Lynbrook fifth-graders in the Marion Street School’s Drama Club got their audience saddled up for a rootin tootin’, gun slingin’, saloon singin’, gold rushin’ romp through the Wild West in their tongue-in-cheek musical presentation of Craig Hawes’ “Ye-Ha.”
This show about bandits trying to take over Splodge City had everything a modern audience could ask for in a western — saloon girls, barbershop quartets, cowboys, snake oil salesmen, Native Americans, hidden gold, a sheriff who prefers cooking to fighting and a masked man who turns out to be a young woman. It also had everything an audience could ask for in a musical comedy, with clear vocals, lively dance numbers and more puns than you could shake a six-shooter at.
Randee Kaskel-Busch directed and choreographed this wild, wild western with the assistance of Jillian Rah. Alyse Wolber designed the Splodge City sets. Tyler McGinness and Tara Schueler served as stage managers.
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