Waukee Middle School 6th Graders to Bring ‘Under the Big Top’ to Theatre Arts Center
Waukee Middle School students will bring the color and flair of the circus to the Prairieview Theatre Arts Center on Thursday, December 15, at 7:00 p.m. for the 6th grade play titled ‘Under the Big Top’.
Students worked long and hard during November to perfect their performance. The play provides multiple opportunities for students to demonstrate their creative abilities by acting out scenes they wrote themselves during the first half of the play. The second part of the play will include folktales laced with a circus twist.
“Students brainstormed ideas of things that could happen at a circus and then they worked together to write the first part of the performance,” said drama teacher and play director Sarah Schaefer. “We had costume crew members who have designed and made the monkey tails and the ears for the goats. Students also designed the makeup for the animals and other characters.”
Student actors have been and will continue to rehearse 2-3 nights per week up until the final performance date. Crew members – which include students in charge of sound and light operations as well as stage managers – meet once per week, but will increase their number of meeting times as the performance date draws closer.
“This is a great show for small children and families, as there is a lot of activity,” Schaefer said.
Ringmaster Carson Parker
Dog Payton Strobel
Cat Macy Davis
Donkey Haley Bryan
Baby Goat Mikayla Gabrielson
Sister Goat Amanda Marchese
Big Goat Laden McDonald
Troll Kylee Lapham
Fisherman Caleb Allison
Ethel Rhea Brahmarouthu
Magic Fish Liz King