week. Unvaccinated students must be tested on Mondays on their own and on Wednesdays during our weekly screening at school. Home rapid tests are not permitted. We greatly appreciate your cooperation in our efforts to keep our students and faculty healthy. We will be watching the COVID risk level carefully, and will make safety adjustments as needed.