All You Need To Know About “Everything I Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten”


The whole cast performing on Thursday night

Grace Sheffield, Staff Reporter

Northlake’s play, “Everything I Needed To Know I Learned in Kindergarten” was first performed on October 24th. The play, written by Robert Fulghum is based off of kindergarten and the many “lessons” that are learned during this time. The play uses a series of short anecdotes to emphasize the theme that our most difficult struggles often happen in childhood. The play included peppy music and catchy lyrics that makes you want to sing along.  Speaking of the soundtrack, it is a Northlake original, composed by seniors Lillian Stegan and Cam McCallister. 

Senior Lillian Stegan comments,  “It was cool because not only could I be in the show, but I had the opportunity to compose all the music and do everything.” 

Stegan says that it was hard work, but it was worth it. 

Cam McCallister furthers this noting, “It made me so happy to hear people singing our songs, whether they were on stage or in the audience! Overall, it was a really great experience.”

He also says, “The play originally had its own soundtrack, but we wanted to make sure it was the right fit for the story overall. So I began writing an entirely new composition for each of the songs, making our own sort of “rendition.” I did all of the instrumentals, and Lillian provided the lyrics.”

Sadly, the tropical storm cancelled a few of the performances, but there are bigger things ahead!! The play is making a comeback this February, so make sure to mark your calendars!!