Friday, November 11, 2011

Musical "13"

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Date: Fri, Nov 11, 2011 at 10:57 AM
Subject: Musical "13"

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Heidi Giacoletti said...

I appreciate the way in which Mr. Kern has attempted to remedy this situation. Thank you, Mr. Kern for your willingness to listen to our community.

jmo said...

the song performed for the school board was "a little more homework"

i looked through the song and yes there were definitely changes for the board presentation which is upsetting, it seems duplicitious and subterfuge is something i dont think we need to have our children subscribe to in the name of the "arts"
i definitely would have remembered hearing the following lines but honestly do not recall them;

"I turned 13 and I signed a virginity pledge.

Day turns, today turns, today turns, today turns, today turns, today

I was diagnosed with an eating disorder

Day turns today turns today

I got busted for driving my dad’s pick-up

Day turns today turns today

I got drunk!

while I agree kern is doing a great clean up job i sincerely question the integrity of a drama director who would change the words for the school board but yet let the show be performed by 12 yrs old as is...

jmo said...

the more i process this the more burned up i am that the lyrics were changed for the school board, really indicates the director and others knew it was inappropriate but yet they were still willing to "go on with the show"....
if its not appropriate for the board its not appropriate for our kids...
really where was the discretionary thought process in all of this?