New School Montessori kindergartners were excited to attend the Children’s Theater Production of Casper the Friendly Musical at Taft Theater. The field trip started with an early picnic lunch in the classroom, included a bus ride, and then a charming play that was set in a very old mansion. As a school housed in Cincinnati’s historic Mitchell Mansion, we couldn’t resist the idea of a treasure hunt in a mansion. Students saw firsthand how creators married story, song, dance, visual arts and drama to enhance the storytelling. The kindergartners will employ these same elements when they create their own musical this spring.
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