2016 GLENEAGLES SCHOOL PRODUCTION “BABYSITTER WANTED!“
The 2016 School Production ‘Babysitter Wanted’ was a roaring success! This year was a little different, as the show was written by our very own students. Way back in Term 1, a script writing ensemble came together every Wednesday lunchtime to workshop and write scenes for the show, all in the name of student led and inclusive project based learning. We rehearsed over Term 2 and 3, every Thursday, Saturday mornings and a weekend Production Camp. They learnt lines, practiced song harmonies and even were taught how to salsa dance! All in the name of new experiences and making new friendships across the year levels. Our cast should be commended on all their hard work leading up the performances and their commitment to the show.
On Tuesday 30th, Wednesday 31st August and Thursday 1st September 2016 the 75 students, cast and backstage/technical crew, performed to all sold out shows at Hallam Senior Secondary College. The audience laughed, cried and danced along with our talented actors, singers and dancers. A special thank you to our backstage team, as well as our tech crew, Year 9 students, Andre Dababneh and Brennan Greer, led by Tim Riley a former student of Gleneagles. Our students shined on stage, as well as showed great talent and resilience in dealing with all that comes with putting on a successful school Production.
The students also performed two matinee shows to Grade 5 and 6 students from Thomas Mitchell Primary, Hallam Primary and Southern Cross Primary. The primary students enjoyed the show immensely and were excited at the end of the show when they had a chance to ask the cast and crew questions. A huge show of hands told us that they loved our show and were enthusiastic about joining us at Gleneagles in the future.
We are all proud of the students achievements in writing and staging a successful and entertaining original School Production, and so delighted that the school community enjoyed our show. We are very lucky to have immense talent at Gleneagles and we can’t wait to further this in the future. More photographs from the Production are on Page 4 of this Newsletter.
Ashlea Thompson, Kirsty Wilson, Sarah Reynolds, Kirsty Letts