Written by Year 5 & Year 6 Students and edited by Edward Swider (Primary and ECE Music Education Coordinator)
Our Upper Primary students (Year 5 & 6) have been working hard these past few months preparing for this year’s Spring Musical: Robin and the Sherwood Hoodies! We are so proud of our 40+ actors and the members of the chorus who are looking fantastic on stage. In Music class, every student has learned choreography and has memorised the words to the songs in the performance.
This exciting show follows our hero, Robin Hood, and his band of Merry Men to help Maid Marion and the Sherwood Villagers in their fight against King John and the Sheriff of Nottingham. With a huge cast of hilarious characters, you and your family are sure to have a great time with this reimagined classic story.
Julie Lui (Year 5C student)
The Spring Musical is going to happen at the end of March. It happens every year. I’ve watched the musicals from the past few years and they were awesome. My favourite was last year’s, Ali Baba and the Bongo Bandits. So, I signed up for this year’s musical, Robin and the Sherwood Forest and got in.
I am Dancing Dave, one of the Merry Men. My character, Dancing Dave, is very cheerful and also does those jazz hands. I love my character! But at first, I was kind of embarrassed to act in front of people, so I didn’t act out my character’s vividness that well. But after a while, I got used to it and found it really fun.
We have just move into the theatre for rehearsals. As I was acting on stage, I got nervous because just looking at the rows and rows of seats made me freak out.
I’m sure this year’s musical is going to turn out great. Though, to make that happen, I still need to practice my lines, cues and actions.
Jacky Lau (Year 6A Student)
It is quite hard when you have to memorize the lines and I have 97 lines and that was the hardest part of doing the show. What I found easy was moving around the stage. I learned that memorizing lines is not easy and I still learned that speaking loudly and clearly was difficult. Although last year, I did not participate in the spring musical, this year I am going to try my best to make this show great!
We remind you that the performances are on Tuesday, March 21st and Wednesday, March 22nd at 6:30pm in the Century Park Campus Theatre. Tickets are available for free from either school office but space is limited, so get your tickets as soon as possible! For more information, check the ECE&Primary News Blog.