Thursday, July 03, 2008

It's ELECTRIC!!




"Hey you guuuuuuuuuuuuys!!!" I promised that big news was on the way, and now we're to make the announcement! On June 25th, the PS22 Chorus shot over to The Frederick Douglas Academy in Harlem to star in a video for the classic Emmy Award-winning PBS kids' television show, ELECTRIC COMPANY! It was very cool to have the kids be a part of something that will be seen all over the United States and beyond -- and doubly cool that ELECTRIC COMPANY just happened to be one of my favorite shows growing up! So with every good reason, I'm really happy they're bringing it back! For those of you that are not from my generation, ELECTRIC COMPANY was a hipper version of Sesame Street that taught kids reading skills within the context of musical-comedy shorts and sketches. Exciting that the PS22 Chorus will be a part of television history!

The video shoot was for a song about silent 'E', and with the chorus stars Broadway actor James Iglehart. James appeared in the hit shows Spelling Bee and Smokey Joe's Cafe. The kids loved working with him as he was an excellent and generous performer, allowing the chorus kids their opportunity to shine!


Needless to say, James, along with the entire Electric Company crew, was totally impressed by the professionalism and talent of the PS22 Chorus! On top of that, everybody had a blast filming the show, as can be seen here in this video documenting the experience.




Below are some pics from our incredible day shooting the Electric Company video. As you will see, the kids were afforded star treatment!! Click on any of the pics to enlarge.

Hair, Makeup, And Wardrobe




The ELECTRIC COMPANY Dancers!



The ELECTRIC COMPANY Classroom!


The ELECTRIC COMPANY Gymnasium!




Stay tuned to the blog, and we'll keep you updated as to when the segment featuring the kids is set to air! Hope you all enjoyed the preview!

28 comments:

Justin said...

Congratulations PS22 Chorus!! Can't wait to see the show! Gregg, you've done an excellent job with them!!

Anonymous said...

AWESOME!!!!Loved seeing some of the things I missed that day!

Miss Lisa

Mr. B said...

hehe! mrs. johnson just IMed me the exact same comment as she was watching the video! i think it's safe to say that, in the end, all the kids had a blast! hope you did too, despite the craziness. :)

Anonymous said...

this day was INCREDIBLE!!!! it was the time of my life! it would be the time of any kids life! it was amazing we all did an awesome job! i hope they call us back :)
Ashley530

Anonymous said...

that was the best trip EVER!!!!!
it was sooooooooo much fun.i had the fun on this trip than i ever had on a trip.Fun,Fun,Fun,Fun,Fun

love
Ambuh

Mr. B said...

that's awesome ambuh!!! but did you have any, err.... fun? MISS YOU! :)

Mr. B said...

ooops, sorry i missed your comment, ashley! yeah you guys were indeed amazing that day!! electric company was so impressed with the 22 chorus, and with every good reason!!

Anonymous said...

its ok i often get forgotten lol!
Ashly530

Mr. B said...

who could possibly forget about you?!?! i don't buy it for a second!! :)

Anonymous said...

mr. b go on www.youtube.com and type in justin bieber he is amazing maybe even better than the other justin watch and be amazed lol
Ashley530

The Life of Mel said...

WOW!!!!!!
That's rockin'!
More good things to come--I just know it!
Keep it up, we're excited to see the next generation of the 22!

Mr. B said...

justin bieber is excellent, but not better than our justin!! i will have no traitors in the ranks, ashley! ;)

Anonymous said...

sry but he is awesome! cant wait to visit u next year ur the best teacher ever!!! i miss u so much! u dont know wat u have till u dont have it anymore.
Ashley530

Mr. B said...

sad but true fact of life, ashley! but at least we've still got the blog and you guys know where to find me! i saw jarred today actually, which was really nice! :)

zarmeen said...

wow that was the best day of my young life i had so much fun i miss you so mucch all of you.

Mr. B said...

you know what zarmeen? it was also one of the best days of my OLD life.... :)

alto coach said...

hey mr b u gave a message saying only 20 kids are goin? right

Mr. B said...

unfortunately, yes. fortunately, you're one of them.

alto coach said...

it the 13,14,& sumthin on the 25 right?

Mr. B said...

that's it, isaac! how's your summer? i miss you and the chorus -- happy i'll be seeing you guys soon.

alto coach said...

its good hows yours

Mr. B said...

summer's always good! sleeping late rocks! :) though i've been pretty busy trying to keep up with all the invites the chorus is getting!!!

Anonymous said...

hey mr.b josh is in joseph and the amazing tchnicolor dream coat today and tommorow and told me to say hi for him, so HI!! see you soon
Allie

Mr. B said...

hey allie,

that's awesome about josh! i keep missing his shows and i feel just awful about it. unfortunately things have been busier than expected this summer. but i'm sure he did an amazing job!! hope you're finding the time to enjoy it! and getting that voice ready for chorus next year!!

:)

Anonymous said...

i starde going to rehursels for joseph the second to last tech rehursel because my dad was doing the lights!anyway josh was benjamin and he was great,and the whole show was amzing!!!!
Allie:-)

Mr. B said...

Great to hear that Josh did a great job!! also, do you know "my favorite things" from sound of music. if not, get to work. i have some plans..... :)

wessede said...

hey mr.b I am so happy to be going on the chorus trips. when I told my friends about they were like" you are still going on chorus trips" they said they wish they were in the chorus that I am in , and they don't even go to ps22 .Unfortunately I don't go to ps22 any more, but I going to visit. I almost talk about the chorus every day. My mom thinks it's annoying but it's not! LOVE YOU GUYS AND MISS YOU. LOOKING FORWARD TO SEE YOU.

Mr. B said...

thanks for that sweet message, wess!! made me miss you guys even more! but, yay that i'll be seeing some of you soon, and hopefully all of you on the 25th! :)