Imagine how difficult it is to find a show that is suitable for a range of ages (5-12 year olds) to take part in. This is the challenge that the production team faces every when "show year" rolls around. After an exhaustive search two shows on a similar theme emerged. The story was of biblical proportions requiring some careful management to make it work in our school.
'Go Noah' was the end product of two scripts; one had great music and the other a humorous script that we were allowed to adapt to give it a Kiwi flavour. The music was so engaging that the girls quickly had many of the songs word perfect. There were a number of challenges with many animal names to be remembered in the correct order, dances to be choreographed and songs to be learnt.
After a whole term's work the different sections of the show began to come together. The set was assembled on the stage. The wooden ark that people might have expected to see turned out to be a great metallic construction in a very modern vein.
With one matinee performance and three evening shows, some very excited girls performed beautifully. As the nights wore on, the younger students strived to stay awake, many succeeding but one or two failing! The storm dancers continued to smell Persil fresh, as they tried not to dust off the washing powder that had been painted onto their costumes to allow them to glow in the dark!
At the end of the final night’s performance exhausted but exhilarated girls left the stage for the final time knowing that they could not have done any more to make this event any better than it was.