The Momilani Drama Program strives to include all children and challenge them to be their best onstage. With a focus on the ability to tell story and stage presence, the students learn to be confident, take risks and work as a team to put on performances that entertain and educate fellow students.
Title and Synopsis
The Rumpus in the Rainforest
Rumpus in the Rainforest gives students a musical tour of the various levels of the jungle and reinforces in fun fashion the importance of the rainforest. Frog desperately wants to get off the jungle floor and see the sky---but who will help him climb above the canopy? The Jaguar loves the jungle floor, the Sloth family keeps falling asleep, and the Howler Monkeys have gone nuts.
May 2, 2019
We Come From Everywhere
Kids on a cross-town train wish they were going on a worldwide adventure, but they soon discover that they can "travel the world" just by learning more about the roots of their fellow passengers! We Come From Everywhere celebrates the diverse origins of people in the United States, from Native Americans to immigrants from all over the globe. Students learn that we come from a variety of places and cultures, exploring some of the historical reasons that specific groups migrated to this country, while they develop an appreciation of the opportunities and challenges of immigration.
Mar. 11, 2019
A Sherlock Holmes Problem Solving Mystery
This is the story of how Sherlock Holmes became a detective! Well, actually it's the story of how he learned to solve problems, which allowed him to become a detective. Sherlock is terrified of numbers, but in the course of solving a Top Secret mystery, he learns six problem-solving strategies—guess and check, draw a picture, draw a chart, look for a pattern, work backwards, and act it out—plus the four steps to solve any problem. Your students will learn right along with Sherlock and after the show may even choose a career in private detection.
Apr. 8, 2019
To Be Determined
It's a secret!
May 22, 2019
Conflict Resolution in Oz
It’s one year later and all the famous characters have returned to Oz. They’ve been having trouble readjusting, and their quarrels have led to the throwing of more than one yellow brick. With the usual memorable tunes and silly humor, Munchkin Mediation introduces and reinforces strategies for controlling anger, using “I-statements,” active listening, sharing perspectives, and finding win-win solutions to conflict.
Nov. 15, 2018
Story Elements & Genres:
Beauty and the Beast Tell All
Now that the Beast is human and the enchantments are behind him, he and Beauty are ready to tell their dramatic story. But how are they supposed to do that, anyway? Should they write a book, an essay, a play? Should it be completely nonfictional or seasoned with some fiction?
Sept. 26, 2018
Learning to Learn:
The Rumpelstiltskin Method
Lexi Miller bragged at a party that she could spin straw into gold—and now the king wants her to prove it! She thinks she can call up Rumpelstiltskin and have him do it for her, but he's only willing to teach her how to do it herself. Can Lexi get over her bad attitude and learn how to learn?
Jan. 24, 2019
Meet the Team
Mrs. Shannon Winpenny
Part-time Teacher Drama Specialist
Shannon Winpenny is a writer, director, performer and teacher of performing arts. After studying at various acting schools in Chicago like The Second City, She moved back home and opened her own theater called Laughtrack Theater Company where she began a training center. Shannon has worked in children's theater as a director, stage manager and actor. She has toured the state performing at various schools to entertain and educate children.