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Music Theatre Evening – 22nd February 2024

Posted: 6th March 2024

Last week 55 candidates took their Music Theatre examinations at school. The Music School was absolutely buzzing wth so many famous Broadway and West End showstoppers! The previous Thursday we had an ‘Evening of Music Theatre’ in the Arundel Centre showcasing 18 of the candidates singing one of their songs. Millie W was first on stage with a glorious opening performance of ‘Many a New Day’ from Oklahoma. Alaia P then continued the Rodgers and Hammerstein corner with a delightful rendition of ‘My Favourite Things’ from our favourite musical! Eliana continued with the beautifully sung title song, ‘The Sound of Music’. ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ was next and Izzy C delighted with the lovely ‘Hushabye Mountain’ from that musical. Iris F-C then gave a sublime interpretation of ‘Over the Rainbow’ before Grace O’S gave a poised and poignant rendition of ‘Castle on a Cloud’ from Les Miserables. ‘Mamma Mia’ featured next in a touching performance given by Sylvia B of ‘Slipping through my fingers’. Clearly a star in the making, Issy P wowed with her interpretation and staging of ‘Quiet’ from Matilda. Agi T’s heartfelt ‘Matchmaker’ from ‘Fiddler on the roof’ was delightful and Maya B gave her all in a fabulous rendition and staging of ‘I feel pretty’ from West Side Story. ‘I want to sing in opera’ is a wonderfully comic song, the spirit of which was captured superbly by Leahnora de T-L before we moved on to the very emotionally portrayed and superbly acted ‘The movie in my mind’ from ‘Miss Saigon’ sung by Scarlett D. This paired beautifully with Georgie G’s touching performance of  ‘What I did for love’ from ‘A Chorus line’. Bella K positively smouldered with her bewitching interpretation of ‘Smoke gets in my eyes’ from ‘Roberta’. We returned briefly to ‘Les Miserables’ for Anna R-B’s poignant portrayal of the classic ‘Empty chairs at empty tables’. Chloe L’s representation of ‘In his eyes’ was very convincing and prepossessing. Stevie B’s performance of ‘Pulled’ from ‘The Addams family’ matched the previous ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ song and Stevie was most impressive. The evening closed with  a joyful number from ‘Hairspray’ – ‘I can hear the bells’ sung with great confidence and excellent staging by Alice M. Well done to all our performers and to all our candidates that took their examinations last week. We are looking forward to a stellar set of results!

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