Thursday 31 August to Saturday 2 September
Last week, was the culmination of months of hard work with the cast, band and crew performing 5 SOLD OUT shows in front of an audience.
The week began with the tech run on Monday night, with a preview audience made up of staff members. The students were absolutely overwhelmed by the support and the staff had nothing but rave reviews for the amazing talent and quality of the show.
This preview show was followed up by a Wednesday matinee in front of an audience of 230 primary school students and their teachers. After the show, the cast were bombarded with requests for photos and selfies with the primary school students, once again reinforcing that they had an amazing show on their hands.
Thursday, opening night! The butterflies were definitely fluttering as the cast, band and crew arrived early to prepare for the evening’s show. The nerves were quickly settled as the show began, and once again, we were overcome with positive reviews.
Jump ahead to Saturday, a huge day with both a matinee and an evening performance, not to mention the emotions that come with the thought of this being the final day of shows. The tears began to run as the audience filtered in for the final night, and were again flowing as the Year 12’s took their final bow during the presentations after the evening’s show.
On behalf of the Production Team, we cannot express how proud we are of all the students that have been involved throughout the production process. From planning, to auditions, set painting and construction, rehearsals, band rehearsals, backstage crew, front of house helpers, hair and makeup team, we have been absolutely floored by the dedication and commitment of the students.
We also thank the parents for sacrificing your time with your children so they can attend after school, weekend and holiday rehearsals. Without your constant support, we would not have been able to create the quality show that we did.
Thank you to everyone who helped us throughout the rehearsal period, and especially those who helped on the nights, selling flowers, running the candy bar, ushering, selling programs, and to those who supported the students on stage by coming to see the show.
It is a bittersweet feeling coming to the end of this amazing experience, but we could not be more proud of what we have been able to achieve. Well done on an amazing show guys! Enjoy a well earned rest and be proud of what you created.
Amy Cumming and Catherine Zavrou
School Production Team