'Seussical'

A musical perfect for the whole family, "Seussical" takes us into the world of Dr. Seuss, where we revisit beloved characters including The Cat in the HatHorton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzzLazy Mayzie, and JoJo.

The Cat in the Hat guides us into The Jungle of Nool where we see Horton, the kind hearted elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whoville. He meets JoJo, a Who child sent to military school for thinking too many “thinks.”  Horton decides he must protect the speck of dust on a nearby clover, while at the same time protecting an abandoned egg left to his care by the lazy Mayzie la Bird.  Horton tries to convince the other animals in The Jungle of the existence of the Whos, but he is ridiculed and put on trial for insanity.  Only his loyal neighbour, Gertrude McFuzz, never loses faith in him.  Eventually, the two fall in love.  

Now one of the most widely produced musicals in the country, "Seussical" weaves a story of friendship, loyalty and love.  Despite all odds, Horton and Gertrude band together to save the Whos, free Horton, and restore peace and unity to the Jungle of Nool. Charming "Seussical" teaches us the power of being unique, and the importance of fighting for your beliefs.

"Seussical" runs from 11th to 15th May 2017.  
Ticket information is available from ticket.sales@gdc.school.nz 
  

 

Blog

Mr So and a few students have started up a blog which will be regularly updated throughout the rest of this term and term 2 until the conclusion of the school production in May, visit http://gdcseussical.blogspot.co.nz/  

Interviews and podcasts with people involved in the production will be posted as rehearsals gather steam, and it will be completely student-led and supervised by Mr So.  The plot and the prices have already been uploaded, the song list and more information will also be uploaded soon.  Keep your eyes pealed!

'Blood Brothers'

The season of our 2016 Musical, ‘Blood Brothers’, is now behind us.

This was a lesser known show than some we have done previously, but the telling of this moving story, enhanced by beautifully written music, was a rich experience for all actors, dancers and musicians.

We are extremely proud of all our students who were involved, and appreciate the huge amount of time and effort that they committed to achieving a high standard of performance.

More than 100 students were involved as musicians, actors, chorus, dancers and technical assistants. These talented young people were supported by more than 40 staff and parents who gave up their time so willingly to help make an amazing production.  The opportunity to work with people from different year levels and in roles and situations which are different from the norm has been deeply rewarding for all.

We would like to extend our thanks to all parents and members of the community who assisted us in many ways.

Mrs C Myhre, ‘Blood Brothers’ Production Manager

 

 

 

'Dear Mr Dykes

I am not generally given to writing notes such as this, but I attended last night's performance of Blood Brothers and I simply had to tell you how completely blown away I was.  The production is outstanding in every respect and you should be extremely proud of your staff and students.

Everyone did an amazing job, but I have to mention Samantha Hayward, whose voice is just beautiful and who gave a performance worthy of a professional.  For someone so young to be able to convey such emotion is remarkable - I had tears rolling down my cheeks during the final number.  The musicians also deserve a special mention - I don't think I heard a wrong note from them all night.

Blood Brothers has long been one of my favourite musicals, and your school certainly did it justice.  Please pass on my thanks and congratulations to all concerned.

Kind regards
Carole McIntosh'

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