Our 1st year Performing Arts did a wonderful job of their most recent full scale production ‘Schools Will Rock You’ Written by the critically acclaimed Ben Elton. Working in a highly professional manner, students worked tirelessly to create powerful choreography, learn lines and rehearse demanding Queen songs such as 'Bohemian Rhapsody', 'Who Wants To Live Forever' and 'One Vision'. This performance will contribute to the final unit of their first year, Unit 7: Performing to an Audience.
Gabrielle Claassen and Eleanor Johnson alternately took on the role of Scaramouche, whilst Max Kerrigan and Charlie Newton played their Love struck Galileo’s. All four of whom gave outstanding performances which would not be out of place in the professional industry.
The stage really was brought to life by two members of the class, TJ Horrocks and Ben Parker who both played a highly energised Britney Spears and MeatLoaf. Lily Farr and Jenna Gould also sang beautifully touching renditions of ‘No One But You’.
We cannot forget to mention of course our talented Killer Queens, Jae Powell and Jack Gyte of whom slayed songs such as ‘Killer Queen’, ‘It’s a Kind of Magic’ and ‘Another one Bites the Dust’. Supported of course by their hilarious comedy sidekick Kashoggi, Charlotte Freeman and Connor Wood had their audiences laughing out loud at their desperation to please their queen.
Governor of Franklin College Joshua Briggs who came to support the show commented ”It was so pleasing watching the show as a Governor of Franklin to witness first-hand the talent that lies within both the teaching staff and student base”.
Cast members worked relentlessly to secure dance routines and perfect the quickest of costume changes from Gaga kids, to yuppies, henchmen to bohemians and back again!
One student commented “you really don’t know how much I am enjoying this, I just love being on stage and I know now that it’s all I want to do forever” and another, “these are not just my class, they are my family”.
The talent within this class is exceptional and our students really were the champions during those performances.
Well done to all involved.
And now...onto the next show!