Shows

Blakestown Community School Annual Variety Show

See the recent photos of the show in  the Galleries section on our website

The show promises to be an exciting and memorable spectacle. In the true spirit of the Blakestown School Variety Show we will be bringing snippets of world famous musicals to your door. Musicals this year include Bugsy Malone, Chicago and the hip and happening Glee. Also on the night we will be showcasing some of Blakestowns most talented singers and dancers in their own unique acts.

This year the show will definitely bring challenges to the participating students. Under the instruction and supervision of Ms. Moran, over the past two years, the participation in the main ‘group’ variety show acts, has grown. We are delighted to announce that we now have in the region of 90 students taking part in these musical theatre dance acts. In addition Ms. Brophy and Ms. Guckian has been supervising and coaching some of our talented singers to perform on the night. This exciting growth represents the interest, in the field of Performing Arts among the students in Blakestown Community School.

What do our students gain from taking part in the annual variety show?
§ Students gain an understanding of the discipline required to work on theatre and stage projects.
§ Students are given an opportunity and an avenue to explore, develop and showcase talents and skills outside of the classroom curriculum.
§ Students learn new skills, make friends and keep fit, while learning dance, drama, voice, singing and acting.
§ Students develop their confidence and their ability to express themselves through training, rehearsing and performing on stage.
§ Students learn the importance of teamwork, communication, hard work and the importance of commitment and training hours.
§ Students are given an opportunity to begin to identify the different roles, jobs and possible career options within the performance and entertainment industry e.g. Sound engineer, Stage lighting specialist, Stage designer, Costume designer, Make-up artist, Choreographer, Casting Director, Producer, Singer / Song writer, Actor, Dancer etc.
§ Most importantly the students have lots of fun and they bring the school and community together giving us all a sense of pride and happiness in our own plce

‘We are delighted to announce that we now have in the region of 90 students taking part in these musical theatre dance acts. This exciting growth represents the interest, in the field of Performance Arts among the students in Blakestown Community School’.