Tuesday, June 09, 2015


Havering College at the Queen's Theatre Hornchurch

A stunning showcase for Havering College's performing arts faculty, with dozens of talented students taking over the Hornchurch stage and their friends, families and supporters filling the auditorium.
So much inventive work to enjoy, performed with professional polish by these enthusiastic young people.
Sousa with tutus in Stars and Stripes, a classy hybrid Tuxedo Junction, a sinister, stylish Thriller.
Classical ballet – an impressive Sleeping Beauty with lifts and disciplined corps de ballet. Sophisticated show dancing in the opening number, Burn the Floor, a blink-and-you-miss-it literal interpretation of Movies were Movies, and terrific tap in Cabin Pressure, where Karen Hardy followed hard on the heels of Catch Me If You Can.
Vocal delights, too – Tosca, a confident jazz idiom in Every Time We Say Goodbye, and, a rare treat, Judy Garland's delicious Carnegie Hall, with tutor Simon Gray tongue-in-cheek at the concert grand.

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