Wednesday 30 October, 2019
Bobby socks, white T-shirts and slicked back hair was the costume of the day as students from St Mary’s Cohuna wound back the clock to the fabulous fifties for their school production of ‘Jules’.
With an original script, ‘rockin’ sound track and a whole school cast; the audience was in for a treat from start to finish.
Performing Arts teacher Elaine Keely wrote and directed the play, which focused on the popular era of Rock ‘n’ Roll where everyone hung out at the local soda shop; and the dance program Grandstand was the most popular show on TV.
The story centres on Jules, who despite being the best dancer in town doesn’t have a partner for the big dance competition! Big Jim will go to any lengths to be Jules partner but she would rather go alone than have to dance with the big-headed Jim. Jules secret admirer and school nerd, Thaddeus Wortimer Higgabottom has a plan to win her heart, starting with saving her from Big Jim and partnering her in the big dance competition.
Noah Hore played the role of the kind hearted Thaddeus who managed to dance his way into the heart of Jules, played by Ava Brown. A fantastic main cast, which included Lachlan English as Big Jim, provided outstanding performances memorizing large amount of dialogue to keep the plot, humour and emotion of this well written play moving at a pace which had the audience completely immersed in the characters and the action.
The hair, makeup and costumes set the scene for the well-loved Rock ‘n’ Roll era, which had some of the more senior audience members remembering the good old days! Congratulations to the St Mary’s, Cohuna school community for providing such an entertaining and unique musical production!