Hi everyone … I just had to do a post for you … because … our school musical was amazing! I was absolutely blown away with the quality of the production considering our musical director (our wonderful secondary music teacher – Nerylee Deans) had a budget of $0 to work with!!!!! Our school is a small Christian Community School … and we are not “flush” with funds! (Don’t believe all those media reports about private schools – 90% of them are totally untrue!)
So … to make up for the “non-budget” … various members of our school community sacrificed so much time & put so much effort into making this a fantastic event! Parents & teachers gave time (& money) to create the costumes. Other teachers gave their time creating sets & props … rehearsed with the staff/student band … organised fundraising … ran rehearsals … coached students … it was such a wonderful community event!
After some initial sound probs on the Friday evening performance (I wish this audience could’ve come back on Saturday – the sound was 500% better – particularly the dialogue!) … the performances went off without a hitch!!! The cast were brilliant – some of them had reams of lines to remember – and hardly missed a beat! There were some fantastic comical moments … and some beautifully sensitive moments. And … it was amazing to see so many of our students “transformed” into their characters. They were so “into” their performances. I am sure that many of them would hold their own in larger & more professional productions! And … there were some students who totally surprised us with their singing talents! Well done, Ruth, Cameron, AJ, Mitchell, Mr Hol, Hugh, Kelly & Sophia! And … what a great effort from our Chorus … who also sang beautifully in tune!
And … of course … I was so transfixed with my gorgeous Skye! (Was there any other actor on stage when she was up there??? 🙂 ) She just gave absolutely beautiful performances every time… and I don’t think that is just a proud mum talking. Her singing had so much depth & tone … and she seemed to be so comfortable on the stage! I was so surprised! I didn’t realise she was an actor!!! One of the teachers mentioned that her consistency (performance & vocally) helped the other students to “step up” and give their best on the night! It was lovely to hear that … and I am just so thrilled for her!
She just loves to sing … and is so thankful for every opportunity she has to do so. Once she has finished school … she will not have these any opportunities any longer! Gav & I saw every performance! Overkill? I don’t think so!!! We did have different members of our wider family at each performance & wanted to share the excitement with them!
So … it is all over! Skye was so tired after such a big week … but is now on holidays from school so she is able to enjoy a bit of a relax today!
Here are a few more photos for you to have a look at … check Skye’s facebook if you would like to see some more!
And … thanks for allowing me another bragging moment! I will try & stop now!!!