Okemos High School Theater, 2800 Jolly Road in Okemos
Tickets available online at www.okemosdrama.net or at the door
Okemos High School presents “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten”, a play based on the based on the books by Robert Fulghum, conceived and adapted by Ernest Zulia and music and lyrics by David Caldwell, on January 30, 31 & February 1 at 7:30pm and February 2 at 2:30pm. Tickets are available online at www.okemosdrama.net or at the door ($5 Students and Senior Citizens, $10 Adults).
Based on Robert Fulghum's best-selling books, Kindergarten takes a funny, insightful, heartwarming look at what is profound in everyday life. This tightly woven adaptation has earned standing ovations from Singapore to Prague— from L.A. to D.C. It's an evening of theatrical storytelling in revue format, with monologues, dialogues, and multiple voice narration, enhanced through the use of live piano underscoring, which provides fluidity, charm, and emotional texture, and seven optional original songs.
The delightful stories feature colorful characters such as: a shy little boy who insists on playing the "pig" in his class production of Cinderella and steals the show; a man whose dream of flying carries him high over Los Angeles … in a lawn chair buoyed by surplus weather balloons; a "mother of the bride" who's staged a perfect wedding—until the bowling ball of fate rolls down the aisle; and a modern-day Greek philosopher who finds the meaning of life in a piece of broken mirror from World War II. These stories celebrate our very existence, from the whimsy of childhood to the wisdom of old age.
The talented cast includes Okemos High School students Maya Aronoff, Kevin Corbett, Mikaela Gould, Eddie Mayes, Hannah Romain and DJ Shafer. The show is directed by Mr. Chad DeKatch with Technical Director Mr. Brian Ugorowski and Student Director Skyler Ray. Ben Diaz of Diaz School of Piano provides piano accompaniment and OHS Principal Christine Sermak is the show’s narrator.
Jodi Roberto Hancock
Okemos High School Drama Boosters