An elementary school cast performed The Hundred Dresses to a capacity crowd of kindergarten and third grade students at the Morgan-Wixson Theatre on Wednesday, April 2.
The Morgan-Wixson partners with SMMUSD Visual and Performing Arts to present school shows and introduce kids to the wonders of live theatre.
The Hundred Dresses is a 1944 children’s book by Eleanor Estes. The book is about Wanda Petronski, a poor and friendless Polish-American girl. Her teacher, outwardly kind, puts her in the worst seat in the schoolroom and does not intervene when her schoolmates tease her mercilessly. One day, after her classmates laugh and tease her over the faded blue dress she wears to school every day, Wanda claims to own one hundred dresses. The story follows these students as they learn a lesson about their moral values when faced with prejudice.