“As good as when I saw it with Phillip Schofield!”
The Academy’s first combined primary and secondary musical production was a sell-out success.
Over 100 students and staff sang and played their hearts out to bring the much-loved West End musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat to the stage.
Mr Thompson, Director of Music and Performing Arts, said: “This is our first school musical production and it has been a fantastic experience.
“We would like to thank all the students, staff and parents for their hard work.
“As well as the brilliant performances from the cast, choirs and orchestra, there is also a lot that goes on behind the scenes, such as with set and costumes.
“We hope that everyone had a great time on the night.”
Among the staff starring alongside students was Academy singing teacher, Mr Bayley, who appeared in the first Pop Idol series with Will Young. As well as performing across the region with the Aaron Bayley Band, he works with schools to inspire young singers and made a special appearance as “Pharaoh.”
“It brought students from all years together.”
“It was really fun playing bass in the band, which also gave me more confidence in performing.”
“Joseph helped me gain confidence in myself and I made so many amazing friends. I didn’t want it to end, it was an amazing experience.”
Chair of Governors, Mrs Snelling added: “In the words of the children, “it was awesome!”
“The narrators excelled at pulling together the storyline and all the cast looked as though they were thoroughly enjoying themselves. The soloists were well chosen and sang with confidence and enthusiasm.
“I would like to congratulate all concerned, front and backstage, for an outstanding evening of family entertainment. You have set the bench high as a measure for future productions. I am looking forward to next year’s production – for which I already have my tickets!”