He­roes and vil­lains star at school gala

Isis Town and Country - - Front Page -

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.

PHOTO: JODIE DIXON

ARTS GALA: Star­ring Baggy Bon Bon, Sunny Bunny, Korn Flakes and Bozza Nutta.

PHOTO: JODIE DIXON

ARTS GALA: Fi­nal touches be­fore Grandma makes her en­ter­ance on to the big stage guided by Eden Farem­bella.

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