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Life in the Woods

What happens when students work together to increase kindness, acceptance and consciousness in their lives? Washington Irving fourth and fifth-graders explored these themes in an original musical revue called Life in the Woods.

The show was written and arranged by Nancy Seabold and produced and directed by Barbara Turk of the Family YMCA of Tarrytown.

Students sing, dance and act out scenes inspired by Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods and Disney’s Brother Bear. Students have been practicing for about five weeks after school. They presented the play on Dec. 6.

“Consciousness is very important,” said student Madeleine Choi. “by being conscious, you can be more kind.”

“It is a pleasure to work with the children. They are amazing,” said Turk.

Seabold agreed, “If participating even makes one person more aware of their own gifts, it is worthwhile.”

Thank you to the Foundation for the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns and the Kids Club of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow for supporting this event.