In October 2014, over sixty students turned up to audition for the school production of ‘Fame’. It is set during the last years of New York City’s celebrated High School for the Performing Arts on 46th Street. Fame-The Musical is bittersweet but an ultimately inspiring story of a diverse group of students as they commit to four years of gruelling artistic and academic work.
The outcome of the auditions was amazing and the rehearsal period started after a very hard process of selecting the cast. Weeks and months of after school rehearsals took place, sometimes three nights a week. The cast worked hard to make sure what they produced was top quality. It was a pleasure to have such a dedicated cast who gave up their time to create a dynamic performance. A big thank you to the music department, who supported the production. They worked tirelessly to ensure that the high standards of previous productions had been maintained. It was a pleasure working with them and sharing ‘wow moments’, when the students captured our vision.
There was overwhelming supportive ethos from the year 13 students, they were true stars. When I needed extra support Kathryn Llewellyn, Sebastian Lewis and Holly Howles undertook the role of a director. The biggest thank you is to all of the students in the production and back stage team, without them there would be no ‘High School of PA’. They are all very talented and have such enthusiasm for performing. The commitment is astounding and it excites me to see what ‘Llantwit Major School will produce in the next production.
Natalie Stewart, Leader of Drama