We're not in Kansas — — but MAE WEST was somehow lassoed in when the local second graders and third graders presented their tuneful frolics “Lights! Camera! Action!” on Tuesday 3 March 2009 in Pratt, Kansas.
• • This schoolhouse salute to the movies was presented at Liberty Middle School auditorium [300 S Luka Street, Pratt, KS 67124].
• • Yesterday their ambitious show featured special appearances including Mae West along with Sean Connery, John Wayne, John Travolta, Clark Gable, SpongeBob, Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis, Esther Williams, Tom Hanks, Gene Wilder, Indiana Jones, Hannah Montana, Raven Symone, and Harry Potter.
• • The young pupils sang and danced to a cinema soundtrack, performing choreographed numbers from "SpongeBob SquarePants," "Finding Nemo," "The Polar Express," "Shreck," and "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory."
• • The audience applauded these intrepid second graders and third graders — — and, frankly, we haven't seen a stagebill this compelling since the night they raided Minsky's. Bravo to those well-rehearsed and talented pupils of Pratt, Kansas!
• • Come up and see Mae every day online: http://MaeWest.blogspot.com/
• • Photo: • • Mae West • • none • •