Sections

Sheepshead Bay kids perform musical ‘Mulan’

Up for it: The students performed the relatively difficult musical because they wanted a challenge, according to the school’s music director.
Brooklyn Daily
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook
Subscribe

Don’t miss our updates:

These kids skipped a grade!

Kids from Sheepshead Bay Elementary, sang, acted, and created a stunning set for their stage-musical rendition of the Disney classic “Mulan” on May 31. The school’s music director said the kids and teachers chose a longer, more complex musical meant for middle schoolers because they wanted to test themselves.

“We wanted a push and a challenge,” said Ryan Mack. “I think they pulled it off magnificen­tly.”

The show capped the school’s participation in the three-year Disney Musicals in Schools program, which helps public schools develop the production, fund-raising, teamwork and other skills needed to put on successful musicals. The program defines “Mulan” as suitable for middle schoolers because it’s twice as long as elementary school musicals, and has four-to-five-part vocal harmonies. Mack said the highlight of the show was seeing the students not only successfully perform the advanced production, but do it well.

“The teachers took a step back and were like ‘wow,’ ” he said. “They sang in tune and the energy in the room was really contagious.”

About 50 kids participated, including actors, singers, stage crew, and design teams. The music director credits the students’ talent and hard work, as well as the good working relationship between the theater and music teachers with making the show turn out so well.

“The kids feed off of our chemistry,” said Mack. “We pushed them to push themselves. It was special to see.”

Reach reporter Adam Lucente at alucente@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–2511. Follow him on Twitter @Adam_Lucente.
Posted 12:00 am, June 8, 2018
Today’s news:
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook
Subscribe

Don’t miss our updates:

Reader feedback

Enter your comment below

By submitting this comment, you agree to the following terms:

You agree that you, and not BrooklynDaily.com or its affiliates, are fully responsible for the content that you post. You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening or sexually-oriented material or any material that may violate applicable law; doing so may lead to the removal of your post and to your being permanently banned from posting to the site. You grant to BrooklynDaily.com the royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual and fully sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such content in whole or in part world-wide and to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.

Classifieds
Community News Group

Don’t miss out!

Stay in touch with the stories people are talking about in your neighborhood:

Optional: Help us tailor our newsletters to you!