Ursuline Secondary School

Musicals

Ursuline School Shows

An integral part of our school calendar each year is the production of a Musical Show, which usually takes place at the end of October. For students, parents and staff alike it demonstrates the importance of team-work and commitment and it nurtures a sense of school spirit. As well as fostering individual talent, it also makes the students aware of the possibilities for leisure activities when they leave school. We stage our shows in Sr Ursula Memorial Hall as it affords us the opportunity of catering for large casts – 200 approximately and an audience capacity of 600 plus.

Whilst the staging of shows/musicals/operettas is a tradition as old as the school itself the following is a list of shows since 1982 and gives some indication of the variety undertaken over the years

1982 The Quaker Girl 2001 Bridadoon
1983 Oklahoma! 2002 Les Misérables
1984 Lilac Time 2003 Fiddler on the Roof
1985 The Student Prince 2004 Chess
1986 My Fair Lady 2005 Children of Eden
1987 Fiddler on the Roof 2006 West Side Story
1988 Annie Get Your Gun 2007 Evita
1989 Showboat 2008 Ragtime
1990 Brigadoon 2009 Guys and Dolls
1991 Finian’s Rainbow 2010 Sound of Music
1992 Calamity Jane 2011 Crazy for You
1993 Carousel 2012 Oklahoma!
1994 The Desert Song 2013 Jesus Christ Superstar
1995 Camelot 2014 Les Misérables
1996 The Pajama Game 2015 Oliver!
1997 My Fair Lady 2016 Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat
1998 Hello Dolly 2017 Hello Dolly
1999 Kiss Me Kate 2018 Beauty & the Beast
2000 Jesus Christ Superstar 2019 Sister Act

The show gives an opportunity not only to the 200 or so students that take part on stage but also involves another 100 who are involved in backstage preparations: making props, painting sets, helping with make-up. They also are involved in the organisation of front of house as usherettes, raffle sellers and box office assistants.

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