SCHOOLS READY TO DANCE

School­child­ren play their part in show based on fun rhymes

Isis Town and Country - - Front Page - By MATTHEW MCIN­ER­NEY

WOULD you like your next school mu­si­cal per­formed in a house?

Per­haps you would like it with a mouse?

If you don’t like them in a house, with a mouse, in a box or with a fox, per­haps you would ven­ture to one of five dif­fer­ent sites for one of the 10 Seussi­cal per­for­mances.

The up­com­ing Seussicals are based on the works of Dr Seuss and di­rected by David Horner.

The am­bi­tious idea will see seven schools from our dis­trict learn parts of the same mu­si­cal, which will be led by a core cast.

Mr Horner has busily worked on the project in among his other com­mit­ments for the past few months, a thought made even more ex­haust­ing when you con­sider about 800 peo­ple are in­volved.

“Oh, there’s been a lot of hours ded­i­cated to this,” Mr Horner said.

“I’ve been go­ing since about Septem­ber last year.

“We’ve got some re­ally strong leads, which I’m very happy with.”

Mr Horner de­scribed Seussi­cal as one of the pre­ferred mu­si­cals in the US and one that was grow­ing in pop­u­lar­ity.

Lo­cal pro­duc­tions saw stu­dents par­tic­i­pate in sev­eral arts and dance work­shops, the for­mer of which was sup­ported by the Re­gional Arts De­vel­op­ment Fund.

Arts con­sul­tant Fiona Dyer, cre­ative co-or­di­na­tor Lyn Marsh and chore­og­ra­pher Tara Thomp­son have also put many hours of work into the pro­duc­tion.

“The cos­tumes have been cre­ated by the stu­dents,” Mr Horner said.

“The other half of the per­for­mance is the two groups of com­mu­nity cast and dancers.”

Booyal Memo­rial Hall will host the first per­for­mance at 6.30pm on Novem­ber 11, with Booyal Cen­tral State School on cen­tre stage.

Visit www.isis­com­mu­ni­tythe­atre.com for de­tails.

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SEUSSICALS: Good­wood State School is one of seven schools tak­ing part in the Isis Com­mu­nity The­atre’s Seussi­cal the Mu­si­cal pro­duc­tions. Tara Thomp­son teaches the kids what they need to do.

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