Mooroopna Secondary College students are in the midst of preparing for this year’s musical production Pyjamas in Paradise.May 26, 2014 3:35am
Set in the 1950s, Pyjamas in Paradise follows the story of Bruce Large, a retired, fast talking and larger-than-life entrepreneur and his controversial dream to turn Surfers into paradise.
Based on the book by John-Michael Howson, the production promises audience members a walk down memory lane with the inclusion of hits Rock Around the Clock, Shakin’ All Over, It’s My Party, La Bamba, and Itsy, Bitsy, Teenie, Weenie, Yellow Polka Dot Bikini.
Director Amanda Sibio said it was wonderful to expose students to the songs of the rock ’n’ roll era.
‘‘They are learning the classic ’50s music that really gets people tapping their feet. The show features some great harmonies and energetic ensemble numbers that many parents and grandparents will be familiar with,’’ she said.
‘‘Musical directors Lindy Tennant and Leona Gibbs have been spending many lunch times perfecting the songs with both the cast and band.
‘‘Choreographer Frances Ceravolo has been teaching the kids some rock ’n’ roll moves, a style of dance she loves.’’
Ms Sibio said more than 50 students from Years 7 to 12 were involved in this year’s production, and preparations were about to intensify, with students soon to embark on a two-day, intensive rehearsal.
‘‘In addition to performers, a number of students have been working to create audio-visual projections to be used as back-drops, as well as signs and props,’’ she said.
‘‘Other students will be assisting with make-up and back-stage during performance week.
‘‘We’ve also been utilising the expertise of former MSC student Reece Rowe who has been assisting with rehearsals.’’
Ms Sibio said performances were on Friday, May 30 and Saturday, May 31, at Westside Performing Arts Centre, Mooroopna, starting at 7.30pm.
Tickets can be bought from Mooroopna Secondary College in Echuca Rd, Mooroopna.
For more information, phone Amanda Sibio or Lindy Tennant at the college on 5825 2344.
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