Senior Musical A Huge Success
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang A Fantasmagorical Success!
Term 3 saw the long awaited opening of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, our 2018 Senior School Production.
Barbara Sutton Hall was packed to near capacity at all four performances, with audiences witnessing a cast of over 100 girls from Years 7 – 12 on stage presenting this beloved classic.
A true team effort, the dedicated cast, orchestra and crew worked tirelessly since Term 1 to produce this ‘fantasmagorical’ production. Lunch hours, after school and weekends were spent rehearsing to create the magical world of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Lead roles were filled by Year 7s, as well as girls in Years 11 and 12. Every year level at senior school was represented on stage, with students collaborating to produce this wonderful production. The orchestra pit was home to over 20 of our Senior music students and staff who formed the production’s orchestra. These quiet achievers may have been hidden under the stage but they certainly showed us the power of music.
Costumes, props, make-up, animation, projection and lighting were all designed and executed by our own CGGS students. The glorious world of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was brought to life on stage through mobile set pieces and thoughtful props. The transition between the humble world of the Potts family and the boorish Vulgarians were seemless, with all set pieces moved and managed by students.
Whether it was helping to move set pieces on and off stage, dancing as part of the specialist dance troupe, or being one of the by standers in the town square. This production proved that CGGS is a place where everyone belongs and has a role to play.
A special matinee performance saw our Junior School students, as well as primary school students from the Boroondara area come together to see the inventive genius, Caractacus Potts and his crazy inventions.
A massive congratulations to the entire cast, orchestra and crew, and special mention to the Director, Sally Oliver, Music Director, Kate Savage and key staff members Keira Lyons, Jenine Caruso and Rohan Mack who all brought this production to life.