Annie – Musical

I love the movie Annie and the musical Annie was as good. Annie was held in the beautiful old Regent Theatre. It has mural paintings on the roof and lovely decor. When you enter the theatre the usher gave children a cushion. I had no trouble seeing the stage with the help of the cushion.

They changed the musical a bit but it was still like the original movie. There was lots of energetic singing and dancing. My favorite song and dance is  It’s a Hard Knock Life that the orphans and Annie sung. My favourite orphan was Molly she played her role exceptionally well.  The stage sets were great. The orphanage looked real and  Mr Warbucks house was beautifully decorated.

I made a poem about Annie.

Annie was good

Annie was fine

Annie has freckles,

That look divine

See the show

Then go dine

Before the show mum and I had a crepe. We found this old newspaper stand in Swanston St that was selling crepes. It was just like the street stalls that sell crepes in Paris. They had French music playing and the people working there were also French. The crepes were delicious! I had salted caramel. There were many different types of crepes to choose from. YUM.

I went to the evening show and it wasn’t hard to stay awake. The play went for 2 1/2 hours with an interval. Click here for performance information about Annie. I recommend it for 5+

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Still Awake Still!

I went to the play Still Awake Still! at the Arts Centre. The play is based on the story book I’m still awake, still! by Elizabeth Honey and Sue Johnson.  Watch out if you are in the audience as Miss Ivory Tinklefinger will try to put you to sleep. Miss  Twinklefinger sings lullabies and it seemed like anything could come out of the piano. I won’t tell you what happens you will have to go and see it.

I enjoyed the show but my younger brother loved it. I recommend this for ages 2-6.

Miss Twinklefinger and her crazy piano

Miss Ivory Twinklefinger and her Crazy Piano

Rupert’s Race for Rhythm

Rupert’s Race for Rhythm  was our middle primary musical production. The play was scripted by Chris Barrett along with ideas from grade 3 and 4 students. Chris also did the staging and choreography. Our musical director was Deborah Tait.

The play was about a boy called Rupert who had decided he wanted to be a dancer. Rupert was not coordinated and didn’t think he had rhythm. He travelled the world in search of rhythm. He travelled to Japan and saw Taiko Drumming, South Korea and watched a Fan Dance, in Russia he saw Cossack Dancing, he heard the Sao Roma song in Romania, in Austria he saw the Shuhplatter Dance, in Italy he saw the Tarantella dance, in England he saw the Maypole Dance, in Jamaica he heard Shake the Papaya song, in the USA he saw a Hoe Down and in Africa he saw the Rhythm Dance. Rupert learnt a lot from each of the communities he visited.

During his travels he wrote home to his family telling him about what he had seen, heard and tasted. So do you think he found his rhythm? Did he become a dancer? Well not on the dance floor… .Rupert became a world famous chef for his international cuisine restaurant.

I participated in the Fan Dance which is a traditional folk dance from South Korea. We decorated our fans and practiced weekly. I enjoyed being in this play.

It was a big event for middle primary. We did 2 performances for family and friends. One in the afternoon and one at night.

Year 6 Musical – A Matter of Hats

I saw our school musical called A Matter of Hats, written, directed and choreographed by Christine Barratt. The performance involved all of the grade 6 students. 

Adventurous

Magical

Artistical

Terrific

Together

Entertaining

Rare costumes

Original

Fantasy

Hats

Attic

Theatre world

Singing

The play was about 5 children staying with their Aunt and Uncle. They found old costumes in the attic. The children tried on the costumes randomly. Then soon discovered when the costume was complete, they were transported into a theatre world. Here they had an adventure, rescued a joker and returned home.

I enjoyed the play as there was lots of singing and dancing. The pace of the play was good and never boring. Congratulations to all Grade 6 students on an outstanding performance.