Musical Theatre

Musical Theater
Ms. Neal – 

Over the past 7 school years, students at Abingdon have choreographed, staged, practiced and performed approximately 35 musicals.

First through Fifth grade students have explored the world of drama, music, and dance.  They performed for their friends and families at the Project Gift Showcase Nights throughout the past few years.  Students worked on their presentation skills such as speaking loudly, clearly and slowly, using expression in their voice and body, eye contact, using a microphone, and rehearsing ahead of time.  These skills will be important throughout their life.  By starting young, they were able to build their confidence and help eliminate fears of public speaking.  I was very proud of the students as they went through this process of creating a play and bringing it to a performance level.  I watched them grow as singers, dancers, speakers, actors, and performers.  All of their hard work will be worth it in the end.  In the past, we have performed “It’s a Jungle Out There”, “Circus, Circus”, “Nuts!”, “E-I-E-I-Oops!”, “Go Fish”, “How Does Your Garden Grow?”, “Bugz!” and “Once Upon a Lily Pad”.

AFTER SCHOOL Musical Theater Club

Fourth and fifth graders have the opportunity to stage, choreograph, design sets and costumes for their own musical during the After-School Musical Theater Club.  This club meets twice a week to produce a 45 minute musical for our families to enjoy in the spring. In the past, we have produced musicals about Ancient Civilizations, Westward Expansion and American History.