Roseland Community College's rendition of the classic musical "We Will Rock
You" was performed for the first time on Tuesday (December 10th) as a matinée
performance especially for local primary school students.
show was a massive hit with brilliant vocals and genuine acting. A couple of
technical hitches, including a broken guitar strap, did not stop it from being
an amazing performance. They put into practise the old saying; the show must go
on - which it did, spectacularly.
dancing was lively, encouraging audience participation, especially for the
classic hit song, We Will Rock You, where the essence of Queen was really
brought to life, students and teachers alike enthusiastically joined in.
success of this show was down to not solely focusing on the singing, but
also on the acting, giving an effective, well-rounded performance, which had
the air of a production performed by professionals.
school displayed many of its singing talents, and commendations go to Yana
Williams, Georgia Bennet, Saul Barker, Jack Retallack, Phoebe Downie, Will
Jones and Joe Hill, who played the main characters brilliantly, and of course,
those in the also very gifted chorus.
musical was packed with emotion and with a slightly more political edge than
the original, without losing its pure rock and roll essence.
Roseland should be very proud; all those who watch "We Will Rock You" will not
easily forget it.
parent and member of the audience commented,
feel compelled to say ..... what a fantastic, brilliant show!! From the very
first moment it started until the last note sung, it was so good!! Every aspect
was so professional, such an amazingly high standard, far exceeding the
expectations of a school production I think. You have all done a superb
job and if you are in the audience, you can just feel the appreciation and
goodwill all around which the show generated. What shone through so much was
the sheer pleasure the students got from being up there and doing their thing -
it was the best show I have ever seen at this school."
by Jasmine Savage, Toni Stonock and Ellie Frampton