The week before the half term break saw the school production of ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor © Dreamcoat’.
Rehearsals began back in September, with students from Year 5 to Year 13 taking on roles and working together to put on the performance. George, who played ‘Joseph’ in Thursday night’s performance said ‘I had a brilliant time working with people I wouldn’t have otherwise worked with.’ We spent many hours together practising our songs and dance moves, ably directed by Mrs Care and Mrs Wilton.
It was a truly collaborative project; students were involved throughout the whole process including sharing ideas about staging, costumes and choreography. Away from the stage, students were involved in the technical support and design and preparation of the props, led by Mrs Smith and Miss Morris. We were also supported by a fantastic team of parents and volunteers who shared their time and expertise to build an auditorium in the Sports Hall! A fantastic achievement which meant that the students had opportunities to work in a superb performance space. Thanks to all involved, including the PE staff who vacated the space for a week.
We also had a fantastic band; made up of Pitsford students and other local young musicians, ably supported by Mrs Clark, Mr Andrade and Mr Humphrey. Calypso, who played clarinet in the band said ‘ I enjoyed playing in the ‘Joseph’ band. I got to play with some amazing musicians and had a great time’.
On the performance evenings the adrenaline high, with every single person involved giving their all. As Eva-Grace said ‘ Many fun memories were made’. Both evenings were fantastically well supported and the cast received rapturous applause.
There were fantastic performances from all and it is hard to highlight any one performer. There were some great moments from Joel and Jake (Y13) as Mr and Mrs Potiphar; Lucas (Y10) as ‘Pharaoh’ along with Annabelle, Ella and Libby (Y12) as ‘Narrator’ and not forgetting ‘Joseph’ played on Thursday by George (Y10) and on Friday by Isaac (Y10). These, along with the brothers, the butler, the baker and the multi-talented chorus put on an amazing show.
Putting on a show is a tremendous amount of work for everyone involved but the rewards are fantastic! We have made great memories and new friends and we are all looking forward to getting ready for the next musical theatre adventure!
Written by Mrs Humphrey, Director of Music