West Side Story
On 10th and 11th February Dunraven staff and students from all year groups were involved in the fantastic production of West Side Story. Bringing together talented actors, singers, dancers, musicians and technical crew the show showed Dunraven students' many talents.
Telling the tragic love story of Maria (Ellie) and Tony (Eben), the show is set in New York City in the 1950s. Two teenage street gangs of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds clash before Tony, one of the Jets, falls in love with Maria, the sister of Bernardo (Dorian), the leader of the Sharks, leading to their untimely deaths.
Bernstein’s magical but highly complex music was brought to life by an orchestra led by Ms Blackler. Ms. Edge even had to learn a new instrument, the piccolo, to make our version totally authentic. Our favourites included ‘Tonight’, ‘Somewhere’ and ‘I feel Pretty’.
The show was sold out at all performances and thrilled the audiences. Huge congratulations go to all involved for their hard work and dedication. A special thank-you to Ms Gooch (producer), Mrs Ormond & Ms Gaultier (directors), Ms Blackler (musical director), Ms Andrews (choreographer), Mr Jones (technical director), Ms K Smith (set designer) and band members Ms Edge, Ms Votano, Ms P Smith & Ms. Harington-Booth.
You can see the photographs here.
Comment by:Paula Langdon
Mar 07, 2010