|The Circle of Life performed by The Ensemble.|
Watch out Broadway, today the stars were shining Park Place! Students at PS77 put on an amazing adaptation of Lion King World. They demonstrated their amazing singing, dancing, and acting talents for a large crowd of their peers, teachers, staff, administration, and parents. Every performance was incredible and students received thunderous applause and many standing ovations. Here are a few photos from the day. I hope to post a short video soon showing some of the highlights. If you were not able to make it, please check back to watch.
We are so grateful to the Office of Arts and Special Projects for giving us the grant to make this performance possible. Thank you so much to our partner organization, Music for Many, and our visiting artist. A big thank you to Jennifer Quinn, who did an amazing job with choreography. A special thank you to Mr. Ray and Mr. James for hanging our set, and a huge thank you to Ms. Jenny, Ms. Sarah, and all of the teachers and paraprofessionals that worked so long and hard to make this show happen.
|Nicholas smiles after his amazing performance as a Zebra.|
|Mathew and Elmer sing on stage as Alana, Alexi, and Isaiah dance behind them.|
|Proud to be part of the pride, Anthony shows off his lion costume.|
|Ms. Jenny's class wows the crowd with a fantastic African dance originating from workers competing to shake the dust off of their boots.|
|Alexi following his wonderful performance as a Tiger. Who said tigers and snakes can't be friends?!|
|The lion pride roaring for the audience during their incredible number.|
|Jasmine and Thutmose star as Sarabi and Mufasa.|
|The entire cast got a standing ovation with their unbelievable dance number.|
|Isaiah takes a moment to smile for the camera backstage before the big finale.|
|Thutmose shows off his amazing drumming talent and gets the crowd on their feet and dancing.|
|Keneshia practices a few songs before going on stage.|
|Anthony, Justin, and Kevin have some fun backstage before the show.|