SCHOOLS READY TO DANCE
Schoolchildren play their part in show based on fun rhymes
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.
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.