The students of Barnard Mandarin Magnet Elementary School showcased their stage talents in an exuberant performance of “Robin Hood” on March 23. More than forty kindergarten through fifth grade students auditioned for the musical production, which was arranged by Missoula Children’s Theater, a touring theater company that brings all the elements of a blockbuster show to schools throughout the country. This includes two directors, sets, costumes, and more. Auditions took place on Monday; rehearsals were held throughout the week; and the show was performed on Friday night.
“I was surprised and nervous when they announced the cast,” said third grader Lucas L., who played the title role. “I have been in two shows at Barnard already. I like acting a lot, so I was excited to have the opportunity to play Robin Hood.”
“Robin Hood” is the second production staged at Barnard this school year, and the fifth show hosted at Barnard since 2015. The semi-annual events have established themsleves as some of the most beloved and enjoyable traditions at the school, which is why anticipation is already high for the next big show in the 2018-19 school year.
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