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The Lion King - Junior School Musical

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Week 1, Term Two, 2018

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The Junior School cast and crew of over 100 students from Year 4 to Year 6 put on a spectacular show – not once, not twice, but three times. I had the pleasure of seeing all three shows and whilst there were some subtle differences, they were all equally impressive.

Any story worth telling is worth telling twice.

Rafiki, The Lion King 1 and 2

I find it awe inspiring to know the students and staff who pulled together a musical of this calibre in one term. It was amazing to see the work behind the scenes, as people rallied together to build sets and costumes; as well as to rehearse individually and as a team, choreographing dances, learning songs and bringing it all together to be the fabulous production that it was.

Congratulations to all of the cast involved. They were the ultimate professionals, pushing through in times of illness and adversity, improvising during sound or microphone glitches and, most importantly, enjoying the entire experience. I am proud of every student involved in the show.

I would also like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to the staff who coordinated various areas, putting in many additional hours throughout Term One. Many staff and parents contributed to this year’s musical, throughout rehearsals, as well as during performance days. Without their willingness to assist, we would not be able to put on a successful production. To these people, I say a very big thank you!

Congratulations to Mrs Brigitte Weintrop for successfully coordinating all aspects as Producer and Director of this year’s musical. Her time, dedication and talent is appreciated! Thanks to Miss Melissa Black as Music Director and Miss Sara Rosentreter as Choreography Director for their fabulous work in these areas.

The story of The Lion King is such a beautiful one I am sure it will live in the hearts of all of those involved for a very long time to come.

Hakuna Matata – it means no worries for the rest of your days!

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