CCMES students to perform in ‘The Hop’ |

CCMES students to perform in ‘The Hop’

Staff reports

The C.C. Meneley Elementary School annual Drama Club production will be “The Hop,” an original play written by teachers at the school.

It will be offered to the public April 14. A school-wide performance will be from 1:30 to 3 p.m., and the evening’s public performance is scheduled for 6:30 to 8 p.m.

More than 100 students in grades 1 to 6 are in the show.

Director is teacher Sherrie Jackson, and musical director is music teacher Per Rasmussen. Teacher Caroyn Cook is in charge of costumes and choreography.

Every year, the show gets better, said Jackson, who added that Harrah’s Tahoe will provide sound and lighting again this year. The Douglas High School video class will tape performances for broadcasting on Channel 26, pubic access TV.

Community artist James Koenig is supervising the set and props.

Students are gaining experience in backstage work, art work, musical compositions and arrangements as well as singing, dancing and acting on a stage in front of a live audience, Jackson said.

The theme is this year is ’50s and ’60s music.

“The scenery, costumes, musical numbers and the play itself takes you away to those moonlit nights long ago,” she said.

“If you’ve never seen one of Meneley’s productions, you don’t know what you are missing,” Jackson said.

Admission is free. For more information, call the school at 265-3154.

Drama rehearsal: Students in the 4th through 6th grades rehearse “The Hop” at CCMES.

CCMES photo