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A Tale as Old as Time

Posted on: March 9th 2018Academy News

Every year students have the opportunity to take part in an Academy musical production. This year students received critical acclaim for their work on the production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.

A 56-strong cast and crew performed in our biggest production ever! Students auditioned for parts in December 2017 and rehearsed for three months after school time. During this time, students from Year 7 to Year 13 worked together and became part of our performing arts family.

The students performed to over 1000 people as they took to the stage ve times to a packed auditorium. Audience member Diane Jackson said “Fab! Fab! Fab! well done to you all! We all enjoyed it. Lumiere stole the show for us.”

Diana Fisher added “This was a brilliant show, the cast were amazing. It was their first show after being postponed because of the snow. Belle and Gaston were amazing and Lumiere and Babette were so funny. Congratulations to all the cast you should all be so proud. Well done. Could have watched it again.”

Lisa New commented “This was such an amazing show, me and Amelia loved it. All the cast were excellent especially Lumiere and Babette such a comedy duo well done all.”

Mrs Hamblin loved the performance 'The show was absolutely amazing, the performances and commitment shown by the students, both backstage, singing, dancing and acting was inspirational. Mrs Potts and Chip were so cute and I am amazed at the standard our students can rise to. Can’t wait for next year.'

Mrs Derwent said 'The highlight of the show for me was how well all the students bounced off each other and clearly really enjoyed being part in the show, no matter how big or small their role.'

Mrs Clarke added 'Ooh la la, what a show, amazing performances, I thought Babette was marvellous and Harvey as Lumiere was brilliant.  Thoroughly enjoyed it and well done to everyone in the cast and behind the scenes, a lot of work was obviously put into it, fantastic.'

Vice Principal Mrs Cummings said ‘a first rate production with fantastic performances by all involved, both on stage and in supporting technical roles.  The entire company produced an evening of magic with brilliant performances, matched by dazzling  costumes and an amazing set. Without doubt, a resounding success!’