SHOW 2010 - 'Velocity'
Performed at The Walter Roy Theatre, Norwich - 2010
By Emily Rout (Deputy Head Girl 2010)
When I arrived at the Hewett School ready for the first performance of this years ARTS show, Velocity, I was really excited as I knew that it was going to be one of the best shows yet. The shows are always a highlight of my year and I didn’t realize until I got there, how much I had missed the chaos of backstage. Costumes, make up and cameras everywhere and helping the little ones find lost headdresses and shoes!
A new development was tried this year, which was the introduction of a catwalk onto the front of the stage. I must admit dancing in the middle of the audience was something I have never done before and I’m glad I didn’t fall off onto an audience member’s lap!
During the 5 performances, I performed in Back in Black, Fosse, the Queen medley, Shake Your Groove Thing, Viva la Vida, Narnia and the Finale (all 6 times including the dress rehearsal.) That’s an impressive 42 times on stage all together! However all the shows went so fast and before I knew it we had done the last one! The piece that I will always remember from this year on is Back in Black. I really enjoyed performing it and how could I possibly forget that quick change to sing in the next number!
Another good memory I have of the show is the famous group trip to Macdonald’s! Everyone in full stage makeup piling in between the two shows is a funny sight to see and to the horror of Macdonald’s staff this year the queue went out of the door into the car park!
The atmosphere on that stage is always amazing and I have never seen so many lights! I want to give a huge well done to everyone who performed, helped out and also our audiences! I simply cant wait for the premiere of the DVD!! As I walked backstage after the final anthem I had a lump in my throat and even though I was shattered all I wanted to do was get in my fosse costume and start it all over again! Certainly a show to remember! When can we start rehearsing for next time?!