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.