This year the Middle School Class chose the theme of “Fairy Tales With a Twist” for their annual play. The students write the scripts, compose the music, make their own sets and props and stage the entire production. The class was divided into four groups, each responsible for one of the four short plays. Anna played Hansel in (you guessed it) “Hansel and Gretel”. I think she had one of the bigger acting challenges in the production, being a girl in a boy’s role. The “twist” in “Hansel and Gretel” came with answering the question, “What if Hansel and Gretel were naughty children instead of nice?”

The town crier announced each play:

In “The Ugly Duckling” the twist involved all but one of the Mama’s chicks starting out ugly.

The third production of the evening, “The Gingerbread Man” had the townspeople tricking both the fox and the Gingerbread Man.

In the final segment of the night, “Cinderella” posed the question, “What if the shoe fit more than one girl?”

“Cinderella” also included the most anticipated scene of the show–where the prince finally does get the right girl and kisses her! (Remember these are 7th and 8th graders).

Their teacher, Beth, was thrilled and proud of her kids.