Grease the Musical!
St Dominic's Sixth Form College Production of the 1970's Smash Hit Grease - a Sell-Out Triumph!
The St Dominic's College Production of Grease the Musical played to a packed house in the Siena Hall last night! An audience of 400 plus enjoyed an absolutely superb performance which was the culmination of six months hard work and dedication by the cast and staff members under the guidance of Abigail Gorton, Head of Music and Carrie McDonough, Head of Theatre Studies.
A cast of twenty five, a backstage crew of eight and a band of ten wowed the audience who in turn were excited and thrilled by the show, which was in fact a first for the College. We even had our very own Pink Ladies who ushered the audience to their seats!
Abi Gorton, Head of Music writes: Our production of Grease was totally consuming and an enriching experience for all involved. The cast and crew will never forget the experience and neither will the staff involved. It really was a massive team effort and I am so grateful to all who helped. The musicians outdid themselves with Ella Pierre learning to play the Tenor Sax to a expert level in a matter of 4 months (she is an Oboist!). Kassim Mirza (Keyboard) and Petterson Souza (Drums) also shone -they did not miss a beat. A truly inspiring level of professionalism that was matched by the cast and crew.
Carrie McDonough, Head of Theatre Studies comments: "Directing St Dominic's students in Grease has been one of the highlights of my teaching career. It has been a joy to work with such talented, committed and thoughtful students. Over the course of the four months we worked together the ensemble came to be a family, students have forged friendships, built confidence and made memories for life. They are very special people and I am thrilled that they pulled off such an amazing feat".
Earlier in the day 400 children from our Catholic partner schools (St George’s, St Bernadette’s, St Anselm’s, St Theresa’s, St Robert Southwell, St Joseph’s and St John Fisher) loved the performance and the Headteacher of St Anselm’s, Anne Monahan, contacted Andrew Parkin, College Principal, to say how delighted she was to see a past pupil, Amy Kennedy, taking a lead role in the show.
Patrick Freely, Chair of Governors commented: "Last night’s show really was quite a triumph and showed the College at its all-time best. Very well done to all the students and staff involved".
Overall a fantastic day for our College and an occasion that many of us will remember for a very long time to come.
More photographs of the evening can be found by clicking the link here.