Congratulations to Oxley Senior College students on the marvellous success of the musical production ‘Broadway Stories’! The show highlighted 18 musical hits from very different eras of Broadway musicals, representing each decade from the 1900s through to current stage shows. Songs featured were from ‘My Fair Lady’, ‘Crazy for You’, ‘Wizard of Oz’, ‘Sound of Music’, ‘Singin’ in the Rain’, ‘Jersey Boys’, ‘Godspell’, ‘Footloose’, ‘Beauty and the Beast’, ‘The Lion King’, ‘Hairspray’, ‘High School Musical’, ‘Les Miserables‘ and many others, including this year’s new musical ‘Once‘.
Such was the standard of the singing, acting and dancing that audiences found themselves emotionally moved by thought-provoking songs from the years of the world wars and the depression, then wonderfully uplifted the next minute with energetic, toe-tapping dance and comedy routines. The cast included students from Years 7 to 12 and audiences kept asking “How is it that there is so much vocal talent in one school?” There were four performances, with all but one sold out!
Head of Senior School, Geoff Roberts-Thomson, said, “Broadway Stories was simply a brilliant production! The cast was a unified group, who happily supported the excellence of others in each section of the show.”
Congratulations to the dedicated Performing Arts staff who have worked enthusiastically with the students over many months. Thanks also go to the students, staff and past students of the backstage, sound and lighting, hair and make-up, and front of house crews for their tremendous support. An outstanding production, thoroughly enjoyed by the performers and audiences.