The Tale of the Infamous Bandits
Bonnie and Clyde tells the story of the infamous gangsters who terrorised 1930’s America, from their humble beginnings to their messy and heartbreaking end. The cast, led by Jenna Bonner and Campbell Taylor in the titular roles, showed us how the most unlikely of people can become a hero, and, of course, that in the end crime can never pay. It touched the hearts of the audience whilst making them laugh and cheer on the desperate actions of the doomed couple.
We were especially proud of our cast this year for taking on the new challenge of more complex dance numbers, choreographed by our own students, and performed with precision and energy every night. It was wonderful to see our students using their talent, and supporting those who were new to the art form in creating fantastic numbers.
We also had more students than ever in the band, all giving us flawless numbers that made us smile, cry and sometimes want to get up and dance along. They worked tirelessly alongside our wonderful Music Department, who were able to guide them in delivering a cues with both passion and precision, enabling them to gain priceless experience performing in a large ensemble. The marriage of both visual performance and sound is one of the most powerful storytelling combinations we have, one that our performers were able to use to perfection to transport us in the audience to a different world.
The feedback and the support from our audiences and school community was overwhelming with so many parents, staff and students taking time to congratulate our performers and let them know how much they enjoyed themselves.