Glee Event Showcases Young Talent
Students from Thurrock stage a dazzling, high-energy music performance at the Thameside Theatre
The show was started by an explosive dance routine provided by JTD dance group, and then followed by performances by local schools and performing arts groups. St Cleres school performed a well rehearsed acapella version of Bilie Joel ‘Longest Time’ which can be seen by clicking on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCULqu64brE This was followed by a guitar and vocal performance by first time attendees The Ockendon Academy. Ormiston Park entertained the audience with their well thought out and daring performance of ‘Wake me up before you go, go!’ which included singers on scooters!. The show was supported by performing arts groups ‘Creative Blast’ and ‘Celebration Theatre School’, and both groups were well choreographed and very entertaining!. Treetops school closed the show with their performance of ‘God Bless the Outcast’ from The Huntchback of Notre Damn, and there wasn’t a dry eye in the theatre!.
The show is made most enjoyable by the supportive teachers and the unity of all of the groups. The energy backstage is electric and is only heightened by their performances on stage!. The Mayor of Thurrock was kind enough to make a speech on the evening and commented that ‘every child involved in the show will take away skills learnt, new confidence gained, as well as great memories!’.
Organiser, Shana Elliot-Hayers was impressed and delighted with the standard of performance from all the groups and hopes every secondary school in Thurrock will be a part of this event in the future.