Haileybury wows audience

Captain Hook, Peter Pan, Wendy and Tinkerbell, as well as a band of cut-throat pirates and a menacing crocodile wowed more than 800 audience members.

By Jessica Anstice

The stage at Berwick’s Haileybury College was transformed into a pirate ship for the musical Disney’s Peter Pan Jr.

Two sell-out performances showcased the singing, acting and dancing talents of Haileybury’s Middle School students.

Captain Hook, Peter Pan, Wendy and Tinkerbell, as well as a band of cut-throat pirates and a menacing crocodile wowed more than 800 audience members.

Over 90 girls and boys were involved in this musical, including many students who worked with staff to construct the spectacular set.

“The way cast, crew and staff come together as a team is a genuinely feel-good experience,” Haileybury’s head of performing arts Tessa Kerekes said.

“Connections are made, friendships are forged and all involved feel proud of what they have achieved together.

“Staging a musical provides students with the opportunity to become part of a team, whilst learning to sing, dance and act in role in order to present a show with professional lighting, costumes, choreography, music and microphones.

Ms Kerekes said the performers worked hard throughout the rehearsal process to learn and practise each scene before bringing all components together to bring the story to life.

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