Boys participated in the production of Candy Coated Christmas Carols by Pied Piper Players. Kabir volunteered as a backstage crew and Arjun was a shepherd.
This fall my boys participated in following productions of Pied Piper Players.
Peter Pan: Kabir was Pots and Arjun Pans. Daily Journal article for Peter Pan
Elf Jr.: Arjun was Elf, flyer boy and a New Yorker. Daily Journal article for Elf Jr.
Madagascar: Kabir was Zookeeper Zeke and Arjun played two roles – newspaper man and server. Daily Journal article for Madagascar.
Best of the Bard – Shakespeare Revisited, Remixed, Retold: Kabir was a part of the ensemble and he played the role of Richard II.
Pied Piper Players is the local children’s theater. My boys feel at home with this group. So far, Arjun has participated in 6 plays produced by Pied Piper Players and Kabir has participated in 7 plays. Both of them have participated in 1 Tupelo Community Theater – off-Broadway show.
This November, about 12 kids performed “The Wizard of Oz” at Traceway Retirement Community in Tupelo for the residents, the parents and the grandparents as part of the Readers Theatre. This is the second performance of the Readers Theatre. You may read about the first performance during this Spring here.
We found the script from Kidsinco.com. Here is the video of their performance of “The Wizard of Oz“. After the performance we went to Baskin Robbins for ice cream. The most satisfying result of this Readers Theatre is that many of us, kids and adults, didn’t know each other when we started the practice and now many of us are good friends. Also, we saw tremendous improvement in kids when we compare the first couple of practices to the performance towards the end. So, it was so worth it!!!
The concept of reader’s theatre is to read from the script of a play. Each kid is assigned a role and he/she reads his/her part. The purpose of reader’s theatre is to instill the joy of reading amongst kids. This Spring we produced a play, “The Apple Dumpling”. We had 5 kids and 3 of them performed 2 roles each in the play. All of them did such an amazing job of reading their own parts correctly and promptly at the right time. We were so proud of each of them. It was so much fun to work with them. Here is a video of the first performance of our Reader’s Theatre, “The Apple Dumpling“. I found the script at Whootie’s Reader’s Theatre. We modified the script a bit. After the performance, we enjoyed homemade apple dumpling from Lori Bevering. It was the best apple dumpling I ever had!