"The Kindergarden Concert" Poetry Theater
 
A poem in eight voices
 
Adapted from the poem by Robert Pottle in I’m Allergic to f Pigs Could Fly…And Other Deep Thoughts, published by Meadowbrook Press

 

Adapted from the poem by Robert Pottle in I’m Allergic to School, published by Meadowbrook Press.

 

Summary: A kindergarten class puts on a concert.

 

Presentation Suggestions: Have the students read or perform the poem in front of the class. Have the students act out the different lines while they read them.

 

Props: A necktie would make a great prop. If this is not available, the poem can be performed without props.

 

Delivery: The lines of the poem need to be read with poetic rhythm. For more information on poetic rhythm and how to perform poetry in classroom, please read the Performing Poetry section under the Teacher’s Resources.

 

Characters:

Narrator

Peter

Katie

Keith

David

Wyatt

Michael

Music Teacher

 


 

The Kindergarten Concert

 

Narrator:

 

The kindergarten concert was an interesting show.

Peter walked onto the stage and yelled,

 

Peter:

 

“I have to go!”

 

Narrator:

 

Katie was embarrassed, but she had nowhere to hide.

She raised her dress to hide her face.

 

Katie:

 

(Pretends to lift up her dress)

 

Narrator:

Her mother almost died.

 

Keith removed his tie and said,

 

Keith (while removing tie):

 

“It’s ugly, Dad. I hate it!”

 

Narrator:

 

David picked his nose on stage.

 

David:

 

(Picks his nose)

 

Narrator:

 

What’s worse is that he ate it.

 

David:

 

(Pretends to put something in his mouth)

 

Narrator:

 

They sang their song, and Wyatt burped, and then he did a dance.

 

Wyatt:

 

(Pretends to burp, then does a little dance)

 

Narrator:

 

Michael fell while spinning ’round.

 

Michael:

 

(Spins around, then falls down)

 

Narrator:

 

Peter wet his pants.

 

Peter:

 

(Looks embarrassed)

 

Narrator:

 

The music teacher at the end said,

 

Music Teacher:

 

“There, I’m glad that’s done.”

 

Narrator:

 

The kindergarten bowed and said,

 

Kindergarteners (together):

 

“Let’s sing another one!”

 

 

© 2006 by Robert Pottle. Adapted from the poem in I'm Allergic to School, published by Meadowbrook Press. This classroom theater play version of “The Kindergarten Concert” is © 2008 by Meadowbrook Press.

Permission is given for individual school classes to perform this play and to make as many copies of the play as are needed for the students’ use. All other reproduction and performance is prohibited under penalty of law. For use of this play outside individual classes, please contact info@meadowbrookpress.com for permission.

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“I’m Allergic to School”

 




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