Although the pandemic derailed the MBS Middle School musical for the past two years, our performers are looking forward to a triumphant return to the Founders Hall stage this spring. On Wednesday, MBS music teacher Ben Krauss announced that this year’s show will be the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, Oklahoma!
The big, sprawling musical centers on the hearty pioneers of the Oklahoma territory as they struggle to create a brand new state. The show features familiar songs such as “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’,” “The Surrey with the Fringe on Top,” “People Will Say We’re in Love,” and of course, the title number.
The show will be staged by this spring’s Period 2 Middle School Musical Theatre class. The course gives students the opportunity to learn about the rich history of American musical theater while pursuing specialized performance training in acting, singing, and dancing. Producing an hour-long musical at the end of the semester will help the student cultivate these skills.
If any Middle School students are interested in changing their elective to join the Period 2 Middle School Musical Theatre class, they should contact Mrs. Rose Borowsky at email@example.com.