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Students in 2nd & 4th Grades Perform in Dessert Theatre

Students in 2nd and 4th grades performed in Lower School's Dessert Theatre on Friday, February 23, 2024, in the Louisa Performing Arts Center. Dessert Theatre, which began more than 50 years ago at CSS, allows students as early as Kindergarten the freedom to explore the world through characters while solving problems and growing their communication skills and confidence.

Sparkleville combined 2nd and 4th graders. While 2nd graders worked on lines and characters with Director Rachel Pratt, 4th graders learned and practiced songs with Band Director Brent Moorhead to accompany the script. In the futuristic town of Sparkleville, a looming waste management crisis threatens the very essence of community life. Trash piles line the streets, and the once vibrant town is now shrouded in concern and despair. Desperate to alleviate the crisis, the council devises a bold plan: they announce a competition. Whoever invents a viable solution to the trash problem will become the president of Sparkleville! Will the citizens of Sparkleville unite in the face of adversity, or will their town succumb to the garbage of its own making?

Fifth-grade students performed A Day in the Life of a Colonist, taking audiences on a captivating journey through the lives of early American colonists, as seen through the eyes of intrepid on-site reporters from I-Witness History News. Set in the tumultuous period of Colonial America, the play vividly portrays the contrasting experiences of settlers in the New England, Southern, and Middle colonies.