By Gaia Conti
On the 10th of October, I attended an impressive showcase of Broadway and West End songs directed by Sally Johnson. It included songs like Memory, She Used to Be Mine, Honey Honey and other songs from famous musicals all sung by students including Sally herself. My personal favorite song was “Taylor The Latte Boy” sung by Maria Jensen. Not only was it a very funny song but it was also performed stunningly well. I urge you all to listen to this song. This performance was particularly memorable but let us not forget all the other songs that were sung brilliantly; if this concert happens again, you should go see this amazing performance because it is completely worthwhile. Last but not least, I would like to say congratulations to all the singers and performers and of course to Sally Johnson.
You might ask why would she spend so much time organizing a concert? Well this is what Sally has to say: I am very passionate about musical theatre and I knew I would not have the chance to do a lot of it in the upcoming year after a summer full of it. So I thought, why not put on my own show? I then realized that I hadn’t done a CAS project so I could turn it into that.
Another reason why I wanted to do this show is because of the Drama department in CDL. In comparison to other schools, I feel it is not valued as much as other departments and I wanted to show the school that CDL has the talent, passion, and resources to be able to put on a musical theatre show. I wanted to let people know that there are a lot of talented students in our school too.
Sally doesn’t just want this experience to stop with her CAS project.
“By doing this project I hope people will have enjoyed my passion as much as I do and I’m glad to have shared this with other people. I want others to be able to do shows like this and even musicals in our school to really see drama grow and be something everyone can be involved in more easily and not be seen as just an after school club.
I really hope that other students or even teachers will put on more theatre shows throughout the year and see that it is possible and can be done. I would really hope that there would a yearly musical now that could be organized by students and teachers. I would love to do this myself, but being in IB2 I no longer have much time to do such large projects. Hopefully someone will make this a reality!”
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