Col­lege cabaret

Matamata Chronicle - - News - By JES­SICA FLOYDCRABBE

Six Beats Un­der is a highly an­tic­i­pated cabaret show at Mata­mata Col­lege from Au­gust 22 to 25, and ev­ery­one in­volved is cer­tain the event will be a great suc­cess.

The students in­volved in singing, danc­ing and play­ing in­stru­ments have been prac­tic­ing for months and re­hears­ing late into the night, gear­ing up for the big per­for­mance in a few weeks time.

Or­gan­iser Laura Atkins can­not wait for the show and for the chance to show off some of the school’s great tal­ents.

With 34 lead singers, dancers and band mem­bers in­volved, the lead-up to the per­for­mance has not been with­out its dif­fi­cul­ties.

“I think the hard­est part of this show has been sched­ul­ing prac­tices around class time and teach­ing students vo­cals and mu­sic so they can per­form artists they aren’t used to,” said vo­cal coach Kim BoltonHamp­ton.

The cabaret is all about show­cas­ing the students’ in­cred­i­ble tal­ents, whether danc­ing, singing or play­ing in­stru­ments.

The singers will per­form songs from de­ceased artists in­clud­ing Elvis Pres­ley, Whitney Hous­ton and Bob Mar­ley.

“I can’t wait for this. I think the best thing will be per­form­ing some of the great le­gends’ songs, and per­form­ing for a live au­di­ence,” said cabaret singer Jor­dan Harper, who will per­form as Donna Sum­mers.

“We all want to say a huge thank you to Miss Atkins and Mrs Bolton-Hamp­ton for their awe­some guid­ance.”

Tick­ets to the 7pm shows are $10 for adults and $5 for students.

Miss Atkins said it is a chance to see some great tal­ent and that it will be an awe­some evening.

“It’s been a team ef­fort . . . I cer­tainly wouldn’t have been able to do it my­self.

‘‘I can’t wait to see the fi­nal re­sult from weeks of the students’ hard work.”

Six beats un­der: Mata­mata Col­lege stu­dent Daniel Lang­stein per­forms as Buddy Holly ahead next week’s cabaret.

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