The auditorium certainly came alive with the Sound of Music last week. This year’s school production marks the culmination of hard work for over 150 students from Year 5 through to Year 12, including actors, singers, musicians, costume and set design students.
The success of the performance over the course of four days was the result of a tremendous effort from both staff and students alike. Every stage movement and set change was coordinated to perfection. With a live orchestra neighboring the audience, the most subtle nuances of a violin being plucked became more audible than ever. It is no surprise that the audience members were impressed.
In addition to the four nights of performances, the casts were immersed in a promotional campaign during the weeks leading up to opening night. This included acting out scenes during the AISMUN Opening and Closing ceremonies, assemblies, and also partaking in a series of photo-shoots.
Musicals and performances have always been core to the Performing Arts curriculum, due to its ability to bolster the confidence of students and also refine their performing skills. The teamwork displayed by students during musical camp and rehearsals were also highly impressive.
Through their involvement in the production students also gained invaluable life skills such as teamwork, collaboration, self-discipline, problem-solving, and the ability to step beyond their comfort zone to present themselves confidently and professionally.
Congratulations to every individual who gave up their time to produce one of the largest performances in AISHK history.
Until next time , “So Long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, adieu!”