Last night’s production of A Night At The Musicals was an energetic, joyous celebration enjoyed by all.
A packed house was entertained by the stupendously talented cast and crew with numbers from the hit musicals Wicked, Hairspray,The Lion King, Fame, Little Shop of Horrors, The Blood Brothers, Annie, Guys and Dolls, Oliver, The Sound of Music and Les Miserables.
Performers from the Junior School stunned the audience with flawless renditions from Whistle Down The Wind, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and accompanied Ellie (Year 9) for ‘When I Grow Up’ from Matilda.
Gripping ensemble pieces were dotted with plaintive solos, highlighting a wealth of talent throughout the School, as noted by principal Adrienne Richmond in her closing vote of thanks. The final piece was a riot of colour, movement and confetti as girls from Year 3 through to College II danced and sang their hearts out to ‘You Can’t Stop The Beat’ from Hairspray.
Sophia (Y8) said, “It went really well, we were all so happy that the performances went down so well. Everyone had put in so much effort in rehearsals and it all came together. My dance group clubbed together to work out our choreography for ‘Tomorrow’ and we had been a bit nervous at the start of the week, but we got it all together and felt really good about the performance. Performing with the Junior School was great and having our own production for the entire school just felt really good.”
Teacher of the Year Jan Wilson, who managed the Lighting, said, “It’s been about seventeen years since I was last involved in a production for the whole school. Back then we had rising stars like Naomi Sheldon, Bella Heesom and Laura Attridge who are now all professionals in the West End and beyond. Wednesday was lovely reminder that the scope of talent that we nurture at The Mount is truly unlimited. I knew the girls were talented, but I had no idea they were that talented. They created a truly inspired, joyous and delightful production. It’s now a day later and you can still feel the buzz throughout the whole School.”