Fourth graders presented “My Uncle, The Pirate” to much
applause and laughter this past week.
Parents, friends, and staff clapped loudly as the children acted, sang,
and moved around the stage with the ease and confidence of professionals. There were three performances for family and
friends and other performances for the children in school. Because there were
three different casts, each comprised of two different fourth grade classes, every
fourth grade child participated.
The plot involved the surprise discovery by a family that it
had a relative who is a pirate. The pirate and his band of followers descends on
the family. When the family decides the
pirates should go to school, the fun begins. With fancy eye patches and a
swash-buckling air, the pirates sang a medley of songs, at times, accompanied
by other children in the cast. Interspersed throughout the performance, were
children carrying signs across the stage with various messages, such as one
that said, “Relax, they’re nice” referring to the pirates.
It was a great show and the children performed superbly.
Congratulations to them and to our music teacher, Mr. Paul Sulyok, who wrote
and directed the show.