A reminder that auditions for Guys and Dolls will be held on Thursday 7th September during the Period 8 ECA session (private study session for Year 8) and will continue until 6.30pm, although many students will not be needed for all of this time. During audition, students will be required to prepare and deliver a short scene in a group; any students auditioning for a lead role should also be prepared to sing either If I Were a Bell or the title song, Guys and Dolls. Please find copies of the sheet music attached. Call-backs may be used if necessary. Auditions will take place in the Drama Studio.
Any students from Year 9 to 13 who are intending to attend the audition must choose Guys and Dolls as their first choice ECA when deciding on the first day of the Autumn Term; if they are unsuccessful in auditions they will subsequently be allocated their second or third choice ECA.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Guys and Dolls – Guys and Dolls copyIf I Were a Bell Eb copy
A sneak preview of the Prep School Production.
It is less than a week until the spectacular Prep School Production of ‘Alice The Musical’- the set is looking fantastic and tickets are selling fast. Get yours now.
With only a month to go the countdown begins. Ticket info to follow shortly.
There are still a few spaces for our Year 9 West Side Story Trip- West Side Story Letter April (1)
If you would like you attend please let Miss Davis or Miss Collins know by the end of the week.
Here is a taster of what will be in store!
One of the most exciting things about the Drama Department is its membership of ISTA.
Following the success of the recent trip to Penang, we have signed up for 2 ISTA festivals next year, as follows:
- A Middle School Festival at Shanghai American School, Pudong (3rd to 7th November 2016) – this will be open to Years 6 to 9 and is likely to cost in the region of HK$7500-8000 all-inclusive, depending on final flight costs.
- A High School Festival at Renaissance College, Hong Kong (17th to 19th May 2017) – this will be open to Years 9 to 13 and is likely to cost in the region of HK$2500-3000 (non-residential).
These festivals will be of great interest and benefit to a wide range of our students: all that is required is an interest in Drama and/or other performing arts. The nature of the festivals, which include collaborative work, cultural exchange and a lot of fun, means that those who attend will learn a huge amount – attending such events is often an extremely powerful and transformative experience.
Even more exciting is the fact that this year we will also be taking some students to Shanghai who are particularly interested in the production side of theatre, whether this be stage design, lighting, sound or just a general interest in production support.
Please note that a letter for the festival in Shanghai will be sent out very early next term, once flight costs have been confirmed. The deadline for signing up for this festival is likely to be 5th September, so you will need to act quickly if you want to attend.
No doubt demand will be high after our students’ past experiences in Penang, Manila and Bangkok and after the success of the recent Prep School Production: don’t miss out!
The set for Emil and the Detectives, designed by Mr Stratton, was certainly very impressive – the moment when the curtains opened to reveal the full expanse of the stage was a great moment of theatre.
But all great things start from humble beginnings. Mr Stratton was in school on the recent public holiday to start the set design: