20 Jun Les Miserables Schools Edition
The Performing Arts Department put on a wonderfully successful show of Les Miserables in March this year. The reviews were sensational and the students were very proud of their work. Two of our lead performers are now going off to study Musical Theatre with four unconditional offers between them.
Mrs Coley and Mr Leach would like to thank all of the parents, staff and students who made this possible.
This years chosen musical was the fantastic Les Miserables. This amazing experience was loved and enjoyed by all of the entire, extensive, cast. Official auditions were held early within the academic year, analysing our singing capabilities, as you may know, the production is mainly singing. Rehearsals began immediately after the cast list was chosen. Every member would undoubtedly agree that the final cast list was well deserved!
Many of the cast members were entrusted with the complexity of multi-rolling, and a lot of us held doubt and lacked faith in our own capability to successfully execute the fast paced costume changes, with the beautiful costumes that were hired in, and alteration of characterisation. However, from the beginning, Mrs Coley, Mr Leach, Ms Alcock and Miss Whitehouse had faith in us. As a result, everyone performed spectacularly. Meanwhile, those chosen to be main characters completely submerged themselves into their characters and truly stole the show with spell binding vocals and nail-biting acting abilities.
Every year, the musical cast members welcome new, young actors into our family, from down at Ipsley as well as new Arrow Vale students. The young talent we saw this year has showed us nothing but promising potential for the future of entertainment. Unfortunately, at the same time, we say goodbye to some loved members from years 11 and 13 who are moving on with their educations and futures. From all of us in the Performing Arts Department, good luck guys! “At the end of the day” I hope you will look at these “Days gone by” and remember how each of us grew stronger. Never “look down” because we all have a family for life!
One final word is a memory we will all treasure… Michaellllllll!
Courtney Sailsbury (Year 12)