These musicals are always fun to watch. The actors and actresses ranging in age from entering first grade to entering tenth grade meet for less than thirty hours. In two weeks they have a play to present in the Troy Civic Theatre for parents and friends. The directors and choreographer/music director give them enough direction for the play to be coherent but not so much that it loses its childlike spontaneity. Actors and parents come up with the costumes. Sometimes they find what they need in the Troy Civic Theatre costume collection.
On the first day, the directors meet the players and decide who will play the various roles. This year there were thirty-one players. Most of these children play several roles.
Because the time involved is short , the leading roles are divided among two or three actors. This reduces the number of lines for each actor and gives more actors an opportunity to play leading roles.
Here are some photos from the play. I call the various Marys Mary1, Mary2, Mary 3 etc.
Mr, Banks 3 is told he is fired.
Everyone left for home smiling as they went.