Thursday, February 08, 2018

CPC musical 2018 in rehearsal

Pic from CPC TY blog.
The Windy City is where Cross and Passion TY students are heading for their annual musical offering this year, writes Chloe O'Connell. The Class of 2017/2018 will be putting on the musical 'Chicago', running from from March 13-15.

From the word go the students have thrown themselves into making sure the musical will be a great success. Every student will be involved somewhere in the musical whether they are acting, singing or dancing. Or doing the stage construction, promoting the musical, designing the set and costumes, helping out with hair and makeup or being on the front of house the night of the performances. All 120 students will be involved in some area of the musical throughout the year.

This year we are lucky enough to have the Leanna Moran Stage School helping us to prepare. They are choreographing the dance routines, helping with our stage presences and helping out with acting as well. The teachers dedicating their time to making the musical happen are Mrs Fox, one of the school's music teachers; and Mr O’Toole who is overseeing the construction of the stage. Mrs Lawrence and Mrs Rowan, the schools other music teachers, will also have an input and help out throughout the year and, of course, the TY’s coordinator Mrs Groome. The students are incredibly grateful to all the teachers involved and to the Leanna Moran Stage School for helping to make this year’s musical happen.

With the leads casted, the dances under way and construction nearly finished, March is sure to fly in for all of us involved. We hope to see many friendly faces from Kilcullen on the nights of the musical, and tickets are now available for pre-order — they're sure to sell out fast, so be sure to contact the School Office to get your hands on some.

Patron packages are also now available for €50, these packages include two front row tickets to the show, a free production booklet, and are automatically entered into the raffle. By buying a patrons package you are donating a small amount of money towards the musical to cover the cost of production, to help the musical to go ahead.

The production also wouldn’t happen without the kind sponsorship from businesses around Kilcullen. Any business who is interested in sponsoring the musical can contact the School Office. All businesses which sponsor will be featured in the production booklet.

(ED NOTE: Chloe O'Connell is a TY student in CPC who did her work experience week with the Kilcullen Diary.)