(The original review had to be moderated due to privacy issues.)
Wednesday, August 25, was a busy day for the students of E.E.P.S. It was the night of the 2010 school concert, something all of us had been waiting for.
The night started with an introduction from the Percussion Ensemble, leading up to the Preps item of ‘Dinosaurs.’ How adorable it was seeing those faces light up when they ‘danced the dinosaur.’ It was definitely something special.
The Year One item of Pirates was funnier than expected. Having have seen the rehearsal earlier that day, I was definitely surprised when Paul Hogan (the director) came rushing on stage when ‘The Pirate King’ couldn’t untie her sash. “To find the Treasure!” was the aim. The rivalry between the good pirates, bad pirates and natives was more funny than cruel, but still entertaining.
The Year Two’s told the story of Robin Hood. Dancing was their favourite thing in this musical tale although dancing is banned from the town. They needed Robin Hood to save the towns people. It was a great story, but Robin’s stand up comedy appropriately wasn’t the best.
The Year Three’s and Four’s did two items, Romeo and Juliet, and Titanic.
Romeo fell in love again, with Juliet, after realising how many crushes he had actually had…they must have listed like what, 15 different girls? The rivalry between the families of Romeo and Juliet was too much for the two, until Juliet found Romeo had stabbed himself only to know that Juliet was ‘dead.’ It was forbidden love.
Titanic was definitely one of my favourites. A magnificent twist on the true story of the RMS Titanic. The dance at the start was very entertaining, and the expressions on some of the student’s faces were very believable when they heard “Ice ahead!” Great acting!
‘The Way the West was east,’ was the name of the Year Fives act. Jimmy the kid is needed when all the towns Women are in danger. His ‘posy’ was a surprise, when a bunch of Prep students ran on to save the day, until finding out that all Jimmy the Kid was interested in was women.
The Year Sixes told the story of ‘The Trojan War’ with a twist. Not a Giant wooden Horse, but a Giant Wooden Duck was the gift given to the Trojan from the Greeks after having their Queen kidnapped, and their King killed. Having mistaken Greece, for Grease was hilarious, and breaking into song and dance to the songs of Grease, including back flips and cartwheels was hilariously unexpected.
I have the say that the 2010 school concert, ‘Unforgettable scenes from history,’ was probably the best and final school concert I have been a part of. I am proud to say that along with every other student in the E.E.P.S community was proud to be involved in such marvellous event.