Fiddlin’ Fun with Shakespeare!
Our homeschool co-op drama classes did the test run on A Shakespearean Tale and did a fun and amazing job! We say amazing because these kids get ridiculously little time to rehearse, but manage the miracle of rising to the challenge of a pretty big production.
We have two drama classes — 3rd through 6th and 7th through 12th, with actors and singers ranging from 9 to 18. They tackled 7 songs, a little Shakespeare, and a lot of comedy.
Our guitar and keyboard carried the musical day until we got to Stratford Corners, Alabama, where we were treated to the fancy fiddling of professional musician George Merritt. Thanks, George! The show ended with a little country swing dancing, with the cast invading the audience.
We played a trick on the cast when Rosie made her entrance with a rather large “bun in the oven.” Her very surprised stage husband, Will Surrey, rolled right with it and the audience had some good laughs.
Look for more pictures on our auditions page.