Australia Down Under at Connetquot

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On May 22, students and parents at Connetquot Elementary School were treated to a bold performance of the musical “Australia Down Under.”

Directed by teacher Eileen Egbert, the show was a tuneful travelogue through the history, culture and geography of Australia, featuring such traditional favorites as “Waltzing Matilda” and “Kookaburra.”

The young student performers from Kathleen Rayola’s class dressed for the occasion in traditional Australian garb as well as costumes of indigenous animals like crocodiles and birds, helping to illustrate the stories told in the songs. The group even tried their hand at playing the didgeridoo, an authentic Aboriginal Australian instrument.