The entire grade 1 class gathered on the stage at the Bucknall Theater for this year’s holiday show, a collection of songs titled “Flakes! A Musical Celebration of Snow, Slush and Snirt,” directed by Kellie Binney-Smart, lower school performing arts teacher.
Dressed in holiday-appropriate attire, the students sang a number of light and fun odes to winter and wintertime fun, such as “Snow is Falling Today,” “Little Snowflake” and “Snirt” (a portmanteau of “snow” and “dirt”). The students were all in their element, whether singing or dancing, as they did during “A Marshmallow World,” with choreography by Stephanie Bayer.
The show was punctuated by some short and amusing skits between song numbers. Much of the success of the show is owed to technical director Danny Dunn and assistant technical director Carol Clever, as well as Dunn’s grade 5 technical theater students.