Heroes and villains star at school gala
AFTER months of rehearsals, weeks of planning and sleepless nights, Isis District State High School showed off the talents of its students at its Arts Gala on Friday evening.
Heroes Vs Villains was presented to a packed Isis Cultural Centre, which meant late audience members had to stand.
Backstage before the show it was mayhem, with 80 students full of nervous energy.
Students from Years 7 to 12 took part in this year’s Heroes Vs Villains show.
Teacher and performing arts co-ordinator Megan Gilsenan said it had taken half the year to put the event together.
“The students have done a fantastic job and I am proud of all of them,” she said.
Backstage, parents and teachers did final checks before the curtain call.
Parents applied the final touches to hair and make-up while nervous students paced the room rehearsing lines and acting out scenes.
Grandma (Eden Farembella) sat in the chair as make-up was expertly applied.
“I am so ready for tonight,” Grandma said
The lights dimmed and the excited crowd settled in for the show.
The production had its minor mishaps but the show went off and the crowd was entertained.
The school’s Arts Gala was a massive hit and all the students, teachers and parents should be proud of the effort they put into making the production happen.
“It was the combined efforts of the music, drama, vocal and the dance troupes that made this possible,” Miss Gilsenan said.
She thanked Gary Munks, head of department for performing arts, for everything he’d done to pull the production together.
Principal Allan Cook said it was a fantastic evening that provided another opportunity for the community to feel proud of its young people.
“A special mention must be made for the superb work of performing arts co-ordinator Megan Gilsenan, who so effectively organised the performance,” he said.
The evening was supported by an art display of student work, catering by hospitality students, and P&C members who kept patrons refreshed at the bar.
ARTS GALA: Starring Baggy Bon Bon, Sunny Bunny, Korn Flakes and Bozza Nutta.
ARTS GALA: Final touches before Grandma makes her enterance on to the big stage guided by Eden Farembella.