If you are still ‘basking in the glow’ of the spectacular performances of ‘Madagascar’ on the weekend, you are not alone! The two shows played to a packed crowd of proud parents, friends and relatives on Friday and Saturday night and left everybody wowed watching the passion and talent of our Primary schoolers.

From our main character stars who confidently steered the ship, to the students who put everything into their one line or two, the awesome ensemble who brought such colour and movement to the story, to the skilful musicians perched high atop the ‘zoo’ playing live for the first time in a Primary musical and the backstage crew silently and swiftly changing scenes to magically take us to a ship on the sea or the island shores – every single student involved made the show an absolute delight to watch!

An extra ‘community show’ on Friday helped the group with the final touches as they opened their last dress rehearsal to Tullawong State School students, Carmichael Primary students and residents from neighbouring Peninsula Palms Retirement Village. It was a pleasure to hear the excited laughter from a room full of students and it no doubt gave our cast a final boost as they headed into the big shows.

There are so many staff who sacrificed many hours over the last year to nurture the students in their musical journey – Mr Rule and his enthusiastic dramatic coaching, Mrs Walker who painstakingly created many of the intricate costumes, Miss Houlihan who got everybody moving it, and Mrs Riek who patiently led our musicians – just to name a few! We are so grateful for all the staff and parents who helped with the show, but an especially big thanks goes to Miss Schmidt whose vision and direction guided the entire production to the kaleidoscopic, pom-pom-filled, hilarious success that it was.

We’ve got a cavalcade of photos to share but first, take a look at the final preparations for the big show in the video below!