In this issue:
Matilda The Musical
What an amazing journey! The preparation of Matilda spanned three calendar years with COVID-19 causing a little uncertainty as to when it would finally be performed.
Matilda’s heartfelt theme found a simple relevance of life being unpredictable as we met insurmountable challenges and finally overcame these with the first performance a resounding success on 10 February. Matilda was performed five times over four days, with the audience captivated as they travelled with Matilda through her fractured life. They laughed and cried at the antics of Matilda’s family, class, and teachers, and were highly entertained with high quality singing and dancing, as the stage was transformed time and again by the crew with brilliant sets that featured a magnificent backdrop and even secret swings that came from the ceiling! The band was as always, an integral part as they provided such a polished performance.
The scale and quality of this performance was vastly different from the humble beginnings of the College as we remembered our 30th anniversary with a wonderful video, re-visiting all the past College musicals before the opening curtain. What a fitting celebration of how the Genesis family has flourished through the years!
To the core staff team who persevered for over 18 months to bring this show to fruition, we extend our sincere and heartfelt thanks. Parents, we deeply appreciate the support and encouragement you provided your children throughout their “Matilda” experience. Finally, to the student cast and crew, we have been so blessed by your hard work and positive attitudes. Congratulations and thank you for your energy and endurance to bring this fantastic story to life for the Genesis Christian College family!
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