There have been strange sounds coming from the South Elementary Music Room when the third grade is in class. They have been busy rehearsing for their concert "The Wackadoo Zoo" by Jill Gallina.. The show is Monday, October 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the school's cafetorium.
The audience will be welcomed by Sam Melcher and Michael Kelly and Brady Reynolds will lead us to the zoo. The narrators for the evening are Ruby Dawson, Cyera Winkler, Cole Bortree, Rayvin Gierwatowski and Kyle Van Manen.
The children sound very confused. Big, powerful tigers, played by Ethan Moses, Autumn Palyo, Kenneth Hunter and Dakota Brandt, sheepishly say "Meow." Lions, the King of the Jungle, have forgotten how to roar. Instead, they sound like roosters. These "Kings" are Alyssa Glatz, Trinity Kline, Brittney Barclay, Zachary DeConti, Nakai Johnson and John Stackhouse. The strange sounds continue and so very intelligent professors come to the rescue – or so they think. The linguistic, erudite scholars are Molly Dickerman, Danielle Holzapfel, Emma Wilson, Kayla Sheridan, Ashley Palyo and Brendan Fossetta. Jacqueline Weber, Carolyn Manassy and Alexis Borer are silly monkeys and Alivea Miller, Jase Kelly and Melissa Csikortos are playful elephants. Fiona Roberts, Sam Melcher, Katrina Hadorn, Francesca Toppi and Nathan Kellogg have long, sore throats from trying to change their ways as giraffes. Grace Merop, Brianne Falco, Aidan Fitzgerald and Darius Forman are confused zebras.
The songs, written by Jill Gallina, that the children will sing are: "The Strangest Zoo You Ever Knew," "A Smile Can Go a Long, Long Way," "Horrible Sounds," "Practice Makes Perfect," "Go Home, Professor" and "Different Means Special."
The wacky concert will come to a close with the popular song by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman "Lots In Common" from Charlotte's Web.
The animal and stage decorations are the work of Patti Kellogg, Sue Frank, Kathleen Seagraves and Barb Otting. Mr. Mark Kirsten, principal and Jean M. Shields, music teacher, invite the community to this fun, wacky concert.