Eureka fifth-graders to present ‘Everything’s Groovy’

Published 11:45 am Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Eureka Elementary School’s fifth-grade drama team will present a musical comedy tribute to the 1960s, “Everything’s Groovy” by Tim Kelly and Bill Francoeur, in the Eureka Gymnasium. There will be a public performance on Thursday, March 17, at 7 p.m., and a school performance on Friday, March 18, at 9 a.m.

“Everything’s Groovy” with Travis, Muriel and Alice on their hip journey to bring together the music, beads and flowers celebration. They call upon the popular singing group the Lemon Bugs, who love the idea. 

When the message goes out that The Bugs will donate their talent, crazily-painted busses start arriving at Crumb’s Apple Farm, the site of the festival. Everything is cool until Mrs. Porter, who hates “The Love Generation,” arrives and demands that the local police shut down the happening. 

To make matters even worse, a music promoter offers the Lemon Bugs a deal they can’t refuse if they will skip the celebration. Characters like Hippie Girl with Flute, who thinks she’s the Pied Piper of Hamelin; Beads, who gives “Love Beads” to all he meets; and the talent manager, Jackie Pierce, who will do anything to get the Lemon Bugs to sign her contract, will be included in the show. In the end, all comes together, of course, and the celebration rocks on. The great 1960s-style songs include “Music, Beads, and Flowers,” “We May Not Pass This Way Again,” and “Groovy!”

Admission is $3 per adult and $1 for children. Proceeds will benefit the fifth-grade drama fund. 

Featured soloists are Miriam Kagan-Dubroff, Daschal Pettus, Madison Harding, Jack Ferguson, Zack Hudson, Madison Travis and Crisstina Hailey.

The play is directed by Sandy Flynn and Dawn Townsend.