EAST MARLBOROUGH — The fifth grade at Upland Country Day School raised the curtain on the stage production of “Pirates: The Musical” this week for three shows at the school’s Barn Theater. The Upland stage was transformed into a virtual pirate ship flying under the Jolly Roger for the production. The musical featured each member of the fifth grade either on stage or tech crew.
“Pirates” is the story of a salty crew of pirates sailing the high seas when they discover a stowaway on board. The show features six original
songs and choreography the group rehearsed for several months. Original songs include: Pirates All Are We, Stowaway!, King of the High “C’s”, You Wanna Be a Pirate, Lost at Sea and Singin’ a Pirate Song.
According to Debbie Phillips, Upland’s theater arts director, each of Upland’s fifth graders has a part in the play. From Pirates to Hamlet,
Upland is host to numerous musicals and plays each year. Each grade from Pre-Kindergarten through 9th grade, rehearses and performs a dramatic production every year. Upland’s full participation program encourages all students to participate in visual and dramatic arts, competitive athletics and community service.
Upland Country Day School is an independent day school located at 420 West Street Road in Kennett Square. The school is hosting an Open House for the community on February 6. For more information, visit the school’s website or see them on Facebook.