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They Won’t Grow Up

Murray Avenue Elementary School presents its second annual school musical, “Peter Pan, Or the Boy Who Would Not Grow Up”.

In two weeks of intensive rehearsals, KJK Productions, a professional theater company hired by the PTA, with the help of some 80 parent volunteers, has once again turned a rag-tag group of 160 children into a polished (well, sort of) group of actors, dancers and singers.  That’s right, 160 children, from grades 2-5, divided into two separate casts, each giving two performances.

Cast A will go on stage at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday and 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, and the curtains will rise on Cast B at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday and 3:00 p.m. on Sunday.  Performances last only an hour, with no intermission.  This year, Murray’s wonderful old auditorium sports a new lighting and sound system — there are no “bad seats” in the house!  Tickets can be purchased at the door on the day of the performance.   Whether you have children in the play or not, you will thoroughly enjoy this event.

— Submitted by J Mark Lane


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January 24, 2011 12:25 PM

“Murray’s wonderful old auditorium sports a new lighting and sound system”

Was it just me or was it really hard to hear the kids?

January 24, 2011 10:12 AM

Many heartfelt thanks to the Murray PTA and volunteer parents who made Peter Pan possible. My son participated again this year and was overjoyed to be on stage. His ear-to-grin grin and enthusiastic dancing and singing were a joy for us to see.

As someone who NEVER would have appeared on stage, let along to sing and dance, I was amazed and proud of the performances of all the children. The ability to stand in front of a crowded auditorium and belt out solos (and dance!) is truly a gift and I am in awe of the 8-11 yr old kids who are so confident at such a young age.

The amount of work that this production entailed had to to be massive. I suspect that what was apparent to us parents was only the tip of a massive ‘iceberg’. Thank you again to all who made it possible!

Lynn Hillman

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