Fine Arts Coordinator Lindsay Curry created the exciting jousting sequence, which was played on the floor within arm's reach of the audience.
"The beauty of this show was the ability to highlight each student's unique gifts," said Ms. Barker.
Instruments and speaking parts were cast to allow students to showcase their individual talents.
Hilarious skits allowed students to show off their funny expressions and comedic timing.
The students who are blessed with good balance and dexterity (or sheer determination) were able to participate in the dance sequences.
The show featured several student musicians in both solo and ensemble pieces. In the show, the audience heard the trumpet, a violin, and group numbers that included Orff instruments and a keyboard.
The Wandering Troubadour act was inspired by the recent 6th grade field trip to the Hoggetown Medieval Faire. On the trip, the students witnessed musicians and tradespeople walking around and hawking their wares. With this in mind, the performers were responsible for creating the own acts. This segment of the show featured ocarina playing (a small wind musical instrument), fortune telling, juggling, shoe selling, and a pogo stick! The students mingled and interacted humorously with the audience.
Needing a cue to transition to the next scene amidst this boisterous activity, a bit about a baby dragon was born...with a live "dragon" running through the auditorium to scare away the visitors!
Lindsay Curry's dramatic lighting on the stage and throughout the house enhanced the look and feel of the show.
With so many rapidly moving parts, this show stands out as one of the most ambitious performances in recent memory.
"Ambitious is an understatement!" Ms. Barker noted. "This show required students to take responsibility for knowing when and where every moving piece happened."
Ms. Kenny was proud of her students as well.
"It makes me so happy to see my students showcasing their talents and having fun with history," she said.