Success at National Theatre Festival
A successful day was had on Saturday at the Junior Theatre Celebration New Zealand today with TGS Broadway Squad and Broadway Squad Elite. We took 100 students to this national event which has 475 student performers and 21 performing groups from all around New Zealand. It was held at the Victory Centre in Freemans Bay.
Both performances from each group were fantastic and can be viewed on our TGS Performing Arts Facebook page in the links below. Broadway Squad (years 7-10) which contains a mix of BIS and TGS students won one of the few awards for Excellence in Ensemble and Broadway Squad Elite (years 11-13) won 1 of the few awards for Excellence in Acting. Both great accomplishments.
Joshua Downs, Maddie McCarthy, Max Claxton and Caitlin Morrison all won All-Star Performer's Awards for standing out in all the right ways in the performances. As did several other TGS students (past and present) representing other groups: Angelina Lovison, Olivia Allen, Daniel Parker, and 2018 graduate Rico Legall-Misikini.
There was also a wonderful performance from the cast of the Auckland company of Les Miserables performing at the Civic this November. The cast included TGS Singing Teacher Patrick Kelly and Belmont Primary School Music Teacher Kerry Ackerman. TGS student Aidan Allen also won a double pass to see the show. Great to see our Community of Learning in further action!
TGS Broadway Squad presents Legally Blonde JR: https://www.facebook.com/TGSPerformingArts/videos/365794860972554/
TGS Broadway Squad Elite presents Into the Woods JR: https://www.facebook.com/TGSPerformingArts/videos/1846086975494263/