When considering the look of a stage for a good old rock and roll show, a great thought is an old fashion soda shop. For this musical production, we used the show called "Rock and Roll Forever- How it All Began" by John Jacobson and John Higgins. This program features the music of many old favorite artists, groups and music from the past. One of the songs from the show was "I Wanna Hold Your Hand". During this song, the kids rolled out this picture of The Beatles. When the bridge of the song began, the kids lifted the face of a Beatle, put their face through the poster and started to sing. Additionally, this poster made an outstanding "photo op" for the kids and family after the show. Although an overhead projector could be used to trace the bodies, it could also be drawn free hand as this artist had done. (Nice work Mr. M)
The counter for the soda shop was made of black bookshelves from the music room. They were perfect, as the back of the shelves faced the audience and the opening of the shelves held props that kids took out during the show. The students pretended to make ice cream sundae's and shakes behind the counter. It really gave it that 1950's feel!
Make sure to take a close look at the jukebox in the back corner of the stage. This jukebox was all made of cardboard by Lori Schuermann. Lori is a mom of one of the students and has a deep love for working with paper and cardboard. This was a hidden talent that wasn't discovered until she began working on bulletin boards around the campus and sets for the shows. She is truly amazing and has agreed to share her creations and ideas with us! Yeah! Keep looking for our new page called, Lori's Creations coming soon!