Swan River School students in kindergarten through fifth grade put on their annual holiday play Wednesday, Dec. 15, at the Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts. This year's play, the 20th annual, was titled "Santa's Stuck in the 50s." View photos from the dress rehearsal in this gallery.
Art work by students was displayed on the walls inside the theater at the Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts. Teachers and some students spent a good part of the morning hanging it up.
Fourth graders Audrey Abbott, Amada Hopkins and Kristen Hut perform "Strollin' through the 50s with you."
First graders wear their reindeer hats during their dress rehearsal performance of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."
Art work along with lights and garland also lined the edge of the stage.
Fifth grader Austin Stafford who plays Marty discovers a jack-in-the-box, one of many "retro" toys found around Santa's Toy Shop.
Kindergartners Josh Close, Sarah Uzzi and Aiden Walker make motions to "Away in a Manger."
Second graders line up on stage to sing "Gifts from the Heart" during Wednesday's dress rehearsal.
Brooke Wilson (Mrs. Claus) and Augie Emslie (Santa) sit down with talk show host Rock Jones, played by Tucker Nadeau, to talk about changes Santa wants to see to the letters children write to him.
Third graders take a stand to finish out their rendition of "Santa be Good to Me."
Fifth graders, who held the acting roles in the play in addition to creating the sets and props, wish the audience a "Merry Christmas" at the end of the show.
All of the students return to the stage for the final number — "Rockin' Down the Chimney Tonight."