The kids rushed to the school window to see the posted cast list. The energy was electric as the kids jumped and screamed with joy as they discovered what part they got. “YESSSS!!!” and “WOOO HOOOO!” were the top two words yelled into the air. Some kids just smiled as they saw their name on the list. Others were crazy loud. I couldn’t wait to get there and see what Marissa got. I peeked. I kept it to myself so that she could find out for herself. I saw Marissa in the distance, walking towards me, with her face looking curious. She looked at me. “Go and look for your name,” I said with a smile. She squeezed her way through the crowd of excited kids and looked for her name. Then, she turned around with a smile on her face and said, “I got a solo!” She was so happy. She has sang solo in the past 3 talent shows, but this is different. Her first time on stage in the school musical as a 4th grader, and she landed her first solo! She’ll be singing in “South Pacific.” We couldn’t be more proud of her.
It’s going to be an amazing production. So much awesome talent at our school. And we have the most amazing director. We are the luckiest school in Irvine to have her. You don’t get this caliber of theater at any other elementary school. Such a huge opportunity for the kids to be exposed to this at an early age. I’ll post more updates in the weeks to come. Break a leg, kids!