I did get a few serious recitations first.... For example:
After Rayna kept rushing through hers, I told her to slow down, and this is what we got:
After I got at least one good poem/speech from each person (ask Strider to do his full monologue for you --he refuses to let me post it on here!), they started unraveling...
This one is the kids' favorite:
True poetry "slam?"
This one is my favorite: