Over the last six years, Albion Primary School has produced a full scale musical production - a 'home grown' show. From this year, we will be changing to doing a show every two years. On the alternate year, we will have our school art show.Our 2019 show was about school camp. For those of you who have been on school camp, most of you would have great memories, some funny stories and interesting tales. Our current students love going to camp. Camp takes a huge amount of organisation and teachers (against common assumptions) do not get paid overtime to attend camp and supervise students 24 hours a day. So when Albion Primary School staff take students to Camp Grenada, the teachers are very excited. From all accounts, Camp Grenada promises wonderful activities and activity supervisors, camp guides, gourmet chefs and great facilities. The staff are looking forward to a bit of fun and relaxation. Turns out, Camp Grenada certainly is ’more than just a camp!’ The show was all about the antics of the camp manager, the students and staff at Camp Grenada.
In 2018 we employed the services of Rock Ed to produce 'a musical in a month'. All classes performed as part of the show, Under the Big Top. The main characters did a great job and the children enjoyed putting it altogether for our performance on Monday 17th December at at the Quin Auditorium.
For our 2017 production, Albion did their own take on the fairy tale...Cinderella.
Buttons had difficulty getting the show started. She had to deal with a heckler in the audience, call on Harry Potter and then, after realising it was a fairy tale, asked the audience to assist with calling the fairies to start the show. Eventually, we made it to the dance studio where we found a producer who was in town rehearsing for her latest show but looking for someone to star in it. She had been conducting dance-a-thons all over the land in search for her star. Enter Cinderella, who loved singing and dancing. Cinder's step-sisters and step-mother would not allow Cinderella to attend the Dance-a-thon. However, a kindly fairy godmother made it all possible. When the clock started to strike 12, Cinderella left and the producer lost her star. A search of the land was organised to find Cinderella. Finally, after much interference from the step-sisters, the Producer found her star, the show went on and Cinderella had her opportunity...
2016's production celebrated the fact that it was the school's 90th anniversary and that the school was going though its four year review process. The story was about the Regional Director (RD) coming to Albion to inspect the school and visit for the 90th anniversary. Unfortunately, the RD arrived a week earlier than expected and the principal and assistant principal were at a conference so Mr Haren had to step up into the top job. Thankfully, one of our student leaders organised Mr Haren and arranged for the RD to visit the art room, a science class, a football match, a classroom (that just happened to be having nit checks), the library, a cooking class, the vegie garden and the gymnasium. Unfortunately, disaster struck in every place the RD visited - he was covered in paint, he was nearly put through a scientific invention - a doubling machine, he was hit by the football, thought he had nits, ended up under a pile of books, the kitchen caught on fire and he was soaked by the fire brigade's hose, he was pecked by the chickens in the vegie garden and thought he broke his leg in the gym class. However, it all ended well with the RD satisfied that Albion Primary School was indeed a caring place where staff did their very best for the students and wished Albion PS a very happy 90th anniversary.
Five Magic Beans was presented in 2015. Max traded the family cow for five magic beans. A beanstalk grew and at the top, Max met a whole lot of children who had a 'hard knock life' and wanted some 'food, glorious food!' He also met a giant who needed some glasses, hair and teeth. Max found what the giant needed at the Sunshine market, thanks to the help of a coffee drinking taxi driver. The taxi driver called on his many family members who were able to help Max - a groovy optometrist, a fancy hair stylist and a dentist (along with the tooth fairies!). The giant was happy, Max was safe and everyone celebrated because 'we're all in this together'.
In 2014 we presented Along the Yellow Brick Road. Dorothy found herself over the rainbow after she was left behind at school in a storm. She met characters in Seussical Land including a rapping scarecrow who was looking for friends, a tinman wanting someone to care about him and a lion who was wanting respect. A wicked witch and the zombies banished the characters under the sea. There they met pirates and mermaids. Finally they made their way to Emerald City to 'be our guests' of the people. The characters finally found what they were looking for with the help of a wizard. Dorothy got back home and everyone rejoiced a 'brand new day'.