3035 South Abingdon St.
Arlington, VA 22206
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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Musical Theater

Musical Theater

 

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

First and second grade students explore the world of drama, music, and dance.  They perform them for their friends and families at the Project Gift Showcase Nights throughout the year.  Students work 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 now, we are able to build their confidence and help eliminate fears of public speaking.  I am very proud of the students as they go through this process of creating a play and bringing it to a performance level.  I watch 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".
 
Third, fourth and fifth graders have the opportunity to stage and choreograph 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 March.  In the past, we have produced musicals about Ancient Civilizations, Westward Expansion and American History.