Over the past term and a half, the production cast of over 80 students and staff have been busy singing, dancing, acting and working hard to put on a fabulous production of Evita. The long hours of preparation paid off as Woodford House and Lindisfarne College lit up the stage with their talent and professionalism across five shows from 20-24 June.
The Evita musical consists of large choreographed dancing sequences, popular music, including the famous Don’t Cry for Me Argentina, and acting from the leads and the rest of the cast. The whole performance really brought to life the story of Argentina’s first lady, Eva Perón.
As student production manager, I had the opportunity to help organise this production and watch as the cast worked together, building confidence and developing passion to bring this production to the stage.
In the last few weeks before our performance, the practice sessions became more and more intense and the pressure was on. We had costume fittings, the stage set was being built and the final scenes were coming together.
It has been a busy time and we have accomplished so much with the help of our amazing and inspirational directors, Mrs Kathy Atkin and Ms Tess Tobin. We are so proud of this amazing production and we hope the audience enjoyed watching our performance. Being part of such a large group with numerous talents has been a once in a lifetime opportunity and everyone has learnt so much from each other.
Jessica Hansen, Year 12