“St. Dominic’s High School Musical” Showcase of transition year talent opens on Wednesday 9th April and runs for two nights.
Excitement is building in St. Dominic’s as the transition year students are putting the final touches to their performances, learning the last of their lines and polishing off their dancing shoes. It must be that time of year: the school musical.
This year, the transition year students under the directorship of music teacher, Louise Murtagh are showcasing their talents on stage in a production of the 2006 Disney showstopper, “High School Musical”.
Rehearsals have been underway for months and the students are relieved to see all the hard work and commitment paying off. Caitlin Dutton plays the show’s diva Sharpay and has been rehearsing non-stop for the last number of weeks. “There’s a lot to remember between your lines, the dance steps and the different songs! But it’s so worth it. I can’t wait, I’m so excited!”
The show has been a success story for all the students in the year, not just those performing. TY coordinator and school principal, Mary Daly is proud of the united front the students are showing. “It’s great to see all the students getting involved in some way – either on stage, painting the back drop, selling tickets, organising the raffle. Everyone has a part to play and everyone’s input is important. That’s an important lesson for all of these students to take away from this experience.”
The show takes place on Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th April and starts at 19.30 in the School Hall. Music teacher Ms Murtagh promises that the audience is in for a treat. “It’s a wonderful show and a chance to see these students at their very best. We have some extra special staff appearances that have to be seen to be believed!”
This high performing school are hoping for packed houses on both nights so don’t delay in buying tickets and filling up those seats. One thing to be sure of, this is one show you won’t want to miss.