Spec­tac­u­lar show­case

Geraldton Guardian - - ENTERTAINMENT -

No, Dan Aykroyd and Bill Mur­ray didn’t visit Ger­ald­ton late last month — but par­ents might have thought so af­ter ghost-bust­ing stu­dents from Hol­land Street School took to the stage.

Ger­ald­ton’s an­nual per­form­ing arts spec­ta­cle opened with a dance in­spired by the 1984 com­edy hit, fol­lowed by stu­dents with Ghost­buster back­packs de­signed and made by Year 8 stu­dent Con­nor McClel­land.

Show­case 2018 also fea­tured mu­si­cal ren­di­tions from 2017 film The Great­est Show­man, Broad­way mu­si­cal An­nie, hip-hop dances, didgeri­doo per­for­mances, tricks, stunts, spies and se­cret agents.

Co-or­di­na­tor Jo Cor­lett said the an­nual event farewelled Year 12 stu­dent Shiloh Lus­combe, who has been in ev­ery show­case since she was in Year 5, and wel­comed Mullewa District High School, which par­tic­i­pated in the event for the first time.

“Over­all, there was over 350 stu­dents and 40 staff in­volved in cre­at­ing and per­form­ing the acts on stage, work­ing back­stage, an­nounc­ing acts and run­ning the show,” Ms Cor­lett said.

“Show­case gives ev­ery stu­dent the op­por­tu­nity to per­form on a big stage. The look on their faces when they come off af­ter per­form­ing is price­less.

“Ev­ery­one was well be­haved, po­lite and the en­thu­si­asm was over­whelm­ing.”

The event was held at Queens Park The­atre.

Stu­dents from dif­fer­ent schools in­clud­ing Wag­grakine Pri­mary School, Range­way Pri­mary School and Al­len­dale Pri­mary School par­tic­i­pated in the event.

Stu­dent per­for­mances in­cluded a mu­si­cal the­atre ren­di­tion from An­nie, called A Hard Knock Life.

The event was a per­form­ing arts spec­ta­cle.

Stu­dents im­pressed school staff, par­ents and guests with their per­for­mances.

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