Ballarat Clarendon College middle school students will adopt a worry free philosophy when they take to the stage this weekend in The Lion King Junior.
Director Sam Bashford-Ledger said the cast of about 80 students were driven by their love of a challenge.
“It is a challenge for our kids and our kids love a challenge and they rise to it – every single year they rise to it, I have absolute full faith that by the time we get to tech run, these things have been well rehearsed and they’re bringing their A game,” she said.
The production is about more than honing their skills in performing arts – at its heart, it’s about lifting kids’ confidence, Ms Bashford-Ledger said.
“It’s not about whether they’re going to become actors or not, they genuinely become more confident.
“They’re not all dancers, they’re not all singers but they will give their best and everybody is so supportive and encouraging, it’s the nature of our kids that they actually do it for each other – there are rehearsals that they’ll schedule on top of the ones I’ve scheduled.
“I’m really proud to showcase their talent because they’re so talented, it’s the kids that don’t know that they’re talented that I’m most proud of because these kids, we’ll start to see them in performing arts a lot more, they start to get more confidence in their lessons.”
The Lion King Junior is on Friday August 19 at 7pm and on Saturday, August 20 at midday and 7pm at at the Wendouree Centre for Performing Arts.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for concession and $45 for a family.
For more information contact Helen McIntosh on 5338 8288 or email email@example.com.
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