Archive for June 9th, 2012

Titanic – The Musical June 9th

June 9, 2012
Meeting some of the cast

Meeting some of the cast

Denmead Operatic Society performed this musical to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the loss of the Titanic.

This was an extremely polished and well produced show and the cast were excellent. Both the individual and ensemble performances could hardly have been bettered.

Performed at Park Community School in Leigh Park, the matinee performance that we saw was almost sold out.

Meeting some of the cast

Meeting some of the cast

The company worked very hard before the run of the show, with rehearsals, set building and wardrobe taking time to perfect. The lighting was very effective and the stage crew deserve a mention for their scenery shifting

THINK! Rock Challenge┬« 2012 June 8th

June 9, 2012

This was a brilliant evening of entertainment comprising themed mini-musicals from 12 schools and colleges covering an area from Bournemouth to Brighton, and Ryde to Stevenage.

Each of them had arrived here, at the second Regional Open Final, by either winning or coming second in their local heat and all of the costumes, make-up, sets and lighting were designed in-house.

Our very own Park Community School were there and eventually came 4th. They also had the accolade of a special certificate for their stage lighting. This was designed by one of the students, and, when presented, it was announced that it was fit for the professional stage.

The whole event, which is international, was created to draw attention to the risks inherent in taking drugs and alcohol, and is sponsored by, amongst others, the association of Chief Police Officers, Be Your Best Foundation and ANSVAR Insurance.

The event was won by the pupils of Oakmead College of Technology from Bournemouth with a production entitled “Hiroshima”. Second was Wye Valley School from Buckinghamshire with “Ring o’ Roses”.

All-in-all a great evening, with tremendous enthusiasm and effort by all concerned.