Students set to shine as All The World’s A Stage is showcased at Ormiston Denes Academy in Lowestoft
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A Lowestoft academy is set to transport audiences on a musical journey.
Students at Ormiston Denes Academy have been working hard since September to prepare for an end of year showcase that highlights their talents.
Audiences are being invited to board via the departure lounge at the assembly hall of the school in Yarmouth Road for three performances of the production, All The World's A Stage.
This travel themed showcase visits various continents, where students will perform extracts from musicals, dance, poetry and plays.
With 27 students – from years seven to 11 – showing off their dancing, singing and acting skills in the production, there will also be a further eight students working behind the scenes as technicians for the showcase.
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Ormiston Denes' head of drama, Hannah Morris, who is leading the production, said: 'Throughout the year the students have participated in a theatre group that has focused on their performance skills and supported them to develop their singing, dancing and acting abilities. All of their hard work and development, over the course of the academic year, has been collated for this showcase of their talents, themed around travel.'
With more than 40 students auditioning for parts in the showcase, children from all year groups have been involved with music 'inspired' by the different areas.
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'There is some real talent on show,' Miss Morris said. 'We have been rehearsing since September, and they have really built up their skills.'
With music and dance from Oliver, the Lion King, Willy Wonka and even an Abba medley, entertainment for all is provided. Year 10 head boy Hubert Czubaj is the pilot/narrator for the production as he is joined by his cabin crew in leading the audience on the journey through music and the cultures of Europe, Africa, Asia, the USA and UK.
The production also features head girl, Lauren Benjamin, as part of the cast as she sings Let It Go, from Frozen, while the show's stage manager is year ten student Katy Leaper.
Head of music, and the show's music director Jackie Turner, said: 'The improvement of the students has been incredible – a lot them never been in a production before. We are very proud of them all.'
All The World's A Stage will be performed at Ormiston Denes Academy in Yarmouth Road, Lowestoft, at 7pm tonight (Wednesday, July 12), Thursday, July 13 and Friday, July 14. Tickets, which cost £4 for adults and £2 for children/concessions, are still available from the school reception, by calling 01502 574474 or email firstname.lastname@example.org/showcase-2k17