Was that a 6th grade unit on ancient history or were those... singing archeologists, an ancient Greek chorus, a fossil named Lucy, Egyptian mummies who rap, Confucius, Gilgamesh, Sophocles, brothers Romulus and Remus who founded Rome, and more?
In Mrs. Youngs's class, it was all of the above!
At the end of June the 6th grade was both a class and a cast, with an assist from 5th graders singing backup, to perform the musical "Dig It!" for a small audience of families and friends.
Clever writing let students experience Ethiopia, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Asia, Greece, and Rome through the lens of imagined archaeologists and Lucy, a skeleton fossil who, we discovered, can't drink water because, well, she's all bones.
The musical was fun, funny, and packed with information that will not be forgotten by these student actors. Students reflected on their experiences and wrote about them, too.
Congratulations are in order!
Characters: Aiden, Riley, Carlie, Caden, Braeden, Madison, Shine, Madeline, David, Austin, Lori, Aidan, Gracie, Katie, Erie, Alex, and Dallas.
Music and Sound: Mr. Scott
Director: Mrs. Youngs
Stage Manager and Prop Director: Mrs. Hillman
Costume Designer: Mrs. Wood
The 5th Grade Backup Singers
Mrs. Guyer and Ms. Doolen for helping backstage
Mrs. Hammer for helping practice lines
Mr. Winn for help with the MPR
And all parents, grandparents, and guardians for all their help and support.
"Dig It!" was published by Hal Leonard, written by John Jacobson and Roger Emerson, orchestrated by Alan Billingsley