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A totally talented cast of eight performs in Coral Shores High School's Schoolhouse Rock tonight at 7 p.m. at the comfortable Performing Arts Center in Islamorada, mile marker 90 oceanside. The talented students may make you recall yesteryear as they sing a dozen songs including "Just a Bill," "The Preamble" and "Elbow Room." How the original writer Scott Ferguson worked wordy phrases into songs such as “in order to form a more perfect union” is a marvel in itself. That the songs are educational about grammar rules and our nation’s founding principles is equally wonderful. Great harmonies and simple and effective props add to the enjoyment. (View my slide show to see more song names and stage highlights).
The musical is directed by student Chloe Butler, and the Musical Director is Tyler Ford. The show lasts less than an hour; thus there is no intermission. Suggested donation for entry is $5, and treats are offered before and after the show. Drama Club teacher-sponsors Deanna Engler and Robert Sax deserve kudos as well.
According to Butler, auditions were held in late November and the cast has been rehearsing ever since. Their efforts are evident as the choreography and musicality is terrific. The wearing of lavalier microphones ensures that every voice is heard. Go see the kids and cheer.