Wednesday 29 January 2020

The King’s alive and well at Bridgetown College

Josh Quigley (Chad) leading the chorus
Josh Quigley (Chad) leading the chorus

Simon Bourke

His work may have been before their time but the students of Bridgetown College have revived the music of the late Elvis Presley with some style over three nights of acting, singing and dancing.

Their production of 'All Shook Up', a Broadway musical featuring the King's biggest hits, played to packed audiences in the school hall, earning standing ovations at the end of each of its three shows.

With students from first to sixth years involved this was a celebration of the talent at the school, young and old. And ensuring as many children were given the opportunity to perform as possible was something the teacher behind the show is passionate about.

'They were fantastic, their confidence grew with each passing night and performance,' said Eileen Creevey. 'Everyone was involved, from the first years up to the sixth, and I think they all formed new friendships as a result.'

'The songs really captured the kid's imagination, they knew all of them. We have some very talented actors who can deliver their lines really well, the audience loved it and gave them a standing ovation each night,' Eileen said.

Equally proud of his students was school Principal Adrian Power. 'All of the students and teachers involved thoroughly enjoyed the experience and as a school we are very proud of all of our young people who took part, many of whom are new to theatre. We are sure this experience will encourage them to continue to take part in other school events and activities in the future.

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