Lower School performers delighted audiences with their rendition of Disney's Aladdin KIDS. The troupe, comprised of children in grades 1-4, has been working on the production throughout the fall as part of the afterschool club "Lower School Musical – Aladdin." Middle School music teacher Amy Southerland and Upper School performing arts teacher David Southerland head the club. Amy directed and choreographed the show and David provided musical direction and ran the lights during the performances. Reflecting on this year's performance, Amy said "Aladdin KIDS has been a tremendous experience! For the students involved, the educational value of learning 'to put on a show' prepares them for all sorts of other experiences in their lives and gives them an introduction to real teamwork and collaboration." In the spirit of true team effort, Lower School Administrative Assistant Nancy Stober and Kindergarten reading Specialist Linda Nisky assisted with the logistics of the production, parent volunteers helped with costumes and scenery, and Upper School student Kaitlyn Sleyster '17 ran the sound for the show.
The Lower School Musical Club staged three separate performances of Aladdin KIDS: two on Monday evening for parents and guests and one on Tuesday morning for Lower School students. Each of the three performances was staged in the Theater and commanded a full house.
Disney's Aladdin KIDS runs roughly 30 minutes and includes versions of many of the songs popularized by the original 1992 Disney film Aladdin.
Gill St. Bernard’s is a private, coeducational day school for students age three through grade 12, located in suburban New Jersey. Each of the three school divisions provides a rigorous, meaningful and age-appropriate curriculum, and all students benefit from the environmental learning opportunities that exist on our 208-acre campus.