Saturday, 7 December 2013

The official launch was a great success!

Yesterday, the 6th of December was the official launch of our school musical, Calamity Jane. In my opinion it was a great success. The whole cast and crew showed up early for some last minute run throughs of their performances before people started arriving. The first form of entertainment was the choir, singing Christmas songs to get everyone in the mood as they walked through the door. Next was a performance by a group of fifth year music students-Fiona, Kate, Emma, Leah and Jenny who performed a medley of Christmas songs that they had been working on in class. 
Mrs L then came on to talk about the musical and the work that was involved behind the scenes. She then introduced the first performance of the night which was 'The deadwood stage'. It was great. You could see that everyone both on stage and in the audience were enjoying themselves.
Next to be introduced was Lauren singing 'secret love'. She was accompanied by the ballet dancers. Everyone was so quiet and still during this performance that you could have heard a pin drop. It was a beautiful performance by both Lauren and the ballet dancers.
Last but by no means least was 'A woman's touch' performed by Lauren and Róisín. It was a great performance and everyone enjoyed it.
After the performances were complete, the teachers involved were called to the stage to take a bow and then the tickets went on sale.
Over all it was a fantastic night and was a great success 

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Upcoming launch- Everybody's busy!

On the 6th of December there will be a launch for the upcoming school musical, Calamity Jane. It is a chance for people to get a taster of what has been going on in rehearsals and of what the finished product will contain. It also gives the students an opportunity to perform some songs for an audience for the first time. Tickets for the four performances will also go on sale and will be available for purchase on the night.
The event will take place in a local hotel and families of those involved in the musical have all been invited. Others from the area are also encouraged to attend to see what work has been done so far.
There will be three musical numbers performed on the night. The first being 'the deadwood stage' scene, which showcases the talent of the wonderful chorus through singing and dancing. Next will be Lauren ,'calamity', who will perform 'Secret love', accompanied by the lovely ballet dancers and finally Lauren and Róisín, Calamity and Katie, will sing 'A womans touch'. The choir will also be there to keep the music going with christmas songs, as well as some performances from some fifth year students.
A lot of preparation is going into the night. There was a full rehearsal for the full cast today and everyone was in the school bright and early. There were run throughs of all of the numbers and last minute changes. There will also be rehearsal during lunch times for the next week to put the final touches on the performances.
Over all everyone is just a bit stressed and hopefully everything will go down well on the night.