West End High - July 2018

 

Here isThis year’s production has been written by a team of our students from years 10, 11 and 6th form, with Miss Kalia and is an original story created using the students most favourite characters.

Along with the support of Dance Club, Production club pupils have written the script and created their own dance routines.

Like last year, students have the opportunity to be a part of the backstage art crew working on set design, props and costumes. This has been a great opportunity to work on fine gross motor skills painting, making sculptures and sewing and still be a part of the whole production team.  Miss Nolan's Media group has created the show's trailer and the scenes backdrops which were used for every performance!

This original story was written by our own students to include  some  of the famous Musical theatre show characters they have studied in Dance lessons.  The music and songs help to shape the narrative of the story and you may have heard some from  your favourite shows. The story is set in Wonka’s School of Performing Arts, West End High, where loads of dancers/singers want to make it on the big stage. The new kids nearly get into the wrong crowd, the naughty Jets and Tbirds, and are guided by the friendly Dodger around school. Senior students have exciting news, but Tracy  is faced with a tough decision to choose whether to attend Prom or a big audition… the show must go on!

We would like to thank all the pupils and staff involved in the show.   

To see all the photos from the shows, please visit our Our School/Gallery/West End High.

The Script is attached below.

The Programme is attached below.


It all started back in September 2017 with Scriptwriters' Club

Then, in January 2018, we started rehearsing in Production Club (Mondays after school) and Dance Club (Wednesdays after school).  

 

 

 

 

 

 

We held auditions for the main parts.

 

 

And did read throughs of the lines

 

Some pupils opted to be part of the Production Crew, helping to design and plan costumes, scenery, props and artwork.   Staff kindly helped with costumes, hair and makeup.

 

The Sixth Form Media class made a short film at the beginning of the show, and put together the slides to go behind the performance.

 

The Site Team helped us put up the stage, lighting and microphones.

 

 

Jasmin in Year 8 designed the winning Poster advertising the Production.

 

After a full week of rehearsals, we were finally ready to put on a great show.   2-6 July 2018 was performance week.  We gave several performances to pupils and staff during the daytime, and two performances to parents, governors and guests on Thursday evening and Friday morning.   It was a very hot week, but pupils did not give in......the show must go on !

 

 

 

 

For more photos of the performances please visit Our School / Gallery / West End High.

 

Here is some feedback:

Here is some feedback:

Absolutely amazing!!  Well done to everyone for every little part they played.  Keep it up!

Simi’s mum (Sixth Form)

 

Absolutely wonderful!

Mr Goodbody

Parent Governor

 

Amazing ! So good all the cast remembered their lines and queues.

Ms Desa (Parent)

 

 The dancing and the timing was slick and was quick and
brilliant all at the same time.  Everyone was happy. Well done.
Rosie (Sixth Form)

 I liked when everyone danced to

“The Greatest Show”

Nausheen (Year 7)

 Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious—and fantastic. Enjoyed very much.  Prisha

 I liked singing “Our School” at the beginning of the show.  I like from off watching One Night Only and Flashdance from off stage.   Harry K (Year 7)

Absolutely fantastic!  Superstars!

Miss K (Faculty Head of Arts)

 I liked Dancing Queen best.

Aaran (Year 8)

The show was

fantastic and it was the best one I have ever done this year.

Hasan

 The acting was terrific, the performance was top notch and the dance choreography was amazing. Miss Kalia and her group are now Dancing Queens!
Gabriael
(Sixth Form and one of this year’s Scriptwriters)

 Fantastic show, I wanted to keep
getting up to dance and each song took me back to childhood and growing up. Well done!  Everyone did a fantastic job with so much energy.  Very much enjoyed the show.

Angela—Family Friend