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Fifth Grade Musical

Welcome to the Fifth Grade Musical webpage! All information concerning the musical will be posted here including all necessary documents as new information becomes available.

On March 4, 5 and 6, the 5th Grade Class at Slingerlands will be presenting “Our School.” For the first time, this production will feature songs from both Broadway and Classic Pop genres. “Our School” is written in the style of “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder. Stage managers propel the story over a 50-year period, beginning with the very first Slingerlands Musical in 1970. Based on the history of both our school and our musical program, “Our School” features actors who portray former and current staff and principals, with an occasional “cameo” appearance.

Please note: It is important that your student arrives to school by 12 p.m. if he/she plans to attend an after school or evening event. This is a district policy that applies to the musical rehearsals and performances as well. Thank you for your attention to this.


Rehearsal Schedule

  • Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019 – Location: Mr. Betor’s Classroom 10
    • Recess – Musical announced
  • Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 – Location: Cafeteria
    • 7 p.m. – Parent meeting
  • Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 23 – Location: Bulletin Board in 5th Grade Wing
    • Between Oct. 23 and Nov. 1 – Audition sign-ups
  • Monday, Nov. 4 or Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 – Location: Mr. Betor’s Classroom 10
    • 4-7 p.m. – Auditions
  • Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 – Location: Classroom Teacher
    • 9:20 a.m. – All forms are due
  • Monday, Nov. 25, 2019 – Location: Bulletin Board in 5th Grade Wing
    • 9:20 a.m. – Cast list posted
  • Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019 – Location: Music Room
    • 3:20-5 p.m. – Full Cast and crew script review
  • Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019 (Rehearsals with scripts) – Location: Mr. Betor’s Classroom 10
    • A: 7:45-9:10 a.m.
    • B: 3:20-5 p.m.
    • C: 5:30-7 p.m.
  • Every Tuesday beginning Jan. 7, 2020 (Rehearsals without scripts) – Location: Stage
    • A: 7:45 – 9:10 a.m.
    • B: 3:20 – 5 p.m.
    • C: 5:30 – 7 p.m.
    • Lines MUST be memorized by January 7
  • Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 – Location: Stage
    • 2-8 p.m. – Full Cast & Crew Dress Rehearsal
  • Monday, March 2, 2020 – Location: Stage
    • 3:20-5 p.m. – Full Cast & Crew
  • Tuesday, March 3, 2020 – Location: Stage
    • 3:20-5 p.m. Full Cast & Crew
  • Wednesday, March 4, 2020 – Location: Stage
    • 2 p.m. – School Performance
  • Thursday and Friday, March 5-6, 2020 – Designated Rooms
    • 7 p.m. – Arrival times by Act, TBA

2018: “Wish Upon a Star” VIEW PHOTOS

2017: “Maria’s River” VIEW PHOTOS

2016: “The Tale of the Traveling Spectacles” VIEW PHOTOS

2015: “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” VIEW PHOTOS

2014: “The Knight the Castle Rocked!” VIEW PHOTOS