Turning a Musical into a Radio Play
Congratulations to both 6th grade casts for recording the eight episode podcast of the entire musical of Willy Wonka, Jr.! I'm so proud of their work on this project. It struck me as I was putting the finishing touches on the show that although each student recorded their characters in isolation, yet if you close your eyes and listen to the episodes you can really imagine the students interacting and connecting to each other on stage. In my mind's eye, I "saw" them in their costumes reacting to each other, and supporting one another in the telling of the story. I was overwhelmed with emotion knowing that they had done this work in solitude during challenging times and yet with the magic of their voices and generous spirits, they created connection to each other and to their audience. Kudos to this incredibly resilient and hardworking group of actors!
Congratulations to our talented 7th grade drama class for turning their unique, self-created Cruise 007 into a podcast this spring as well when we moved to online learning.
- Lydia Horan, Middle School Drama Teacher
Click on one the pull-down menus below to view and choose an episode of these radio plays and podcasts to listen to.