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No one could take life too seriously Thursday night as knock knock knee-slappers, silly songs and whacky words kept audience members rolling in the aisles at the “Lighten Up” music program.

Holyoke first- and third-graders as well as director Marcia Dalton took the stage April 19, and everyone was all smiles.

They kicked off the concert with songs “Lighten Up” and the first grade’s “Funny Face,” featuring, of course, funny faces!

The Crocodile Guy Skit was introduced with a clever theme using boomwhackers. The instruments also accompanied “Whacky Song” and “Whacky Cha Cha.”

Special guest celebrities Phlegis (Austin Killin) and Asparagus Spears (Jordan Zeiler) graced the stage for “Who Wants to be a Really Rich Person” skit.

The variety show continued with knock knock jokes and the hilarious “Saddle Sore” song with a first-grade group.

Tantalizing tongue twisters had everyone a little tongue tied in “That’s Easy for You to Say.” A unique twist on yodeling brought out more giggles by a third-grade group in “Yodelady.”

“Words of Wisdom” and “This Show is Over” kept the laughs coming.

The spring program wouldn’t be quite complete without some audience participation. First- and third-graders each grabbed a partner and everyone was up on their feet for the traditional “Mack Chicken Dance Medley.”



Smooth Michael Jackson dance moves impress and
wow the audience as third-grader Christian Inerarity
dances to “Smooth Criminal.” He was one of the
students who prepared a special number for the
opening of the program last Thursday. 
—Enterprise photo



First-grader Tamara Penzing (pictured at right)
steps up to the mic for a solo during Thursday’s
first- and third-grade music program, “Lighten Up.”
—Enterprise photo




The “Funny Face” song of course means it’s time to
make a funny face, as demonstrated by first-graders
Max Dirks (top) and Gehrig Thompson (bottom).  
—Enterprise photo



Third-graders Taylor Trumper, Jillian Warren, Chloie Metzger and Ashley Rahe concentrate on their yodeling during “Yodelady.”           —Enterprise photo


Holyoke Enterprise April 26, 2012