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“The Music Man” Takes the Stage at SCIS

June, 2010
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scis-music-man-s“Pile up enough tomorrows and youll find youve collected nothing but a lot of empty yesterdays. I dont know about you but Id like to make today worth remembering.” (Harold Hill, Act 2, Scene 3).

With around 2000 spectators, and over four shows, the students at Shanghai Community International School (SCIS) certainly made the show ‘The Music Man’ worth remembering.

The show, directed by Alyssa Allgaier, included nearly 200 students, working both on and off the stage as assistant and marketing directors, stage managers, grip, lighting operators, costume designers, and cast members. The SCIS students gained invaluable experience learning to manage a project of this size and magnitude.

From the first note of the overture, featuring both SCIS IB students and members from the JZ Big Band, the show opened to a dozen fast-talkinʼ salesmen from 1912 who amazed the crowd with “Rock Island.” The music was directed by Upper school music teacher, Mr. Brendan McGibbon, and the 68-person cast sang familiar favorites such as “Seventy-Six Trombones,” and “Wells Fargo Wagon.”

The new 2010 dance classes at SCIS paid off with the show featuring fantastic dancing, led by Mr. Ariel Reyes, Ms. Sarah Bailey and Ms. Melinda Tatum Kaiser. “Marian the Librarian” and the “Shipoopi” were both exceptional examples of the standard of dance achieved at SCIS this school year.

SCIS student Austin Kretzschmar said of the show: “The costumes were authentic and well designed. The make-up was good and so was the hair. The set was well made with good detail and the lighting and sound were super cool.” And as Marcellus, student Tadhg OʼRorke said, “All in all, everything went according to plan and was beautifully put together.”

The success of ‘The Music Man’ is a representation of the success of the SCIS Fine Arts program. With dedicated teachers, talented students, and a supportive school community, we look forward to many more fine performances.

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