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Junior School Musical Variety Performance 2019

All students from Penrith Christian School in our Junior School had been busily warming up their vocals and treading the boards as they presented a Musical Variety Show. Our aim was to bring an array of musical items that have come from Musicals and famous bands that took the audience on a journey through the musical ages. There were songs from the 1920s to numbers that were at the top of the charts in the 1950s, to songs that have been performed by 21st Century artists.

 

As each student learnt about Musicals and were immersed in all things creative, one of the children asked what is a Variety Show and the answer that was given helped Junior School to understand this performance they were embarking upon. A Variety Show was likened to a box of chocolates with many different varieties inside, some flavoured, some crunchy, some oozing with caramel, some filled with zing.

 

Our Year 4 students did a marvellous job as official MCs informing the audience about the historical context of each musical item with interesting facts. 

 

The show began with Kindy Burry who sang a wonderful opening tune to start off the matinee/evening called On with the Show. Our Year 4 Whale who sang with joy and excitement about their upcoming graduation from Junior School with the famous song, Footloose. Our Kindy Bennett class enthralled us with the 12-bar blues singing Choo Choo Choo Boogie. One of our choral and miming items came from Year 3 Welsman with a tricky vocal part from the 1970s Musical, PippinYear 1 Kidd got toes tapping with the famous Rock 'n' Roll number, Rock around the Clock. While the world was being crazed on Rock 'n' Roll, there was a beautiful movie which was to be created into a Musical called Mary Poppins. Year 1 Phillips sang a Mary Poppins Medley

 

Just before the intermission, Year 1 Fraser performed a song, titled Can’t Stop That Feeling. This song, written recently by Justin Timberlake, was also adopted in the recent movie, Trolls, sparking joy.

 

Following on, was our very first for 2019, Girls Dance Troupe. All girls from Years 3 and 4 were recruited to dance, with this being their premiere performance on the PCS Stage. Our ladies did a fantastic job with learning the steps and making sure they attended rehearsals with excitement and professionalism.The number they danced came from the Broadway Musical, Hairspray, You Can’t Stop The Beat.

 

Act 2 began with our Boys Dance Troupe as they rocked the stage with the song from the Musical Aladdin called Friend Like MeKindergarten Allen followed with an energetic theme song called George of the Jungle which was completely opposite to the next performers who danced and were dressed in Tux Tails singing the ritzy and completely glamorous song, Puttin' on the Ritz. The destination changed from New York to the calm seas and delights of Polynesia where our next song called We Know The Way was sung by Year 2 Pena. This song was sung in Polynesian and English, and contained original islander dance moves. Again moving from the Palms of the Pacific to the Wild West, was Year 3 Dawkins who sang the famous There's No Business Like Show Business. The final item was from our Year 4 Garratt. While they are looking forward to growing up and transitioning to Middle school, they performed a very traditional musical item about how they enjoyed just being who they are right now, from the Musical Peter Pan.

 

This production couldn’t have been executed without the help of a whole dedicated team. Our staff were amazing, and we were very blessed to have a live band who accompanied our performances (a real treat). The Tech Crew who kept everything live. Our Administration Team who organised and designed, our Senior Executive who empowered, our family helpers who helped ticketing, selling food and creating costumes and props – a big thank you.Then to our families and the students who made everything possible. We also thank our Heavenly Father who gave vision, gifts, abilities, opportunities and creativity. Thank you, and we look ahead to what's next - for 2020.

 

Melanie Woods

Head of Junior School

 

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