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Stadium Drive playwrights perform their Mystery of the Missing Monuments



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December 18, 2013 - By Dawn Priebe

Review Special Writer

The fifth grade class at Stadium Drive Elementary put on yet another outstanding performance last Wednesday with their production of the Mystery of the Missing Monuments.

The script was the brainchild of the students with the guidance of their Theatre teacher, Megan Firis. It is about five students who traveled the globe solving the mystery of several stolen monuments with the help of one narrating detective and several well-known sleuths.

Nancy Drew, played by Celeste Robinson and Scooby Doo (Nick Fisher) were just two of the sleuths who were hot on the trail of villains Carmen San Diego, played by Tara Koncelik and Vector (Natalie Maki) as they searched the globe for the missing Eiffel Tower and Great Wall of China.

The evening was filled with music, dancing and hysteria as the comedy unfolded. "The fifth graders worked very hard to put the entire show together", stated Mrs. Firis. "From the musicians, dancers, actors, set designers , the fifth grade teachers and Fine Arts Team (which consists of music teacher, Beth Simms, art teacher, Amanda Novak and dance teachers, Florie D'Annunzio and Firis), everyone had a hand in making this year's production a great success."

With the mystery solved, the fifth graders celebrated the evening with their families and standing room only crowd at an afterglow party held in the Stadium Drive cafeteria. "It was a great night for a mystery" said fifth grade parent, Blaine Priebe "I was really impressed with the performance."

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