2018-04-15 / Community View

Mayfield first-grade students put on fantasy barnyard performance


Playing the role of the donkey was Conner McWilliams, who delivered his lines while Ryley Weihl looked on. Playing the role of the donkey was Conner McWilliams, who delivered his lines while Ryley Weihl looked on. LAPEER — First-graders in Debbie Daley’s class at Lapeer Community School’s Mayfield Elementary transformed their gymnasium into a fantasy barnyard this week as part of their Thursday performance of E-I-E-IOops!, an original musical written by John Jacobson and John Higgins.

Audiences were taken on a trip through Farmer MacDonald’s farm to visit a barnyard of singing animals, complete with costumes and dance numbers. “We’ve been working at this for like two-and-a-half months,” said Daley. The 28 performers, with musical assistance by a former student of Daley’s, fifth-grader Breana Fantin, provided two shows on Thursday for classmates and parents.

— Nicholas Pugliese



Nevaeh Davidson and Marshall Teasley provided laughs as the farm’s pigs. 
Photos by Nicholas Pugliese Nevaeh Davidson and Marshall Teasley provided laughs as the farm’s pigs. Photos by Nicholas Pugliese

In addition to their lines and the lyrics to several songs, the first-grade students also tackled choreography during the show. In addition to their lines and the lyrics to several songs, the first-grade students also tackled choreography during the show.

The cast of first-grade students featured a cow, sheep, pigs, donkeys and more, as well as a few farmers. The cast of first-grade students featured a cow, sheep, pigs, donkeys and more, as well as a few farmers.

Lyric Stanek and Makayla Kovach spun a yarn during the show as a pair of sheep on the farm. Lyric Stanek and Makayla Kovach spun a yarn during the show as a pair of sheep on the farm.

Noah Picard handled the duties of a rooster on old MacDonald’s farm. Noah Picard handled the duties of a rooster on old MacDonald’s farm.

A trio of chickens took the stage, portrayed by Brooklyn Devine, Ciana Sherman and Alaina Turek. A trio of chickens took the stage, portrayed by Brooklyn Devine, Ciana Sherman and Alaina Turek.

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