SPEF’s 5th Grade Musical
The Fifth Grade Musical is a South Pasadena tradition that brings together students from all three elementary schools. This fall, fifth-grade students will begin rehearsing the popular musical, Annie Jr., in preparation for performances at the South Pasadena High School Auditorium on Friday, February 9 at 7:30 pm, Saturday, February 10 at 4:00 pm and 7:30 pm, and Sunday, February 11th at 2:30 pm.
The 5th Grade Musical production is self-sustaining with all staff and expenses covered by ticket sales and student tuition for the program. It is made possible through the high-level of involvement from parent volunteers who handle everything from supervising rehearsals and designing posters to applying makeup and working backstage and props.
With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.