Sixth Grade Musical
Sixth Grade students return from Winter Break excited and anxious to start rehearsals. When they begin, before the process unfolds, students will not fully understand the extent of their and their classmates’ involvement in this type of full-scale production. Memorizing one’s own lines, even memorizing lines as an understudy, is only one part of the preparation. At the start, there is choreography to learn, ensemble work to organize, set moving to maneuver, as well as responsibilities that surface later in the process, such as managing props and prompting lines. With the goals of experiencing a full and successful theater experience, solidifying social skills, and discover new and exciting parts of oneself, the Sixth Grade performance is a dynamic way to wrap up the Plymouth experience. Individuals learn what they are capable of while creating something magical in and for community.
By May, students are ready for their final performative assessment at PMFS, 2 evening shows for the greater PMFS community.
I looked forward to the 6th grade musical my entire Plymouth career— I attended every show from K through 5th grade and even requested that my parents purchase the videos of each performance so that I could watch the show over and over. ~Alum, Class of ’98
The first time I teared up because something was beautiful was during a rehearsal for my 6th Grade musical. RCW hit a transcendent high note during a solo. And now he’s in Hollywood, so that makes sense. The musical also helped me come out of my shell. I was a quiet kid, and being somebody else gave me the freedom to be LOUD! I think Frumi [the Drama teacher] was pretty surprised when I shout-sang during my audition. ~Alum, ’03