The Elementary's 'Odyssey' musical production was epic and beautiful earlier this month at the Grange. In a quaint hall, with a backdrop of Ionic columns and a glow of soft lights, the children achieved something truly magnificent. They sang their hearts out, remembered their blocking, kept track of their props and so much more. Students were the set crew when not on-stage acting, they ran the follow-spot, they helped with costumes and embraced the full experience. As teachers, we are so proud!
In case you couldn't make it, here are two notes from the Odyssey program:
Note from Ms. Nicole
Since the idea of a full theatrical production arose during a faculty meeting last spring, this has been an epic journey for us an Elementary community! Distilling Homer’s archetypal celebration of human frailty and perseverance to an Elementary-friendly, child-focused theatrical production has been arduous and full of delights. Our adaption of The Odyssey is shorter and simpler than the original, but careful attention has been paid to staying true to story and the power of the epic poem. We hope you enjoy it, and find in it the joy, greed, pride, humility, heroism, longing and love that is woven through the fabric of the story. We couldn’t be prouder of our community tonight, especially with the two snow days earlier this week. It’s amazing that we made it! Enjoy the show!
Our Deepest Thanks
Most important of all, we thank the MCH Parent Association for the financial support and tireless volunteer efforts of the MCH parent community.
We are deeply grateful to our set, costume, and props volunteer teams. We couldn’t have done it without you!
During rehearsal recently, one of our youngest child actors burst out, “Let me through! I light the way!” You, dear volunteers, have lit the way for us and transformed our community into what some of the oldest students are now calling “Montessori Children’s House of Theater Arts.”
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Montessori Children's House
5003 218th Ave. NE
Redmond, WA 98053
Founded in 1987