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CULTURE Junior Production – Fame Jr.

Christ’s College and Rangi Ruru Girls’ School Junior Drama Production

a real audience of 100 people for a mammoth nine performances. As in the past, the students really enjoyed the American Musical Theatre style, along with its energetic and relentless song and dance numbers. It was a joy to see every member of the cast with a wide grin for the full hour of every performance. A huge thank you must go to the College and Rangi Ruru staff who brought this production to life. Kirsty Bell’s dance routines and Nicholas Sutcliffe’s incredible work with the singing were impressive, especially under such time constraints. Grant Hadley designed the lighting and a brilliant set for the students to work on, not to mention, the fabulous car that made a special appearance making it possible to bring the 1980s, dream of dancing on a yellow cab a reality. Fame Jr. was an ensemble piece of theatre where each company member held the show together as a collective group. We are all excited by these exceptional young people. We saw incredible gratitude, maturity and theatrical skills from this cast and crew and we are very much looking forward to seeing them develop as they move through the school.

Fame Jr. Book by Jose Fernandez Lyrics by Jacques Levy Music by Steve Margoshes

Directed by Hannah Clarkson Old Boys’ Theatre 16–20 November 2021 Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia) With much anticipation of which Covid-19 level lay ahead, the Years 9 and 10 students from both College and Rangi Ruru Girls’ School attended auditions for Fame Jr. at the beginning of Term 3. The lucky cast of 40 then managed to get two weeks of rehearsals in before we went into a nationwide lockdown in the middle of August. Almost one month later we were back into rehearsals with an awareness of how lucky we were and a new racing spirit as we tried to make up for lost time. Two months later, it was opening night and those on and off stage were grateful to be performing to

Hannah Clarkson Director of Drama


Christ’s College Canterbury

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