On 6th of July the curtain went up at the Town Hall, on St. Joseph’s School’s production of the musical ‘Fame’. Staff and pupils put months of hard work into the production which played to sell-out audiences on both nights.
The musical tells the story of the hopes and aspirations of a group of young students at PA, a school for performing arts. This scenario gave ample opportunity for St Joseph’s pupils to show off their singing, dancing and acting skills in a production which bubbled with energy.
There were strong performances from the lead characters: Abi Logg as the actor Nick Piazza, Grace Waterhouse as actress Serena Katz, Harriet Dawson as ‘comic’ actor ‘Joe’ Vegas, Lucy Bruton as the tragic Carmen Diaz, Millie Boardman as hip hop dancer Tyrone Jackson and Grace Hocking as the strict English teacher Miss Sherman, all of whom sang and acted with great panache. There were some tremendous song and dance routines from the whole cast, every individual performing with infectious enthusiasm.
The team behind the scenes including Directors Jemma Bateman and Rosemary O’Brien, Music Producers Ashley Withey and Elisabeth Mann, Choreographers Teresa Sparrow, Jane Gardner and Sarah Watson and the Production team Tracey Ivell, Rebecca Walker and St Joseph’s pupils are to be congratulated on a highly professional production which was clearly as much fun to perform as it was to watch.