StageWorks Stages Summer Musicals Show

StageWorks students, aged between 4 -16 years old, performed their outside Summer show last Saturday outside on the fields at Shiplake Memorial Hall. Some of the students were performing for the first time, with the youngest being just 4 years old. They performed family favourites from musicals such as The Sound of Music, Grease, Annie, Six.

In more recent years StageWorks Performing Arts School took the decision to take their summer productions outside, offering students the opportunity to develop their performing skills, but also to stretch their abilities as young performers, regardless of whether they continue into the performance arena. Performing outside produces many challenges for any performer, especially children. They were all brilliant! The audience was full of supporters all with their picnics enjoying the production with their families. Fortunately, it was warm and sunny!

Emma Jane Taylor, Principal said, “Watching our students grow, develop skills, confidence and ability to communicate and work as a team is a wonderful thing. Layering those skills with what they’re learning from our instructors with acting, dancing and singing continues to be a great training for young people. Speaking publicly is a genuine fear for adults, so to immerse children in this ability is something I feel strongly about. We have seen hundreds of students pass through our doors over the last 24 years and from the feedback we receive, we know StageWorks has been of great help to their development and early careers”.

StageWorks performs throughout the year at various festivals, carnivals, competitions community events and shows. Their next date for the diary is The Little Welly Stage and then onto Alice in Wonderland, an immersive production showcasing all students and their talents on a ‘round stage’ at The Eyot Centre.  For more information go to www.stageworks.org.uk

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