April 7, 2023
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Rehearsals for our classroom shows and spring musical are underway, and we are excited to be able to present to you great shows! We will have Friday night and Saturday night performances of Newsies Jr. on Friday, June 2nd and Saturday, June 3rd from 7-8:30pm. Admission is $10. This year, we will also have premium tickets for $20. Premium tickets include: seats in the first five rows, cast photo, and a dessert item. Tickets can be purchased through the website at showtix4u.com and will go on sale on Monday, May 8th at 8am. We are looking at food vendors before the show. Even if your child is not in the musical, please come out and support us! Your student will receive a free dress pass for attending! All proceeds go to funding our musicals!
In addition to Newsies Jr. we will be presenting our grade level student shows in the morning of Wednesday, May 31st and Thursday, June 1st from 8:30-10:30am. We are taking donations for our morning shows. Please donate what you can! There will be general seating available the morning of our show.
On Wednesday, May 31st, 2023, from 8:30-10:30am in the Hall we will have our shows for Kinder, 2nd and 4th They are as follows:
Kinder: E-I-E-I Oops!
2nd: Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock
4th: Gold Dust or Bust
On Thursday, June 1st, 2023 from 8:30-10:30am in the hall we will have our shows for 1st, 3rd and 5th They are as follows:
1st: Coyote Steals Summer
3rd: Little Red Riding Hood
5th: Annie KIDS (30 min. version of Annie)
You are responsible for your child’s costume for the grade level shows. Our goal is always to do the best you can without paying too much money on costumes. You are welcome to look for costumes in stores and be creative, but please do not feel obligated to spend a ton of money on them. Usually by looking at home and being creative you can come up with an inexpensive, but good-looking costume for your child.
Students can see the cast list on Google Classroom for grades 3-5. A cast list has been emailed to all grades!
Please email me with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
KINDERGARTEN: E-I-E-I OOPS!
OLD MACDONALD, FARMER IN THE DELL: Overalls and plaid shirts, farmer hats and accessories, can also do jeans, plaid shirts.
MRS. OLD MACDONALD, MRS. FARMER IN THE DELL: Farm style dresses, or you can do overalls, jeans and plaid shirts.
DUCKS: Greens, black, gray, white (maybe camouflage colors), with some wings and beaks.
PIGS: Dress in pink and create a tail, ears, and nose.
SHEEP: Dress in black with white fur under them, create ears on headbands.
MULE: Cross between donkey and horse, use brown and add a tail.
COW: Black and white, or brown cow colors with ears and tail.
BO PEEP: Dress and shepherd hook.
ROOSTER: Many colors in clothes with a large tail and beak.
CHICKS: Yellow clothes with wings and orange beak and legs
CHICKENS: Reds, browns, blacks, or white colors. Have a beak wings.
CAT AND THE FIDDLE: Dress like a cat with tail, whiskers, ears, and a fiddle.
1ST GRADE: COYOTE STEALS SUMMER
SKY SPIRITS: White dresses or white shirt and slacks (think 1st communion dress)
COYOTE: Brown or Multi-color dress or shirt and dark pants. Hair can be put in pigtails.
OAK TREES: Brown shirt and brown pants (twigs can be attached to a headband for headpiece)
RABBITS: White, Brown, or gray shirt or dress, blue jeans. Put ears on a headband.
FOXES: Orange Shirts or dress, brown pants, a tail (can be made with paper) and some ears.
EAGLES: Brown pants and brown shirt with wings and a beak.
TIPI FOLK: Brown Indian looking attire.
2ND GRADE: ANANSI AND THE MOSS-COVERED ROCK
ANANSI: Black spider. Should have spider feet.
ZEBRAS: Black and White stripes shirt or dress. Black pants with black or white shoes.
LIONS: Yellow, tan, brown shirts or dresses. Create a mane or ears for lions.
RHINOS: Grey shirts, dresses, or skirts. Be creative to create a horn!
MONKEYS: Brown or red shirts, dresses, skirts. Should look playful and fun.
ELEPHANTS: Gray shirts, skirts, dresses, or pants. Build ears and trunk.
LITTLE BUSH DEER: Brown and white shirts, skirts, dresses, or pants. Create ears!
STORYTELLER: They are dressed as whatever character they already happen to be, no need to change.
3rd GRADE: LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD
STORYTELLERS: Nice shirt and tie with black slacks. Girls can wear nice dresses or blouses.
MRS. RED RIDING HOOD: Simple country style dress with apron.
LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD: Red dress (or it can be another color) with a red cape in the back of it. A basket.
TOWNSPEOPLE: Overalls or jeans and black t-shirts.
FLOWER FAMILY: Girls: Spring Dresses (with flowers on them would make it even better!), Boys: Green shirt and pants.
SQUIRRELS: Brown shirt and brown pants. Fluffy tail made out of stuffed stockings (if possible), whiskers can be painted and ears attached to baseball cap or headband.
GRANNY RIDING HOOD: A nightgown and cap with large numbers attached to it (these numbers can be pinned on and made of paper).
WOLF: Baseball cap or head piece with menacing cardboard teeth attached beneath bill. Eyes and ears of cardboard attached to top of cap. Gray or brown clothes.
WOODSMEN: Safari style hat, short pants and hiking boots (If possible).
JUNIOR TRACKERS: T-shirts, short pants and hiking boots (If possible). They can have hiking accessories like a water bottle, backpack, and a butterfly net.
4TH GRADE: GOLD DUST OR BUST
The play is set in gold rush times of 1848. The costumes should have a country or cowboy/cowgirl feel.
GIRLS: Long skirts/dresses, blouses, and bonnets (if you can find them). If not, plaid, jeans, and cow girl hat.
BOYS: Blue Jeans with button down plaid shirt, cowboy hat (country/cowboy look). Sutter can wear a suit and look more formal.
5TH GRADE: ANNIE KIDS
ANNIE: The first half of the show, Annie is dressed as the other orphans: ragged layers of clothing. A patchy jumper with a contrasting shirt underneath could work. Later, Annie should wear a winter dress coat over what she wears in the first few scenes. In the final scenes, Annie should appear like she does in the comic strip Little Orphan Annie, with a short sleeved red dress. As for hair, we are not going to put on red wigs, however, you could try red mousse for the hair as it sometimes gives brown hair a red glow under the lights.
ORPHANS: They should look ragged and tough. They may wear shirts and sweaters over skirts, smocks, or jumpers. Layering is important; matching is not. Be creative, these girls don’t have much. Try to keep it to Earth tones and colors.
MISS HANNIGAN: She should always look a bit out of sync with her surroundings. Hair should look as if she has just woken up. Her dress should be showy, but cheap and of poor quality. Could be a 1930’s type floral print. It would be great if she could have some fake pearls and a boa. She also needs a whistle to wear around her neck as well as a winter coat.
BUNDLES MCCLOSKEY: An oversized plaid or colored shirt with pants and shoes that look like a delivery man’s (maybe blue). Also needs a laundry bag.
APPLE SELLER: Should look like a vendor who is prepared for cold weather. Wood plaid jacket, cap and gloves with the fingers cut off. He needs a basket or a cloth bag with apples in it.
SANDY: A furry, hooded one piece costume with ears sewn into the hood would be ideal. Otherwise, you could wear a turtleneck or sweatshirt and matching jogging pants with a tail on it.
LT. WARD: Navy blue shirt and matching pants. If you can get a police uniform or have one from a costume store, that could also work. He should wear a police hat.
GRACE FARRELL: She always dresses with thought and style. She should be sophisticated and professional. She can wear a skirt suit and hat and will need a coat (if you can find fake fur that would be perfect). She should always appear business-like, but classy!
DRAKE AND SERVANTS: Black pants with black dress shoes, white dress shirt with tie or bowtie.
BERT HEALY: Nice professional look dress slacks, striped suit with a bow tie. Can have a hat as well.
ROOSTER HANNIGAN: Dress slacks, plaid jacket or dark shirt, tie. Could have suspenders also. When he is in disguise, he should wear a different jacket.
LILY ST. REGIS: Bright color dress with matching handbag and shoes (if possible). Coat and hat for her disguise.
PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT: Suit, tie, and small spectacles if possible. He will always sit on a wheelchair with a blanket.
LOUIS HOWE: Jacket, tie, and dress pants.
FEMALE SERVANTS: Black skirt with blouse with a white apron. Girls can also wear leotards and black skirts with a white apron. Hair should be pulled back in a bun.
OLIVER WARBUCKS: Always dressed formally in a dark suit, white shirt, and bow tie. He needs a hat and coat.
STAR TO BE: Either should wear modest travelling clothes, or she can wear evening cocktail dress with gloves. She also needs a large suitcase.
USHER: If possible, should look like a Radio City Usher in the 1930’s with a jacket with gold buttons and trim and black pants.