Pirate photo by Nathan Harvell

The Kossuth Elementary Music Makers presented "Pirates - the Musical" written by John Jacobson and Roger Emerson on March 4 and 5 almost one full year after the originally planned presentation date. The auditioned group of third and fourth grade students were slated to perform two weeks after they returned from Spring Break in March of 2020, but were unable to perform due to Covid-19. 

Their director, Nancy Harvell, did not want those students to lose the opportunity to present a musical complete with set and costumes on which they had worked so hard, so the students (now fourth and fifth graders) joined together to polish their songs and speaking parts once more. The cast of 20 included Marlee Starling, Ava Wilkinson, Josey Wilhite, Oakli Rickman, Natalie Harvell, Paisley Henry, Destani Robinson, Brookhlynn Hodum, Maggie Guzman, Relynn Spencer, Samantha Cossitt, Schylur Forester, Keaton Davis, Livy Hinton, Lilly Morelock, Aniston Henry, Sawyer Price, Molly Bolton, Avery Rencher, and Finley Callahan.

High school students Nathan Harvell, Lainey Waldrep, Tatton Waldon, Aikley Harvell, and Ashton Harvell assisted with sound, lighting, props, and ushering. Kossuth Elementary is very proud of these students and their performance!