Luckily, I was able to keep a smile on my face the entire time because the group of students I was working with truly are fantastic and hilarious. I have to hand it to the kids; they pulled it together when they needed to. They definitely were the talk of the campus as they impressed everyone with their fun performance. The audience was laughing for a good part of the show (and they were supposed to be laughing!)
Highlights included : Jason and the Argonauts fighting off Zombie, Rhea and Cronus going to couples counseling, Athena, Hera and Aphrodite competing for the title of Miss Olympus Goddess and the crowd favourite, Hades with a Sri Lankan accent. Below are some pics of the performance and I might have a short video for you later if I can ever figure out how to format it properly.
Our narrators were fantastic as they wove together all the Greek tales seamlessly.
Prometheus Creates Man Cause He’s Lonely and Desparate
In skit, Rhea and Cronus go to therapy because Cronus keeps eating her babies.
Hercules, super strong man, Orpheus, master of music, Altalanta, extremely fast chick, and Jason, he’s just a guy. This super hero team seduces island women and fights off a Zombie army to retrieve the Golden Fleece.
Of course, no middle school play is complete without zombies!
Too bad the sun was so hot that day and his father made his wings out of wax – AIYO!
When approached by the King, Daedalous is happy to build a labyrinth to trap the minotaur in. Unfortunately, he builds the labyrinth around himself and by the time he finds his way out (two years later) his wife Sue has left him for Bob.
Sri Lankan Hades signs Orpheus on a record deal with Led Zeppelin because he’s just that hot!
“There she is Miss Olympus Goddess, walking down the runway in her goddessnessness . . . “
This might not be exactly how you remember learning about the Trojan War in history class but I’m pretty sure our version was accurate.
In this epic battle, Achilles kills Hector. The Trojans want revenge if only they could figure out his Achilles heel.
The curtain call was done Gangham Style!
70 students were involved in some capacity in the show.