It was there on that auditorium stage, with the curtains slowly opening, when it finally dawned on me. This was it. My final musical, and the final performance that I would give during my high school career. Continue reading The Truth about the School Musical
I’m hesitant to characterise the performance of The Drowsy Chaperone I witnessed on Friday night as anything less than an experience — this is not just a musical which expects you to be a lazy audience member, who sits back and is absorbed purely by the degree of drama or flash of colours. Despite a deliciously raucous, immersive score and an array of finely sequinned … Continue reading THE DROWSY CHAPERONE REVIEW – theatre as told by those who love it best
“A friend tags you. A good friend tags you in memes. A best friend tags you in memes daily.” It seems these days, if you aren’t tagged on Facebook, send streaks on Snapchat or receive DMs in Instagram, you’re not friends. If your friend tags someone else it’s classified as a modern day betrayal; worthy enough to make it on the list of Top Ten … Continue reading People You See 5 Days a Week
With 2018 well underway, we’ve all settled into the school year once more. Academically, culturally, and even socially, billions of nuances make up what we call ‘school-life’. The majority of our school day, however, harbours one key trait of friendship, of course; roasting. Whether it’s a savage meme tag that’s uncalled for, or a grilling that dates back to Year 9, we encounter roasting for … Continue reading The Essential Guide to Roasting
2018 has quickly dawned on us and we are faced with a new year and possibly, a new you. Like most people, I’m sure you have New Year’s resolutions that you have either failed already or have surprisingly managed to maintain. With us reaching week 6 of this schooling year, it is safe to say that we have really been thrown into another year of … Continue reading The Heavy Haunting Of Expectations
How many times have you seen a group of white boys in their natural habitat, hitting up Botany Town Centre with their sweatshorts, high socks and bucket-hats? Clad in long sleeve white tees with random symbols on the sleeves, they loiter, bored – but happy to be safe with the herd, a group that they feel they belong to. Now, I’m not just picking … Continue reading How normal is ‘normal’?
I have never been the kind of person to seize chances or snatch up opportunities; as a side effect of my perpetual laziness I’ve always preferred to wait for them to approach me. So naturally, within my first month of being a student at Macleans, I hadn’t exactly thrown myself at any certain group or club, and spent most of my intervals and lunches doing … Continue reading “Getting involved” overrated or worthwhile?
“Finding Dory” will no doubt be a hit a decade after the enormously popular and well received “Finding Nemo”. It too is excellently executed and emotionally touching; and frankly, a sense of nostalgia might just convince most of us to see it. We still quite clearly remember the tranquil waters and vibrant marine life that linger memorably behind the film. Of course, “Finding Dory” again … Continue reading Finding our Reefs
This year, the Macleans College Drama and Music Department pushed the annual musical in a new direction. With the arrival of new HOF’s of Music and Drama Mr Miles and Dr Luton, things were sure to be shaken, if not stirred. A lot of skepticism surrounded the new approach to the ‘genre’ that had been chosen this year. Many people familiar with Maclean’s past musical … Continue reading Review: “The Addams Family” Musical
The eighth group of our Co-Curricular showcase.
Have you ever dreamed of entertaining others but don’t know how? Do you immediately think “yep, that’s me,” when referred to as clumsy, and desperately want to improve your hand-eye coordination? Do you want to impress your fellow classmates and peers with a dexterous and nimble-fingered art? Continue reading Co-Curricular Showcase: Juggling Club
The sixth group of our Co-Curricular showcase.
I’d recommend book club to anyone who is an avid reader, someone who reads for pleasure, or someone who likes to talk about books. The benefit is that you will become more knowledgeable about books and authors in general and can expand your literary horizons. Continue reading Co-Curricular Showcase: Book Club
The fifth group of our Co-Curricular showcase.
Barbershop is a style of unaccompanied, a cappella singing consisting of four uniquely named voice parts: bass, baritone, lead and tenor, in ascending order of vocal range. It is a flexible art form for male and female and is able to suit numbers ranging from a tightly-knitted quartet to a booming chorus of 50 plus members. Continue reading Co-Curricular Showcase: Babershop Girls’ Chorus (Macappella)