DDSD summer school monsters musical was ‘scary’ good fun
Vampires Arianna Mendiola (from left), Mackenzie Janisch and Ashlyn Bradley perform a musical lnumber in the Delavan-Darien School District's summer school performance of "We Are Monsters." Photo submitted.
The summer school drama class taught by Delavan-Darien School District elementary music teacher Janet Palmer presented a public showing of the musical “We Are Monsters,” an original work from Beat By Beat Press that follows human kids into a monster cabaret filled with quirky monster characters.
In the story, the adventurous humans uncover vegetarian vampires and rock n’ roll werewolves, gradually realizing there may be more to these monsters than meets the eye!
Most importantly, these monsters and kids discover the importance of friendship and celebrating the attributes that make each of us different and unique.
The performances were held in early August, at the end of the summer school session.
Palmer had 22 elementary and middle school students in the class. All are incoming fifth or sixth graders. Most are Delavan-Darien students, but some attend other area schools during the school year. Each year, the Delavan-Darien School District opens its doors to all students in the district — whether they attend Delavan-Darien schools or not — for its free summer school program.
For more photos, search “We are Monsters” on the district’s news blog, ddschools.wordpress.com.