St. Patrick School presents ‘An Out-of-the-Box Christmas’
This year’s second, third and fourth grade Christmas program at St. Patrick School was another crowd-pleaser.
The students presented “An Out-of-the-Box Christmas” by Celeste and David Clydesdale, a musical about a school that receives a shipment of the wrong costumes for its Christmas program.
Instead of getting robes, angels’ wings and halos, Mrs. Strictland’s students pull cowboy, cheerleader and pirate outfits out of the boxes when they arrive.
Mrs. Strictland (played by Genia Roth) despairs, but the students come up with the idea of telling the Christmas story in a new way. In the end, all is well.
The cast of characters was comprised of fourth-graders, while the second and third grades served as the chorus.
Music teacher Cheryl Forester directed with musical, with assistance from parent volunteers Jim and Kim Burns, Charlie and Kiki Roth, Melissa Dress, Tim Heckmann, Joe Madigan, Robyn Borchart, Megan Brendal, Alicia Naughton and Heidi Young.
These scenes are from the dress rehearsal last Thursday afternoon. The musical played to a full house in the school gymnasium that evening.