It has been five years since Mercury Bay Area School students performed in a school production. The Performing Arts department is pleased to announce that in June it will be coming back in full force with a new school production 'For Today – The 100% Kiwi High School Musical'.
This exciting production has a kiwi twist which will have students performing against a backdrop of kiwi themes including gumboots, kiwi songs and a rugby obsessed Dad.
Four performances, including a matinee will be held from June 17 to June 19 in the Mercury Bay Area School hall. Tickets will be on sale in late May.
The For Today Musical
The For Today musical covers teenage topics including love, families who have to move location and drink driving. Effectively the musical is a romance story between two young people, with moments of comedy and classic kiwi music from the 80s, 90s and early 2000.
‘David is an ex-rugby star who was involved in a car accident that killed his friend Tom. After a year away, David returns to his old school and joins the choir so that he can meet Sophie - a popular student who came to the school while David was away. Sophie used to go out with Jordan, a tough guy who blames David for Tom's death and wants to get back together with Sophie. Meanwhile, Tom's sister Charlotte is hiding a secret about her brother's death that will change everyone's perspective on past events..’
Mercury Bay Area School Drama Department
Over the years, Mercury Bay Area School has staged a wide variety of high-quality musical productions, all of which have helped young people develop their love of performance or discover talents that may otherwise have gone unnoticed. The musical offers a wide variety of performance and technical opportunities for students including acting and speaking parts, dance, musical, set design, makeup and backstage roles.
The last musical performed at the school was The Wizard of Oz in 2016. Since this time an entire generation of senior students have gone through their schooling without being involved in a production. The Performing Arts Department team deliberately choose For Today for this year’s musical because its completely new to everyone and offers an exciting opportunity for students to really bring something to each role and scene.
– Head of Department Drama and Director Mercury Bay Area School, Jaimy Goble
Thank to you our local business sponsors
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Special thanks to Dorothy & Duncan McDonald, Joanna Mannignton, Mark Irwin, Ace Panel and Paint, A1 Towing and Creative Mercury Bay.
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