Oh dear, the ten weeks are up already! It all began in the year 2010, Obama was still the US president, there was still a global recession (again nothing different.) and everyone was wishing it was the 90s again (yet again it’s still the same as now.) However, I was in 4th class that year acting like a mindless idiot (I’ve come a long way since then.) We were doing a show called “The Funky Kids Show” with the wonderful Denis and Olivia. We all had a great time and were sad when it was over, but Denis said in a big loud Austrian accent “I’ll be back!” Flash forward to 2012. Obama’s still in the White House, there’s still a recession and everyone still wishes it was 1999! I had forgotten all about Denis and Olivia’s promise until Mr. Duggan proclaimed “Oh and by the way, The Funky Kids are coming back.” Our reaction went something like this “OOOOH LIVIN ON A PRAYER!!!” On the first day they arrived with warm welcomes (but no chocolate.) This year I was familiar with all the songs (unlike the year before.) The songs included Monster Mash, (which was a graveyard smash) Thriller (which was so good we woke the dead) Two songs from The Sound of Music (which brought the hills to life,) and All the Small Things. We practiced for ten weeks, making costumes and sets along the way. (You will see a montage of it when the movie on my life comes out.) Finally the big night came. We were all set and ready to go. Olivia and some of the girls from last years 6th class did our make up. We looked like a cross between Bloody Mary and that Stupid Death’s Guy from Horrible Histories. Oh well it could have been worse, Mrs Dunphy’s class looked like Oompa-loompas. Edwina and I decided I would pose for Thriller the first night and she the second, which wasn’t such a good idea because the video was being shot the second night. Oh well, she was good too. (But I was better, just don’t tell her I said that!) We sang beautifully. The other rooms were good as well. The Grease songs got stuck in my head, as did Ghostbusters and Bob the Builder and let’s not forget the song about The Poor King. We took the house down with our finale, for that we sang So Long, Farewell from the Sound of Music and All The Small Things by Blinks 108. The actual show ended with me coming out on stage and saying “that’s all folks” like Porky Pig, but the best was yet to come, well for me anyway. Denis and Olivia handed out our certificates and gave me a special mention! They thanked me for making them smile throughout the whole course. So Jamie and I sang the Fr. Quinn song from Mrs. Brown, I thanked Denis and Olivia and went home. Overall, the show was much better than last year, I loved working with Denis and Olivia and I hope to be at the 2014 show (If the world is still there that is!) So one last time, I’d like to say “The- tha- th- thaa-Thaaats all folks!
Fionn 6th class