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School musicals

Post by Bruce » Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:36 pm

Just returned from the first night of “Sound of Music” at St Matthews Acad.

It was rather good - 2 more nights to go, think Wed might be sold out, but if you can pick up a ticket for Tuesday, you won’t regret it...


What school musical/play/performance memories do you have?

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Re: School musicals

Post by morag » Mon Jun 20, 2016 11:09 pm

At St. Mike's they did the Pirates of Penzance and the Mikado, then I left school so don't know if they kept it going. The art students painted the backdrops.
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Re: School musicals

Post by exile » Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:19 am

morag wrote:At St. Mike's they did the Pirates of Penzance and the Mikado, then I left school so don't know if they kept it going. The art students painted the backdrops.
They did indeed carry on with the G&S productions - the next was The Gondoliers, but no idea beyond that. The driving forces were Harry McFarlane (music) and Joe Mannion (English teacher, stage direction).

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Re: School musicals

Post by Vivc113 » Sat Aug 13, 2016 7:21 am

At our school they did Joseph and The Multi coloured dream coat. Think it was called that.

Auditions included pretending to be a tree. I think the ability to stand still showed discipline or something.

I failed because I fell over into a bin and was barred from the musical.
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Post by 5siamese7 » Sat Aug 13, 2016 3:07 pm

We did the Mikado, H.M.S Pinafore and also the Easter Parade.
In primary I was picked to be part of the teddy bears picnic but decided to act the goat, that is I kidded on I was a gorilla with the sham gabbit look which did not go down well with the teacher who banned me from the show. Some teachers were unforgiving and I still think she was a bit harsh.

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Re: School musicals

Post by Bruce » Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:20 pm

Just refreshing this post - does anyone know what end of term musicals/plays/productions our local schools are doing this year?

I know that St Matthews are doing "Legally Blonde” - which is a great show. I know that cos I’ve been doing the tech for their dress rehearsal!

Don’t know what shows the other schools are doing - do you? It seems that the licensing arrangements for many of the modern shows mean that schools aren’t allowed to advertise them externally, only to parents, families and friends.

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