On Friday, November 4, Carolina Day School saw the return of the annual Lower/Key Lower School Musical, as students in grades 4 and 5 gave two fantastic performances of Annie the Musical.
These thespians, after rehearsing hard for months under the direction of music teachers Stacy Montana and Melissa Starkweather, delivered a beautiful spectacle of song, choreography, and the heartwarming and familiar story behind Annie.
The process of creating a stage performance with a group provides an invaluable bonding experience with peers while also building confidence and strengthening performance skills. Perhaps most importantly, creating, performing, and experiencing theater strengthens our students' sense of empathy and reminds them of what unites us all as human beings. Carolina Day's approach to the performing arts builds on students’ natural inclination to improvise and to express what they are learning about themselves and the world around them.
Thank you to all of the parents who have served as volunteers; teachers who were flexible with time and space; maintenance for set up; US theater students and David Dvorscak for lights; Ron Whittemore for sound; Stacy Montana, Melissa Starkweather, Heather Pomar, Milena Blanco, and Jessica Baldwin for co-directing in their speciality areas; and to the cast for making it possible.