by Chelsey MacLellan, ES teacher and Sam Abernethy, ES/MS Drama teacher
"The sky is falling!" is the urgent cry that sets the stage for the upcoming Elementary School production which follows the adventures of the inhabitants of four planets as they navigate a dangerous emergency and work together to find a new home.
It's not every day that you come across a production created by students. But that's exactly what you'll find with our upcoming production of "Call of the Water". If you manage to get yourself a ticket, you will witness the magic and wonder that can only come from the boundless creativity of elementary school students.
The Dramatic Arts at YIS has exploded in popularity - and in the ES production alone we have doubled the size of our cast and crew this school year. This production actually gathers the talents from our junior and senior ES Dance Clubs, Choir, Sets and Props team, Production Club, and a newly assembled Tech Team who are ready to live, learn, and lead you through an entertaining afternoon show. It should also be noted that the concept and script were developed and written by thirty Grade 5 Students back in September of 2022.
With a cast and crew of 120 students, this production has been a labor of love from start to finish. The students took on every aspect of the production process, from writing the script to building sets and props, learning choreography, developing their tech skills, and even designing costumes. The learning and development of skills and dispositions go beyond measure. The students' dedication and hard work have paid off, and the final product promises to be a real treat for audiences of all ages.
As the planets’ inhabitants journey through space, the students' talents shine. The acting is sure to be top-notch, with each student fully committed to their character and their role in the story. The singing will be beautiful, with memorable tunes that will stick with you long after the show is over - did we mention that all the songs were written and composed by our fabulous music teacher, Ms. Liz Mason! And the dancing is energetic and joyful, with choreography that perfectly captures the excitement of the story.
We invite all members of the community to come and enjoy the show. So mark your calendars and join Kaylee, Nokian, Cloudy, and CFB (Cat Fish Bird) as they attempt to guide their communities to safety.
“Call of the Water" will be performed on April 26 at 4:30pm in the YIS Auditorium. Get your tickets soon - two-thirds have already been sold and this may be the first show to sell out the Auditorium. Tickets are available at the YIS School Store and online.
Get your tickets now and join us on a journey through the stars!