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Celebrate recess with CCA original musical
Thursday, May 02, 2013 11:00 AM
Students at the Canaan Community Academy will celebrate one of their favorite subjects Tuesday with a half-hour musical.
Kindergarteners through third-graders will perform "Recess the Musical," which was written by Charles Moman, music teacher at the academy.
The show will begin at 7 p.m. in the school gymnasium.
The show, Moman said, is exactly what you'd expect: Several songs highlighting the highs and lows of recess.
"It's about the great American pasttime that some people say is their favorite subject," Moman said.
Songs in the musical will cover different aspects of a possible recess period, such as a dog wandering onto the playground, a child skinning her knee or the sadness that overwhelms students when it's raining and they can't go outside.
Moman wrote the musical while he was a teacher at Seymour schools and said he took suggestions for the songs from his students at the time.
"They gave me a million ideas," Moman said. "I really wrote them from a child's viewpoint."
All students from kindergarten to third grade will be involved in the musical. Some will be singing, while others will provide narration to serve as a segue between songs.
Moman said the rehearsals are going very well and he expects the show to be a success.
Admission to the show is free.
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