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“The students were disappointed that they didn’t get to perform for an audience,” stated Provost Elementary Musical Director Kirsti Kirkland. “So, I looked for a way to make it special.”

Not knowing school dismissal was ahead, Kirkland had managed to record a tech rehearsal. “The kids in this cast worked really hard. For most of them, it’s their first time being in a musical. I wanted to showcase that,” stated Kirkland.

Kirkland uploaded the tech rehearsal online and shared the performance with students and parents to watch. But there was more. A special gift awaited Kirkland and her students.

“I reached out to one of the writers of the show, Denver Casado, and sent him our video. I didn’t expect him to respond, since it’s a big children’s theatre company, but he did! He watched the show and sent me a video for our cast to watch. It was a special moment for all of us.”

Casado, impressed by the student talent said, “I’m blown away by how amazing it was…I can’t believe that this was a tech rehearsal that I was watching because you guys were so polished.”

Watch message from Bots! writer Denver Casado here.

“I’m so proud of our fourth, fifth and sixth grade students who put on this production,” said Kirkland. “These kids were such a joy to work with.”

Watch the full performance using the video above. For more photos of the performance, visit our Instagram page. 

Shauna Sprunger
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