Blancanieves y Los Siete Enanitos

For the end of year show at Danny and Kevin’s preschool, the students performed a darling play featuring “Blancanieves y Los Siete Enanitos” (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, in English).

The teachers started to plan this theatrical masterpiece about three months before the show.  Kevin was assigned the role of “squirrel” and Danny was given the part of Prince Charming. The kids spent a lot of time practicing.  Danny practiced with such passion, that he fell over while dancing one day at school and got a bloody nose.

About two months before the show, we started to work on costumes for the boys. Danny was a very regal prince and took his role seriously.

Kevin was not very interested in his squirrel costume so Danny tried to inspire Kev to enjoy the role of squirrel.

Once he realized that gloves were part of the costume, Kev was very excited. He didn’t really like the tail at first but once we put it on him so he couldn’t remove it, he didn’t mind it so much. And he kept the hat on too!

From the library at his school, Patrick checked out the Spanish book “Blancanieves y Los Siete Enanitos” and all three boys listened happily as we read them the book over and over. Every time Prince Charming appeared in the story, Danny excitedly pointed to him and said, “Look! That’s me!” Danny also pointed out the squirrel and said, “There’s Kevin!”

Finally the big day had arrived! The preschool teachers combined the event with an end of school year art show.

Danny and Kevin had many creative projects on display.

Before the show, Kevin had a minor meltdown and refused to wear his hat and gloves. He couldn’t take off his tail and cried while crouched face down on the floor. Danny posed proudly on the stage.

Patrick threw up everywhere near the door to the school. He said he felt better though and wanted to watch the show, so he stayed, but didn’t look so good.

The preschool director told everyone to take their seats.

The show began with animals in the forest singing and dancing with Snow White. Kevin was not happy when he came on the stage. He was crying, somehow had a piece of bread in his hand, and ran off the stage.

He recovered enough to rejoin Snow White and the dancing forest creatures.

Jealous of Snow White’s beauty, the wicked queen ordered a hunter to kill Snow White, her stepdaughter. The hunter instead left Snow White in the forest where she met the seven dwarfs, including one very sad blue dwarf. She helped take care of the dwarfs and sang them a sweet lullaby at bedtime.

After learning Snow White wasn’t dead, the wicked queen disguised herself as an old lady and gave Snow White a poison apple which made her sleep after she ate a bite. The dwarves were all very sad, until Prince Charming arrived.

Danny kneeled next to Snow White and kissed her forehead. Snow White woke up and everyone celebrated by dancing.

Danny relished his role and was so happy dancing! Kev did a good job dancing too.

All of the little actors received party favors of (non-poisoned) apples.

Here are the Prince and Snow White, the happy couple.

It was a great show!

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