Connetquot Honors ‘Granny Awards’


Second-graders at Connetquot recently gave several performances of the musical “The Granny Awards.” Directed by music teacher Emily King, the show gave the young actors a chance to demonstrate their talents in transforming into fairytale characters and bestow mock awards in categories such as Best Female Vocalist, Best Male Vocalist, Best Dramatic Scene, Best Choreography, Best Rap and Best Villain.

The production was enhanced by life-size character figures of Cinderella and Prince Charming, created by Liz Gibbons. 

“The involvement of administration, teaching staff, parents and students was essential to creating such successful performances,” said King. “Our second-graders were fantastic and I couldn’t be more proud.”

“The singing, dancing and acting was first rate,” said Principal Deborah Smith. “The students of Connetquot once again demonstrated that they have a bright and exciting future ahead in the performing arts. Bravo to Ms. King and the second-grade students.”