Calamity Jane

Hi everyone! This page will keep you updated on our school musical, Calamity Jane. I will be playing Calamity so there will be plenty on this page to keep you updated. Stay tuned and don't forget to get your tickets from reception! :) Thanks! x

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The show!

Last week was the week of our school musical, Calamity Jane, and as Calamity, it was one of the best weeks of my life. It was such a fantastic experience.

Monday evening was the first rehearsal in the GAA and we tested the mics and stuff which made me so excited because it hit me then how the musical was the next day and I started to get really excited to show off our hard work.

On Tuesday we rehearsed all day at the GAA which went well. By the time showtime came around that evening, everyone was excited, nervous, and anxious but there was a great buzz around the place. After going home for over an hour i went back to get my hair and makeup done by Ms. L (who did a fabulous job) and to get my mic on. I had a few friends  and family members there so I was a bit nervous but as soon as I stepped out onto the stage the nerves went away and I started to enjoy myself. There were a few 'saves' that we made but no major mistakes which was fantastic for an opening night. There were some lovely pictures taken on the night by Lola

Wednesday went really well also, although there was a bit of anxiety towards this show as we now had a standard to uphold and wanted to keep the good streak going. It went well again and although there were a few blunders in the first act, the second act was spectacular and we finished on a high.

The Thursday show was fantastic and we really enjoyed ourselves. Everyone did brilliantly and I was so excited after it I could hardly sleep and then Friday went even better.

I have enjoyed this whole experience thoroughly and feel I have gained from it confidence wise and also I met some really great people that I hope to stay in touch with. All the songs in it are so beautiful and are constantly in my head (ill have everyone driven mad from singing them). I hope everyone who went enjoyed it and thanks so much for coming and supporting us. Well done to everyone involved, either on stage or backstage or in the orchestra and all the teachers and prefects who helped out along the way too.

That's all for now,


Showtime soon!

Hi guys! So as the lead of Calamity Jane, I thought I'd let you know how we're getting on, as showtime draws nearer and nearer!

So we have rehearsed the whole show at this stage which is brilliant and all songs are covered of course! I'm having so much fun rehearsing; singing, acting and dancing. I'm really getting into the character now and i'm enjoying it :)

We've started trying on costumes which was so fun, some of them were really funny because they were frilly but they'll look so cool on stage. Also the drag costume was by far the funniest! If you wanna know what that's all about, make sure to get your ticket to Calamity Jane in the GAA in the school reception! :)

Tomorrow we're going around to all the local primary schools in costume to sing and dance and tell them what the musical is about. I'm really looking forward to that, it should be great fun :)

Here's the song Calamity and Katie sing after a bit of pampering!

Anyway, that's all for now, I shall let you know how I get on tomorrow,

Stay tuned for all the craic and pictures!

Lauren :)

The launch

Friday night was the launch of the school musical and to say I was a bit nervous beforehand would be an understatement. The whole cast was at the hotel, so things were a bit hectic with performers and stage managers buzzing around. The choir kicked off the night with a few lovely carols, unfortunately I couldn't take part as I was preparing for performance but they set off the night really well :) also some fifth years did a really cool medley of Christmas songs.

Ms L was the M.C. for the night and introduced everybody and told everyone what the musical was about, then I sang Secret Love, which the ballet dancers did a beautiful dance to. Once I got started the nerves went away. Róisín ( Katie) and I sang 'A Woman's Touch' and then everybody joined in for The Deadwood stage and everyone performed really well. I really enjoyed the night and now I can't wait for the real thing! Well done to everyone involved. Hopefully the show will be just as successful. I'm so excited for it! I hope to see you all at the opening night on the 25th of February :)

Thanks guys,

Lauren :)

Introducing Calamity Jane

I am so excited to get working on Calamity Jane, and was absolutely delighted when I found out I had been cast as Calamity today at break time. I know it will be a LOT of work, ( I have been warned) but I'm up for the challenge and really can't wait to get started. Well done to everyone who's getting involved, its brilliant that there's so much interest.

I've started learning some of the songs (there's some really great music in it) and I'll get the script soon! Watch this space for all things Calamity Jane and also like the fb page for updates: search St. Wolstan's Community School - Calamity Jane.

I'm going to leave you with a song from the musical: The Deadwood Stage:

Lauren :)

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