Bede Polding College Windsor’s Creative Arts Department is presenting A Midsummer Musical, a contemporary rendition of A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Shakespeare, featuring hit songs from the 80s. It will be on show from Thursday September 19 until Saturday September 21 at 7pm.
This musical has been a long time coming for the school, which last presented a performance in 2013. Bede’s drama teacher and musical director Ashlee Thurling said the enthusiasm and dedication of staff and students have made for a very enjoyable journey.
“I have had the absolute pleasure watching our drama students refine character, blocking and intentions within improving their own confidence,’’ Mrs Thurling said.
“The music students have greatly improved their technical ability and have learnt to appreciate the camaraderie required in being part of an ensemble. The art students have shown great ownership in their design task, engaging in a positive way to develop their art making skills and make informed decisions confidently.’’
“Overall, the countless hours spent rehearsing, singing, dancing, building and painting is a shining example of the hard work this community has given to the collective creative goal,’’ Mrs Thurling said.
Students from Year 9 to Year 12 are featured in the cast, while the musicians come from Year 8 and Year 10, the design team is from Year 10 and the backstage crew featured students from Year 7 to Year 11.