Day 1: They got homework to memorize 2 songs, Wicked's No Good Deed, and Michael Jackson's Bad.
Day 2: They got homework to memorize 1 song, Hercules Zero to Hero.
Day 3: They had to write a story they wanted to act out.
Day 4: Practice!
Day 5: Perform!
The old director and teachers had the kids just act out, and dance to things to songs they played out loud.
Their "light sabers" they used during the show:
Isaak wrote a 2 page paper that he wanted acted out, but it had to be edited way down.
Any time they gave Mica dance moves to do, he got thrown when they had him change the moves.
Mica also likes to sing, but isn't super gifted in that area. He loves to act. He can memorize lines fairly easily. That's a hard one because a lot of children's theater they want kids to be able to sing really well.
Isaak really a pretty good singer, but has trouble memorizing lines. The opposite of Mica for sure.
Was it perfect? No! Did they learn a lot? Yes!
They came home singing, and singing. In fact they are still singing. I got the question, "What song, or act did you like the best Mom?" about 5 times from each kid. They told me about upstage and downstage.
A little off key at times, but here's Zero to Hero.
The one that had me rolling is when Isaak was in the shower. He was singing and singing the Wicked song, No Good Deed. He was singing pretty good. I tried to sneak up to record his singing. He used improvisation to continue the song, and went back to it.
All the singing and dancing must have worn little Isaak out. I told him to go read, and he was out like a light. I had to wake him up 2 hours later. He still was tired after I woke him. We all need a nap from time to time.