Yep, Grandma J, I remember learning the Mickey Mouse Club theme song, and other music, for a Disney-inspired PTA performance we did in elementary school.
I remember there was a boy a grade below me named Brent Rains who was made to dress up like Pinnochio, and told to "dance around, all jerky like a puppet" and I remember thinking I wouldn't have wanted that job because he looked a little spazz-y until my mom mentioned, "You guys are eight --- ALL of you are spazzy"
And I remember another little boy they dressed up like Tigger with a big ole', huge, round, paper mache head that bobbled and wobbled when he bounced up on stage, and that also probably impaired his breathing, and killed gobs of youthful brain cells, what with his face being surrounded by glue and all, but hey, what did it matter, at least he looked cute. And I remember, clearly, distinctly, remember thinking, "Tigger's head is going to fall off and the little kids are going to be fuh-reeked out", not even realizing that I was a little kid myself and shouldn't *I* have been fuh-reeked out by our teachers dressing us up like puppets, and animals with paper mache heads???
Ah, yes. Happy childhood memories.