Orangevale Seventh-day Adventist School

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"Bremen Town Musicians" Drama
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"Bremen Town Musicians" Drama
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7th & 8th Graders
 Deliver a Grand Performance of
The Bremen Town Musicians

Hardworking, conscientious, encouraging, and supportive are all words that define the attitudes of our 7th & 8th graders as they worked together to perform a rendition of the German folktale, The Bremen Town Musicians. Hours and hours of memorizing lines, rehearsing, and then performing together gave these students a new appreciation for each other. Students who may not have interacted together before were now cheering each other on. Nearly all of the students were involved in one or another aspect of the play.
         



Our play opens with the cast of the
Bremen Town Musicians scrambling to get ready for their opening night that is just a week away. Squire, the narrator, engages the audience as she explains the goings-on. Flinch tirelessly tries to get into the show while Dizzy, the director, works to keep things going.


The story of the Bremen Town Musicians is a classic German folktale that goes like this:

   A donkey, a dog, a cat, and a rooster, all past their prime years in life and usefulness on their respective farms, set out to find a place to live in peace and freedom. They decide to go to the town of Bremen in northwestern Germany to become musicians.

 

On their way there they see a lighted cottage. They look inside to find robbers enjoying their ill-gotten gains. Deciding to scare them away, they stand on each other's backs and make noises outside the window. Not knowing what the strange sounds are, the robbers run for their lives. The animals go on into the house, eat a good meal, and settle in for the evening.
Later that night, the robbers return and send one of their members in to investigate. Mayhem breaks out … However, in the end the four woebegone animals find friendship, foil the gang of robbers, and live happily ever after.

     

Thank you to all who were involved with this great evening of entertainment.
I believe Jesus was laughing right along with us. —