Pretty Beach presents musical
Pretty Beach Public School will present its fourth biennial musical, Webs, to an audience of parents and community members this week.
Principal Ms Vicki Redrup said the musical was the third written and directed by school parent Narelle Jones and is based on a number of different proverbs.
"The title of this year's performance was inspired by the African proverb: If spider webs unite they can tie up a lion," Ms Redrup said.
"Narelle says she chose the proverb because she wanted to include African music, which could be created by the school's new musical instruments - the result of an Investing in Schools grant."
Ms Redrup said six other proverbs make up scenes in the play.
"Each have a different muscial focus ranging from Latin to Hip Hop to Macedonian, and all are woven together by a story," Ms Redrup said.
"I chose proverbs I thought would be easily understood by the children and ones I thought they could relate to," Ms Jones said.
Ms Redrup said the musical did more than just bring the children together.
"Countless hours have been put into the production by the schools parents who have volunteered to make costumes and props, help with the make-up, sound and transport," Ms Redrup said.
"Due to the size of the school, every child is able to be involved in the musical and it is an event which they look forward to every two years.
"Everyone is welcome.
"It is such a great opportunity for the school to show case its diverse musical program."
Webs is being performed at Empire Bay Public School on Tuesday, September 4, at 10.30am and 7pm and Wednesday, September 5, at 7pm.
Tickets are available and cost $10 for adults, $7 concession and $5 for children.
Press release, 27 Aug 2007
Vicki Redrup, Pretty Beach Public School