Highfields is to stage two huge musical productions over the next academic year, for the first time, in a bid to give hundreds of students from all age groups the chance to perform.
Highfields’ annual musical showcase has become a popular fixture on the school’s calendar, with students wowing sell-out audiences with their performances in a number of musical classics, including Hairspray, High School Musical and Grease.
The school’s Head of Performance, Ms S Bishop, has now announced that two musical productions will be staged next year to allow even more students to get involved.
The first will be musical classic, The Wizard of Oz, before a performance of Little Shop of Horrors.
Ms Bishop said: “Our annual musical productions have gained an excellent reputation for their quality and as a result now feature more than 100 students. Due to the huge number of students involved I felt that not all of them were given as much of the spotlight as they deserved.
“Because of this we will be staging two musicals next year for the first time, with The Wizard of Oz aimed at our younger students in Years 7 and 8, and Little Shop of Horrors more focused on our older students.
“A lot of hard work and effort goes into putting on our musical productions but they are always a spectacular success and I am looking forward to the challenge of staging two so more of our students can get the chance to perform on stage.”