DES Fifth Grade Musical “RATS! The Story of the Pied Piper” March 8 & 9

a musical show poster shows the name RATS! and a cartoon character of a rat a young girl plays the recorder on a theatrical stage six young students pose behind a microphone while dressed up as rats

Fifth grade students at Duanesburg Elementary School will present “RATS! The Story of the Pied Piper” this week, with 6:30 p.m. performances on both Wednesday, March 8 and Thursday, March 9 in the DES cafeteria. Admission is free for all.

The show is directed by DES music teacher Mary-Clare Waltz. DES fourth grade teacher McKenzie Ryan is the Assistant Director. DES art teacher Amanda Chovan is the Set Designer for the show, with members of the fifth grade Art Club assisting on set pieces.

four students sit on a theatrical stage students in costume perform on a theatrical stage

two girls wearing costumes pose behind a microphone a gyoung irl is dressed up in a rat costume



RATS! The town of Hamelin is overrun with them and the citizens are in a tizzy-until the mysterious Pied Piper appears, offering to solve their dilemma for a small fee. Dave and Jean Perry tell the story like never before in this fast-paced musical. The characters are charming, the dialog is witty, the songs are clever and fun to sing!


Narrator1:  Sammy Moses 

Narrator 2:  Lyla French


     Susan: Lakelyn Laudato

     Billy: Gabriel DeAngelis

     Jimmy:  Jack Geidel

     Lisa:  Lilianna Hoffman

     Wendy:  Emma Beretz

Mr. Rye (Baker):  Tommy Walsh

Miss Lilyspoon (librarian):  Alina Cosh

Constable Blarney (town policeman):  Dominick Ferraro

Miss Finney (town banker):  Annalise Peterson

Mr. Ram (Parent):  Connor Gray

Mrs. Pickle (Parent):  Iyasia Treault

Mr. Ripple (Parent):  Brooks Conwall

Mrs. Nob (Parent):  Ava Condon

Mrs. Krinkle (Parent):  Cassidy Hastings

Town Council:

     Mayor Dumfreys:  Ava O’Bryan

     Pennywinkle:  Callie Baker

     Quigley:  Oliver Evans

Pied Piper:  Mikayla Rivenburg

Rats:  Addison Parslow, Denver Oakes, Arianna Santiago, Rylee Sanders, Caydence Burkart, Avery Hoffman