Gin Gin High’s vampirish tribute to Shirley Halpin
GIN Gin High’s musical this year has an extra bite with it being set in the sleepy village of Humperdink, Transylvania, the original home of Count Dracula.
A vampire well known for his fearlessness, but of course, that was year’s ago.
Besides the present day Mr Dracula faints at the sight of blood and vampires are now just part of mythology, surely … something to conjure up at Halloween time.
Gin Gin High students explore the whole vampire theme in their latest musical production – Bats being performed at the school hall tomorrow, May 6 and Saturday May 7.
“It’s always a challenge to have some eighty students working as a team, but the end product is always worth it,” said Ms George, one of the show’s organisers.
“It’s most entertaining with a number of chase scenes, endless puns, great characterisation, and fabulous singing, to keep everyone in the audience engaged throughout.”
“We have dedicated this year’s show to Mrs Shirley Halpin, the instigator of our school musicals 35 years ago,” said Mr Newman.
“She directed this show in 1989, and what is really great is that we have some current students in this year’s rendition whose parents were previous students who performed in that first show,” he said.
“It’s always a great experience to work with students on a piece that’s been done before, because each cohort brings their own spin to the story.
“We really look forward to a great attendance again this year and hope to provide our audiences over the two days with an unforgettable experience,” Mr Newman said.
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