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Beauty and The Beast Jr.

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“For a job well done, there’ll always be a proud teacher,

a proud parents and surely,

a proud God.”

BBS Primary PIK Beauty and The Beast Jr. Casts

BBS Primary PIK Beauty and The Beast Jr. Casts

The school I’m teaching in staged a musical play of Beauty and The Beast Jr. I did not involve myself greatly in this but the chance to take care of some little things brought a lot of fun and meaning.

Indeed, the kids inspired me a lot. Their hard works surpassed my expectation of ย what primary kids can do. One afternoon, I whispered to myself, they must have like doing that, otherwise, they would feel extremely tired and exhausted, like what I was feeling at that time. So, learning from them, I started to like my tiny part in the musical production. And to my surprise, I like it a lot.

Watching the casts singing and acting out the lovely musical marveled me so much. And backstage is where the true “love” story really happened. In the first show of the play, a boy came to me. He asked in rush, “Ms. is there any tissue?” pointing to the dressing room. While puzzled, I replied, “No, there’s no tissue there, but you can find it in the make-up room”. I watched him going and coming back from the make up room, he was after all one of the casts whom I was in charge in. Then, I saw the magic. He gave the tissue to another cast, a girl. Apparently she was so nervous that she cried, exactly 10 minutes before the play staged. And seeing that girl crying, this young gentle boy, gave the tissue to her. Awww….isn’t that sweet?

There’s something sweet

and almost kind

but he was mean and he was coarse and unrefined

and now he’s dear

and so I’m sure

I wonder why I didn’t see it there before

… I hope they keep on being sweet for the rest of their lives…

Last but not least is another lesson learnt from a boy. He was also one of the casts that I was in charge in. He shocked me with his manner. I know he is very polite, if not super polite. ๐Ÿ˜‰ He is always in his best behavior that made me want to meet his parents. But being in the backstage with him, I felt very pleased if not honored. It’s only by this little thing that he keeps on doing, saying thank you. I know some might say, that manner comes out of a trained “dog”. You trained him, and he’ll be keep on doing it for the rest of his life. But with him, I felt his sincerity. He really listens. He really does. Whenever I said, “Relax, no need to rush”. And he did. He relaxed and was not ย rushing. Even when he didn’t see me watching him, he keeps his behavior at his best. Every time I put on his gloves, his tie, his mask; for each of the action I did for him, he gently whispered “Thanks Miss”. I felt very appreciated. Even though I know that he can manage him self very well. And what I really did for him was just a minor help. I learnt that, Thanks is really a magic word. Especially if you really say it magically.

Thanks kids for showing me how to show love to the one we really care about.

Thanks kids for showing me how to do magic with a small thing.

Thanks kids for showing me how to make a job well done.

Tale as old as time

True as it can be

Barely even friends

Then somebody bends


Just a little change

Small, to say the least

Both a little scared

Neither one prepared

Beauty and the Beast…

Ever just the same

Ever a surprise

Ever as before

Ever just as sure

As the Sun will rise….

Tale as old as time

Tune as old as song

Bittersweet and strange

FInding you can change

Learning you were wrong….

Certain as the Sun

Rising in the east

Tale as old as time

Song as old as rhyme

Beauty and the Beast

Dedicated for all casts of BBS PIK Primary Beauty and The Beast Jr.

I am your fan!!! ๐Ÿ™‚


Photo courtesy of Ms. Tin Delgado Larida

Written by Vallaura

April 18, 2011 at 1:03 PM

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  1. i think backstage is where you see the real people behind the actors onstage.

    earlier today, i asked some students how they felt while performing and two boys told me the same exact story about one girl who cried before the first show because she was so nervous. these two boys did what they could to cheer her up, even slapping themselves and making themselves look silly until the girl managed a smile.

    ahhh…what a heartwarming story. this shows that our tiny contribution as a team member added up with each tiny contribution of the other members in the team would spell out success!

    this is one musical that would stay in my memory for a long time (even the songs would…i’ll be human again…).



    April 18, 2011 at 9:07 PM

    • yes. More than just a team work, a work of a team ๐Ÿ˜‰ thanks for reading!



      April 19, 2011 at 8:37 AM

  2. children is what magic seen for real.. i see it happens when i pause, take time to listen, watch… always surprising!!

    love ur writing ๐Ÿ™‚



    April 18, 2011 at 9:41 PM

    • we are living in a magical land with magical creatures. We only need the right view to see their magic ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for reading!



      April 19, 2011 at 8:40 AM

  3. I am urgently looking for the Belle costume and someone that can act like her to meet a cancerous little girl this Sunday to hope that she is still able to see her dream princess when she is still around. Her information can be found here @ Please contact myself at 81688356 shall anyone has anyway to contact the princess.



    June 20, 2012 at 2:48 AM

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