Stu­dents’ Broad­way trib­ute

Macclesfield Express - - HEART OF THE COMMUNITY -

MU­SI­CAL lovers at Fa l l i b r o o m e Academy helped stage their own trib­ute to Broad­way.

Year 13 stu­dents, Matt Jevons, Louise Claf­fey and Will Rut­ley pro­duced An Evening on Broad­way with min­i­mal help from staff.

They put to­gether a very well writ­ten pro­posal then planned ev­ery­thing in­clud­ing au­di­tions, re­hearsals, ar­range­ments, re­fresh­ments, dec­o­ra­tions and ad­ver­tis­ing.

Matt Jevons said: “Will, Louise and I all love mu­si­cals and we wanted to have one fi­nal show at Fal­li­b­roome as well as giv­ing the Per­form­ing Arts depart­ment the chance to sit back and en­joy a show rather than be­ing back­stage.

“When I be­gan with the ini­tial con­cept I had no idea what level of or­gan­i­sa­tion was go­ing to be re­quired, from cast­ing to sched­ul­ing and run­ning re­hearsals, to writ­ing mu­si­cal ar­range­ments.

“We re­alised we needed a con­duc­tor for the band and be­fore I knew it I was also stood in front of the stage con­duct­ing a full band and horn sec­tion, which was quite the shock for my­self, as a drum­mer.

“The show had a hugely un­ex­pected turnout and I am im­mensely proud of ev­ery­one in­volved.”

●● From left: Fraser Mack­in­tosh, Liam Nolan, Char­lie Jones, Matt Jevons and Will Rut­ley in re­hearsals

●● El­lena Wil­liams, Louise Claf­fey and Amy Pace on stage

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