|The stage for “Aloha Christmas” minutes before the 1:30 performance
On Thursday, December 20, 2012, the grade 4-8 students of IHMS entertained an appreciative audience with their performance of a musical play entitled ???Aloha Christmas???. This concert, like the K-3 concert from the previous day, was performed twice that day:
For many years now, the 1:30 p.m. matinee performance has always been the first dress rehearsal for the students. Students spend a lot time rehearsing of course, but always out of costume. The afternoon performance is also the first time the students perform in front of a live audience.
Parents and relatives unable to attend the evening show were glad to have the opportunity to attend the matin??e performance, which was identical to the evening show but much less crowded.
Both concerts took place in the school gymnasium, which had been set up with a large stage, bleachers, and professional lighting and sound equipment. In addition, the evening concert was professionally recorded and will be available for purchase on DVD through the school office at a later date.
|???Aloha Christmas??? was the story about a family of four (Mom, Dad and their two kids) on vacation in Hawaii during Christmas. When they get to Grandma’s Hawaiian home, they soon realize that it’s going to be a very different kind of Christmas this year. Unlike before, Grandma is going to the beach, scuba diving, swimming, and skipping! Grandma, or Tutu, as she prefers to be called, has discovered that she has much to offer in life and teaches her family why Christmas is truly special.
Cast of Characters
|The main cast members for “Aloha Christmas”
|???Aloha Christmas??? was a tremendous success and seemed to be enjoyed by everyone in attendance. The story was very entertaining, and had a great message about the true meaning of Christmas. The beautiful props and costumes added to the appeal of the play, and the lively songs put everyone in the Christmas spirit!
The concert would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of the teachers and staff of IHMS. Every staff member contributed to the success of either this concert, or the K-3 concert from the previous evening. In addition, props, sound, and stage lighting were managed by junior-high students under the supervision of an IHMS teacher.
Finally, a special note of thanks to Mrs. Stanowych (who coordinated and directed the entire concert) and Mrs. Walkow who sacrificed many hours practising with the students and perfecting the script. It was because of their commitment that the concert was such a great success!
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|Professionally filmed DVD???s of ???Aloha Christmas??? will be available for purchase through the school office.