More than 1,000 Santa Fe-area schoolchildren are dazzling audiences in NDI New Mexico’sImagine the Possibilities: A Celebration of Reading! program, capping a year’s worth of hard work and dedication, said NDI artistic director Liz Salganek. The performers, ranging from kindergarten through 10th grade, bring to life Treasure Island,1001 Arabian Nights, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and other literary classics. Music performed by the NDI orchestra and directed by Bert Dalton includes “He’s a Pirate” fromPirates of the Caribbean, “Fugue for Tinhorns” from Guys and Dolls (with lyrics by Dalton), and popular songs such as “Louie Louie,” “Wild Thing,” and “I’m a Little Teapot.” The annual end-of-year event began on May 7; the final four performances — with a second cast — are at the Dance Barns (1140 Alto St.) at 5 and
7 p.m. on Friday, May 15, and at 2 and 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 16. Tickets are $10 and $15; call 505-983-7661 or visit the box office at the Dance Barns. For tickets for the Saturday gala, call 505-983-7646, Ext. 110.