Students across all year groups at Linton Village College were involved in a fantastic and highly-acclaimed production of High School Musical.
The plot of the Disney musical, based on 2006 film, is set in an American high school and encourages students to be individual and true to their own beliefs and interests.
A cast of 67 students, supported by a tech team of 6 students began rehearsals back in September. This culminated with four performances at the beginning of Feb 2023. The students were thrilled to receive a standing ovation on the final night.
The show challenged the students to include humour, sentimental moments and a wide range of characterisation through the three disciplines of singing, acting and dancing. The show culminated with the well-known number ‘All in this Together’, followed by an extensive megamix.
A large production team worked to ensure all elements of the show came together. The Drama, Music and Dance Departments worked alongside specialist singing teachers to ensure that the authenticity of the show was achieved. Student leadership was exceptional with students leading rehearsal warm-ups, offering artistic ideas, choreographing some of the numbers and sourcing props. Most notably, so many students supported the production team with clearing up after rehearsals, true Linton Learners!
To achieve the large-scale impact of the show, the stage was extended and an array of lighting features was hired from a professional lighting company with accompanying training for the student led technical team.
Congratulations to all of the cast and technical team for a wonderful production experience. Feedback from the school community and members of the public was fantastic.
“It was phenomenal and it was clear that all members of the cast were having the time of their lives!”