Movies and More at Clinton Elementary School

By mark-slade March 27, 2011

Movies and More at Clinton School

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Singing and dancing take center stage as students and the PTA host their third annual ‘A Night at the Movies.’
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Students from the cast of Grease.
The hallways of Clinton school buzzed with excitment Saturday afternoon as parents, family, and friends filed in to see a performance of A Night at the Movies. The show was the third annual presentation by Clinton Student Theatre. Sponsored by Clinton School PTA, the students’ performances paid homage to a number of classic films.
Covering all genres, from horror to fantasy, kids in grades K-5 took to the stage to sing, dance, and wow the audience. Brian Janay and Hadriana Lowenkron, who helped the program’s transitions with humorous banter and introductions of each film, hosted the show. Lowenkron offered up a nod to award-show hosts by changing her dress each time she came out to speak.
Opening the show was a cute and cuddly performance by kindergartners who sang “Let’s Go to the Movies,” all while dressed in retro red dresses and black suits.  What followed was an acknowledgement of silent movies and a performance from The Wizard of Oz. In the clever skit, students talked about following the yellow brick road back to Maplewood. They also sang a rendition of “Over the Rainbow” from the original classic and moved into “Ease on Down the Road” from the remake titled The Wiz.
Other show standouts included a performance of “Time Warp” from The Rocky Horror Picture Show; a assemblage of Scary Movies (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Jaws, Young Frankenstein); and “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” with a medley of Pixar movie characters.
The audience especially enjoyed a tribute to the film Tron. Students, all dressed in black clothing adorned with orange and green glow-in-the-dark accents, performed an impressive dance routine filled with back flips and more. Another group of children executed a dance routine inspired by the film West Side Story. Wearing colorful costumes, the youngsters danced in pairs, bringing back pleasant memories of the time-honored film.
All in all, A Night at the Movies made for an afternoon to remember.