The two ‘children’s’ casts – Team Dewey and Team Mullins both came in early to sing ‘If Only You Would Listen’ to staff on Thursday morning. The students were amazing and the song was incredibly moving,
The students have spent the last couple of days (and will spend some of next week) rehearsing on stage with the band, props, mics, costumes, set and lights. Their input, as always, has been fantastic; with everyone really focused, putting in 100% effort and working as a team. The Performing Arts team are all very excited about the high standard of the show and very proud of the work the students have produced.
Tickets are still on sale – break and lunch – Upper A Block
With 2 weeks until the school show – SCHOOL OF ROCK, we are currently using every spare lunch and after school session to rehearse. The band are coming together nicely and the cast who have to play live on stage have made a tremendous effort to learn their parts (with one student learning how to play Bass Guitar just for the show!). The dancers recently took part in a flash-mob in the street and showed great confidence, talent and energy. The staff are extremely busy making sure the set, costumes, props, tickets, programme, band, lighting, etc. are all ready on time – we have been particularly impressed by Miss S Bailey’s contribution to the set – her art work is highly professional and we are looking forward to seeing it on stage.
School of Rock tickets are now on sale – Upper A Block – every lunch
Tues 5th, Weds 6th, Thurs 7th and Fri 8th December
£4 students and concessions
£16 Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 concessions)
The cast were invited to perform at our recent year 6 Open Evening (12th Oct) to a hall packed full of staff, parents and prospective students. They performed an extract from the show and also the ‘Horace Green School Song’ which was excellent. We then spent the remainder of the evening welcoming parents and Year 6 students into the Drama Studio to watch us rehearsing and blocking more of the show. A current favourite scene is the section where Miss Mullins goes on a ‘date’ with Dewey Finn in a bar; it has been fascinating watching the ensemble creating their own little stories for the all bar patrons, who are in the background of the scene!
School of Rock rehearsals are continuing at a fast pace. The girls have been measured for their new school dresses, we’ve blocked all of Act 1 and are continuing to learn the songs! We have also split the cast into two teams – Team Dewey and Team Mullins – ready for our four performances in December. We are also hoping to perform a short section of the show at the forthcoming Open Evening!
We had two ‘School of Rock’ rehearsals in the first week back, with a fantastically enthusiastic cast! It was great fun, on Tuesday, to watch them working in small groups to create their own 5 minutes versions of the musical, which they then performed to each other. On Thursday we paired up the ‘kids’ with their new ‘parents’ and then started blocking the show and sung through the first song together and it is already looking ‘AWESOME’ thanks to the commitment, humour, talent and hard work of the cast. Looking forward to December!!!!
December 2016 – Return to the Forbidden Planet performances
December 2016 – Richmond Village Retirement Home concert
December 2016 – ‘Revolting Children’ performed by the Musical Theatre Club
January 2017 – ‘Curious Incident’ scenes – AS Drama Students
February 2017 – My England – GCSE Year 10 Students
March 2017 – ‘Two’ scenes – AS Drama Students
April 2017 onwards – OPEN MIC every Friday lunch in The Street
July 2017 – A Postman’s Knock – KS3 Drama Club Musical
July 2017 – Leaver’s Performing Arts Concert
July 2017 – ‘Welcome to the 60’s’ performed by the Musical Theatre Club
Our Year 12 Drama students and wonderful Year 10 Work Experience students – Tom, Mia and Lee, worked together to create a workshop for Year 7 students. Much fun was had by all!