This was the first play that I have had the honor to be associated with at our school. I was amaze by the dedication of our our kids and the staff members that came together to work on this. Blown away I tell you! I enjoyed the entire process even more than I thought I would. I was glad that I was able to lend my carpentry skills to the play because lord knows my acting skills are terrible! We spent several nights at school until midnight making these sets out to be the best they could be.
I am a bit sad that I wasn't able to get pictures from the actual performance, but I was busy living the life of a stage crew member. We ended up with 5-6 set changes and somehow.......despite my leadership....it all went perfectly! I am so proud of my fifth graders and our staff for the amazing production. My role......build the sets!
2 of the four 10' tall and 8' wide building facades.
The other two!
The overall set complete with town square (pseudo fountain in the middle)
From the top row!
My favorite prop......the hay wagon! Had a blast building this one. Complete with wooden wheels that I cut from a 2"X12" board. And I made the wheels uneven and wobbly on purpose.....at least I tell myself I did! LOL. A bit rough, but it worked perfectly. The night of the show it was filled with hay!
One of my favorite props from the play. Come on, it looks like an 11' birch tree right? With the leaves, it stood about 14 feet tall! All made from empty carpet roll tubes, a little paint and a hunting blind for leaves. I had very little to do with this one. Brilliant idea from our producers. How obnoxious to say we had "producers" for a fifth grade play! HA HA!
All of these sets were very simple to build. I seriously have given consideration to how these could be used in a classroom (on a smaller scale).
I hope all of you have a wonderful summer! It's winding down quickly.