School of Rock
School of Rock has been a huge part of the year so far, as we were rehearsing since the beginning of September. All of the incredible hard work paid off and I am so proud of everyone who took part. School of Rock has been a chance to make some amazing new friends- and get closer with others who I might not have gotten to know otherwise. After months of working together after school and over long weekends, you become like a big family and it is still hard to believe it's over.
The show has given me a chance to build my confidence; something I've had trouble with in the past, and will hopefully build up more and more over the next year or two.
School of Rock has been an amazing experience with amazing people and, in a way, we all want to go back and do it again and it's great that the school provides opportunities like this for students.
Katie Mack - Year 10
The Show must go on
The happiest moments in my life are when I’m doing shows. I love everything about it, from making people laugh, getting into costume and the tight bond you build with the cast that become more like a family. Anyone that knows me, knows that acting is my dream and I put my heart and soul into it and the characters I play. So, you will be shocked to know that I thought about pulling out of School of Rock several times. I was devastated not to get cast as the character I had set my heart on, I don’t need to be the star, but I wanted to make an impact in probably our last show with Mr Gwynne at Magna. I felt very frustrated and emotional at times and the rehearsal schedule is exhausting. The life of an actor is not all about the rock and roll you see on stage! However, I received such brilliant support from Mr Gwynne and the School of Rock family which pulled me through - and I am so glad I did.
Show week was just the best. Seeing all our hard work come together, the excitement and fun we have backstage and then putting on these awesome shows was wonderful. School of Rock was the best production we have put on in my time here and I have learned so much from it, from developing Mr Williams’ character and scenes and from watching others and supporting cast members less confident than me. Thank you again to Mr Gwynne for all you have done for me - on and off stage - you really are a Rock God! And to the whole cast and crew - I am so proud and love you all! As I said, my happiest times are when I am doing shows, so I truly hope we will get to do another one together. I could go on and on, but I’ve got to leave it there, as I’m running late for my yoga class!