At the pinnacle of Hannah’s preschool journey, we have the school concert. Unlike any regular preschool concert, her school prides itself in producing spectacular performances which is one-of-a-kind, in a edu-theater style and is a whole play in itself. From the writing of the script, to choreography and to the beautiful costumes, I am always left in awe when I watch her preschool concerts.
This year was even more special than last year’s, because it was her final year in preschool, and Hannah had been eagerly waiting for the concert day.
Now, unlike the past years where the concert was produced in either tri-lingual or bi-lingual, this year the kids put up 2 separate stories which were loved by all: The Pied Piper of Hamelin (in Chinese) & Treasure Island (in English). I found the story line more enjoyable when the concert is done in a single language for separate stories, like this year.
From the beginning of the school year, Hannah had been eagerly awaiting the concert. From the inception of the play to the casting of the parts, to the selection of costumes, and rehearsing, she had been excitedly updating me in bits and pieces…so as not to reveal the entire story altogether.
For a bunch of 6-year-olds, performing this school play was no mean feat, given that there were many costume changes involved and everything had to be done in super-quick time.
Here are a few random shots from her concert performance. Hannah played several parts in the concert:
- One of the mice in the Pied Piper of Hamelin
- One of the citizens in the village of Hamelin
- Tattoo Charlie in Treasure Island
- Queen Benjamina Gunn in Treasure Island (The original story casted this as Benjamin Gunn, the marooned crewman on a remote island, but in Hannah’s concert, the script was rewritten to replace Ben Gunn with Queen Benjamina Gunn)
We have every reason possible to be beaming with pride for our little girl. She performed every single role with such passion and commitment, and she was full of confidence on stage. I could hardly believe she was just a wee little baby not too long ago.
She told me later that she enjoyed performing so much, she wished there would be another concert soon!
Well done, my little snowflake!
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