The play combined favorite fairy tales with lessons on building good character.
“We purchased this play from a company in Camarillo,” Wescott said. “We have a selection of these musical performances we have purchased from them. We did this one about four years ago. We try to do a different one each year.”
Wescott believes the youngsters take what they've learned from the plays and apply it to the classroom curriculum.
“In the past, we did a play about the Western movement and they will come back the next year when it's part of the social studies curriculum and they say they remember when the same things were mentioned in the play,” she said.
The chorus of the song that runs through the production hits a poignant note:
“Character matters, you must care how you act. Character matters, as a matter of fact. Character matters, 'cause you are what you choose. Character matters, it's one thing you can't lose.”
In one skit, “Magic Mirrors,” three students — Robert McGraham, Kate Outwater and Troy Outwater — wear cardboard squares covered in a reflective material, in a take on the story of “Snow White.”
The final line says, “Honesty is the fairest of all.”
In another scene, Richard Solano plays Jack, and Brandin Gustafson is the giant from “Jack and the Bean Stalk.”
“I learned that you don't judge someone by how they look, but by asking them questions and finding out something about them,” Richard Solano said.
The final line is, “Differences can be scary, but it's cool.”
Parent Fran Martin said she was impressed with the acting. Her favorite scene was the one about Humpty Dumpty and his friends, she said.