Sunrise musical hits the right note

Sunrise Christian School will put their own spin on the parable of the Good Samaritan when they showcase their musical, A Not So Terrible Parable, on December 14.

The matinee performance will be held at 11.30am, reports will be given out to the children at 1pm, and the evening performance will be at 6.30pm.

Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite – search ‘Sunrise Christian School’ and the title of the musical, and then follow the prompts to make sure you can get a seat!

The musical is a community event not to be missed, with the main cast being played by Year Seven students, and the rest of the school becoming involved through singing and dancing numbers.

“It’s a fun play,” said Shelley Sharpe, the director. “It’s a real whodunnit, which will leave you on the edge of your seat.”

A Not So Terrible Parable is set in the 1930s, with an injured man mysteriously delivered to an inn. But who took him there, and why?

This original production was created by Deborah Craig-Claar, Steve Moore, Rob Howard and David Guthrie.

Aaron Haines is the producer, and the musical will feature choreography by Kelly Taylor.

Tessa Nel assisted with the solos, Amber Holmes designed the costumes, Catie Kennedy designed the sets, and sound and lighting duties will be undertaken by Kenny Jardine, Christina Jardine, and Lean Hutchesson.

But the true stars of the show are of course the students.

“They’ve each done a fantastic job,” said Ms Sharpe.

“The Year Sevens audition for roles and solos, and the experience helps build up their confidence and public speaking skills.

“It’s big for Sunrise and big for the community to have this event – it’s really great.”

The musical will be held in the Town Hall, and tickets are selling fast.

The event is a prestigious one for the Year Sevens, as it is not only an opportunity to showcase their skills, but also acts as a ‘farewell’ performance before they embark on the next stage of their studies.

“They gain confidence (through the musical),” said Ms Sharpe.

“And that’s really what you want when these kids are going to go on and be community leaders in the future.”