Oliver sure to delight
REHEARSALS are underway for Proserpine State High School’s musical production of Oliver. Director Jenny Napier said this year’s production will also be a way to welcome Year 7s to the school. “Normally I only do Year 9 to 12 in productions, but this time I’m having Year 7 to 12,” she said. Rehearsals are already well under way for the main show in early May, having started on the second day of school. Students are giving up lunch hours, after-school hours, and even weekends to make sure the musical is a smash hit. “We’re running about 12 hours of rehearsals a week,” Mrs Napier said. The show won’t be a half measure, with choreographers, an artist, professional mentor musicians and a former student, now a sound and lighting engineer. “It’s the favourite Oliver Twist,” said director Jenny Napier. “It’s a community and extended Proserpine High School family production,” she said.
ARTFUL: Logan Donadelli and Jack Taylor rehearse a scene from Oliver! while Emma Bauer, Hayley Galea, Maddi Telford, Amy Stockow, Liam Mason, Jade Davis and Malachai Lane watch on.