Our annual school production has yet again been a huge success. ‘Hot Mikado’ was performed over three nights for audiences to enjoy, plus two matinee performances for local primary schools. The show is a colourful, lively version of the classic Gilbert and Sullivan tale that takes the original musical and jazzes it up to 1940s ‘swing-style’.
It was a colourful extravaganza which celebrated the collaboration between the Music and Drama departments, as well as incorporating pupils from Cranberry Academy, Excalibur, Alsager Highfields and Weston primary schools. Miss Taylor, choreographer and PE teacher, said: “The performance was absolutely fantastic; all our students gave 100% throughout the rehearsal process and performances. Many thanks go to all the primary school pupils and staff involved, as they were great and we look forward to working with them again in the future.”
Mr Galley, Subject Leader of Music, said: ”Over 150 students and staff from within the Alsager community worked together as a team to produce a brilliant show and it was just great to be part of that team”.
Mr Middlebrook said: “I am extremely proud of all the students and staff involved in creating such a wonderful show. It was a real school production, a huge cast with ages ranging from 7 to 18 and involving five schools. I am sure everyone enjoyed the performances as much as I did and it is always a real pleasure to see young people enjoying themselves so much, whether that was on the stage singing and dancing, playing in the band, working on the set, lighting, costumes or behind the stage. The staff also did a great job, so many colleagues were involved but I would especially like to thank Mr Galley, Miss Edwards, Miss Taylor and Miss Waterhouse for all the hours of work they put into the show”.