Gin Gin High’s vam­pirish tribute to Shirley Halpin

Isis Town and Country - - Kolan News -

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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