Published: Jun 01, 2019 07:00 AM
Fraser Woods Montessori School celebrated its Immersion Week and concluded with a special public performance of Seussical The Musical Jr on the evening of May 9.
Head of School Chris Robertson explained, “Immersion week is such a unique experience in a Montessori School. It is a time when students are ‘immersed’ in a real-life experience and work towards a common goal… the process lends to the development of each child’s work ethic, resiliency, and social/emotional agility.”
All 42 students in first through fifth grade participated in preparing for the production of the musical.
The costumes, scenery, and props were worked on collaboratively with teachers and parent volunteers, according to Alison Kistner, Director of Advancement.
A day before the performance for the community, the school conducted a dress rehearsal for the students and faculty to enjoy on May 8.
Fraser Woods Montessori School students perform on stage during the dress rehearsal for Seussical The Musical Jr, on May 8. —Bee Photos, Silber
In Fraser Woods Montessori School’s rehearsal of Seussical The Musical Jr, students playing the Wickersham Brothers, left, stand before Kayla Bashawaty, performing as the character Horton, while Finn Sommer and Nadia Andrew look on from the stairs below.
Pictured from left is Finn Sommer, as the Cat in the Hat, and Nadia Andrew, as the character JoJo, in Fraser Woods Montessori School’s dress rehearsal of Seussical The Musical Jr, on May 8.
At the May 8 dress rehearsal for Fraser Woods Montessori School’s Seussical The Musical Jr, students in boas playing the Bird Girls joined Norah Schultz as Gertrude, in pink, and Zhariya Hendricks as Mayzie, in red, onstage.
Fraser Woods Montessori School student Nadia Andrew, cast as the character JoJo, sings during the dress rehearsal for Seussical The Musical Jr.
Norah Schultz performs as the character Gertrude in Seussical The Musical Jr at Fraser Woods Montessori School’s dress rehearsal on May 8.