REVIEW: Joseph amazes at GAC!
On 15th and 16th December, students of GAC gave a powerful performance of emotive songs in their production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. Since October, several hours every week have gone into hard but enjoyable rehearsals, and the cast deserved every applause they received!
Lead actor, Callum Rose, who played Joseph, gave his opinion of the performance: ‘The pace of the show was fast, so it needed lots of energy. We pulled through as a team in the end and it became the greatest experience for us all.’
One of the actors from the cast of Joseph, Charlie Jacobs (year 11), who played different roles on stage, said: ‘rehearsals were difficult but also fun, and they paid off in the end!’ Two students from the academy said that they enjoyed seeing their friends perform on stage with so much enthusiasm. The show also featured lots of students from local primary schools, who joined in with performing to some of the songs.
Many teachers who were involved with the event were impressed with the skills the students showed. Mr Gelder, Principal of Grace Academy Coventry, said the show was ‘an amazing event which showcases the talent of Grace Academy, we clearly had an enjoyable time working with our partner schools and having their students performing with us.’
The Headteacher of one of the partner schools also commented, ‘the children enjoyed themselves, working with Grace Academy students, and I am very proud of their successes.
Mr Stapleton stated that it ‘was a wonderful feast for the eyes and an amazing showcase of our talents’. Another teacher said that ‘families enjoyed themselves, and it was a great piece of high quality musical theatre. The songs were amazing and the story of Joseph’s life was portrayed with wonderful, strong acting performances’.
Producer of the show, Mr Hepkin, said a few words to the cast and audience when Joseph came to an end, ‘It was very good, hard work, rehearsing for 12 hours every week in time to perform. I am so proud of all the students, especially seeing how much they have improved since the first time they practised!’
The next performance at GAC will be Annie, in the summer term – so watch this space!
By Viktorija Papkula, Year 9