“MY SON PINOCCHIO JR” performed at Baines Middle School
Disney’s MY SON PINOCCHIO JR. was performed at Baines Middle School in Sienna Plantation on October 24 and October 25 with an audience record of over 1,000 attendees, including the special performance for the local elementary school fifth graders. The 60-minute musical, designed for middle-school aged performers, is based on the 2000 made-for-television movie Geppetto with original music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a few tunes from the 1940 Disney classic Pinocchio. The cast contained approximately 95 students led by Kristin McNeely, Corey Horn and Karen Clark.
Director, Kristin McNeely said, “I enjoy teaching students the love of the fine arts and it was an awesome feeling to see such a huge cast come together and put on a great performance. We also included staff members and coaches in our production to incorporate team camaraderie.”
Technical Director, Corey Horn said, “One of the main priorities of this production was to make it a cross curriculum project. The Art Club painted our back drop as well as many set pieces, the industrial tech class assisted in building set pieces, and the journalism classes aided in our publicity. We would not have been able to complete this project successfully without the many hands working together to bring our vision to fruition.”
Musical Director, Karen Clark, added, “It is such a joy to work with these students and watch them blossom over the course of 8 weeks of daily rehearsals. As the choir director, I love to get my choir students acting on stage and teach the drama students how to sing. It’s a great collaborative effort!”
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