Gad’s Juniors lit-up the stage when they performed an animated interpretation of ‘Aladdin’ in their school theatre.
A young street urchin meets a villainous sourceror, a beautiful princess and a fun-loving genie as he takes a captivated audience on a magical journey, featuring professional choreography and flawless solos from children as young as 10.
The annual musical is a highlight of the Juniors’ final term, with every child from Years Three to Six taking part.
A glittering palace, three wishes, dazzling sets and animated staging, big song and dance numbers and slapstick comedy complete Gad’s interpretation of this family favourite.
Weeks of rehearsals in drama lessons culminate in a three-night show that never fails to amaze the crowd, with seats selling-out within hours of being released to proud parents, friends of the school and fellow Junior and Senior students, showing their support.
Headmaster Mr Paul Savage congratulated the cast on another ‘fantastic’ production, before thanking the many teachers and staff that helped make it such a success.
He went on to praise the dedication and commitment of Musical Director, Mr Kieran Lamb, for his talent in supporting the children and bringing out the best in them musically.
Mr Savage also commended Artistic Director and professional dance and drama teacher, Mrs Crowter, for her ‘outstanding choreography’ and ‘energy and warmth’ when working with the children.
The Gad’s Juniors clapped and cheered, maybe even louder than the audience did for them, when Mrs Crowter was invited on stage to receive a huge bouquet of flowers from the cast.
The Headmaster continued: “We are very lucky here at Gad’s to have specialist teachers who dedicate their time to providing musical and theatrical coaching.
“Our children thrive in these extra-curricular lessons and judging by the many beaming smiles on stage tonight, I am sure some very special memories have been made.”