Saturday, May 16, 2009

California, Here We Come!

Thursday evening (May 14, 2009), the fourth graders of Anthony's school put on a musical/play about the history of California, "California, Here We Come!" From it's discovery by the first European (the Portuguese João Rodrigues Cabrilho in 1542), to the Mexican-American War (1846-1848) which secured American control over California, to being admitted to the United States in 1850, the play included the California Gold Rush, Hollywood, and all things leading up to the present day that made California the great state it is today (and the eighth largest economy in the world). The students put on an excellent performance filled with energy that had the audience tapping their toes in time to the music and laughing at the jokes that were slipped in. They even sang the hit song "California, Here We Come" by Phantom Planet! And they did all this in half an hour! Of all the plays I've watched Anthony perform in, this was my favorite!

Below are a few pictures from the play; clicking on any one of them will take you to the gallery page where you can view more.

Part of the cast of "California Here We Come!

A young Juan Cabrillo

Anthony explaining the importance of water to California

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