Saturday, January 30, 2010

Sleeping Beauty

Sibley Elementary students perform in musical

Sibley Elementary School students are getting a taste of musical theater this week.

Seventy-three students in grades three through six have been working since Tuesday with Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre to prepare a unique production of “Sleeping Beauty.” Their work will culminate in two performances: one at 7 p.m. today and another at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Southwest’s Little Theatre. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students.

The Sibley parent organization, S.H.A.R.E., has been sponsoring an artist in residency with Prairie Fire for about 10 years, said third-grade teacher Lorna Berg.

Auditions were held on Tuesday (they were originally set for Monday, but school was let out early) and then the main characters went right into reading their lines. Students were expected to have their lines memorized by Thursday.

Many of those cast have been in previous Prairie Fire productions.

“They know it’s hard work, but they know what they need to do,” Berg said. More

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