25/01/2013 by mcma
The students at MCMA have surpassed themselves with three fantastic performances of their first ever pantomime. Cinderella Ella Ella had a packed out audience of over 300 people for both evening performances and a full house of rowdy primary school students for the matinee. Finlay from Charlestown said “it was really good, the students were funny!” Phoebe liked the ugly sisters “they were really funny and made everyone laugh”.
Ella, played by Mia Bradley-Singleton, grabbed the audiences attention with her beautiful voice and transformation from garage girl to super star. Charming Tyler Broad graced the crowds with the Princes version of Michael Bubley’s ‘Just Haven’t Met You Yet’ and won the hearts of all the girls including Ella. Even though we get to a happy ending Ella, Bob, Buttons and Zippy had a few challenges to overcome before they could live happily ever after. Luckily the Fairy God Mother (Lily Bradley-Singleton) was on hand, not only to entertain the audience with her wit and charm but to help save Ella from the grasps for her evil Step Mother Iwana Trump, performed by Samantha Rayner who captured the evilness with her stern and sharp looks throughout the performance. Jake Jehu played Ella’s father the Professor who lost all his money on the stock exchange, Jake got the audiences attention with his ‘drunken’ behaviour and very funny dance moves, his dramatic fall was a highlight of the show. The ugly Trump sisters Mozzarella and Bonjella kept the audience giggling with their crazy dance moves, untuned signing and over the top flirting the Dan, the Prince’s right hand man. Smooth talking ladies man Dan played by Kaylen O’Reilly-Broad brought a cheeky flare to the stage as he helped the Prince find his girl. The Godfather was played by staff member Mr Webb, the response to his new york gangster persona was brilliant and he got a lot of laughs!
The performance was full of acting, dancing, singing and live music from our every own house band. Sally Tucker – Bass guitar, Bolu Tietie – Drums, Callum Saville – Guitar, Gemma Shackleton – Vocals and Symone Urbanek – Vocals.
The staff involved have had a big part to play in the success of the pantomime and the students thanked them with flowers and chocolates which was a lovely end to the past few months of hard work.
Well done to everyone involved!!!
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