This year every girl from kindergarten to Year 6 was involved in our amazing musical, ‘The Little Mermaid’. The musical was a lot of fun and it was amazing to have all of the junior school involved. The musical was a great success but it wouldn’t have happened without the encouragement, support and work of all the teachers especially Mrs Trevelyan-Jones and Mrs Vaughn. We were also very fortunate to have the assistance of dance teachers Ms Poppy who choreographed the Year 4,5 and 6’s dances and Miss Jackie Sloan who choreographed the kindergarten, Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3’s dances.
Kindy danced to ‘Kiss the Girl’. This was a very cute performance. They wore Hawaiian skirts and little yellow tops. The Year 1 girl’s dance was great and I think their seagull costumes were well suited to their song, ‘Human Stuff’. Year 2 had a very colourful parade, dancing to ‘Under the Sea’. Year 3’s costumes really suited their performance to the song, ‘Poor Unfortunate Souls’ and I think everyone would admit that they were shivering with fright.
Year 4 danced the can-can to the song, ‘Le Poisson’ wearing maid, chef and fish outfits. It was definitely loved by all. Year 5K prettily danced, ‘Daughters of Triton’. They also danced to ‘The Storm’ and that was one wop of a dance. Year 5A danced to, ‘She’s in Love’ with some attitude! Year 6 danced to ‘Fathoms Below’ and this dance was a wonderful start to the show. The junior school danced to under the sea as an incredible finale! What an amazing way to finish of the show!
Being part of the junior school musical 2015 was so exciting! Throughout every performance, the big drama studio was always buzzing with excitement as students crazily ran around, waiting to shine like a Rosie girl on stage. The maintenance team worked so hard to put all the props on stage. The class teachers also did an amazing job helping all the girls backstage. Having microphones fitted, last minute makeup done and running back and forth until the show finally started, was the case every night. Despite all these challenges backstage, The Little Mermaid was still an amazing show.
Devious plans, menacing smiles, black magic and a big chunk of attitude! Sounds like a whole lot of evil. Or maybe just a whole lot of Ursula! The queen of darkness would do anything for power, even steal a little mermaid’s soul. She’s sinister, she’s ambitious and she’s 100% evil. And in the Roseville College junior school musical 2015, it was my chance to show her to the world! Being a main part was a little bit scary but pretty awesome. All the makeup, costumes, rehearsals was really fun. However, it was also hard work! Learning all the lines, songs and actions took weeks of practicing, until we were finally ready for the big show. I completely transformed into my character as soon as I stepped out onto the stage. Singing the songs, saying the lines, and being Ursula was so much fun!!!
Flotsam the Eel could best be described as evil. Being Ursula’s minions and one of the main parts was exciting but very nerve racking! The first night of the musical you could feel the excitement in the air. All the costumes, makeup and crazy jumping around was so fun. Being on stage as a completely different person in front of heaps of people was great. I loved my costume, an eel shirt, green leggings and a mohawk and being in the wings waiting to transform was incredible.
Princess Ariel was a beautiful, royal mess who longed for Prince Eric’s heart. Hoping to be the one whose voice was the best, she sang for the prince’s heart. It was a lot of fun learning stage directions and actions until finally we were ready for the big show. Our costumes were amazing! Altogether it was a great show and a great and enjoyable experience!
By Sophie, Alyssa, Gabrielle, Zoe, Veronique, Kiana, Kayley & Lindsey.