School Production 2014 'The Sound of Music'
We waited years to mount a production of all time family favourite, 'The Sound of Music'. In the summer of 2014, all things combined, including the perfect cast, and we proceeded to have the most tremendous production week, where audiences came to their feet in standing ovation from the first public preview to closing night, five shows later.
The photographs will explain for themselves what love, attention to detail and talent we had in that show. It was the first show we had cast by height order! And it was a joy from start, when we discovered a Year 8 girls at the auditions who could sing 'Climb Every Mountain' like a pro, to the finish when our one hundred plus company (including actors, musicians and stage crew, and composed of all year groups, staff and parents) were a united, unified company thrilled by what we had created together.
There is no greater joy in the school year than to take on a massive challenge, work it all out together and achieve a huge success as the year ends. We all learnt so much from the experience. It is the power of theatre that it can bring so many together in an unforgettable shared experience.
Thank you to all the Gumley staff, students, parents and friends who support our shows year after year, and who give us the courage and confidence to keep coming back for more.
Here's to the next show!