Redlands Musical Was ‘Out Of This World’

Posted on April 9, 2018

Audiences were taken on a journey into outer space by Redlands’ budding performers last week, with their rendition of Return To The Forbidden Planet at The Concourse Theatre in Chatswood.

Redlands students brought to life the award-winning musical, which is loosely based on Shakespeare’s The Tempest, and set in a galaxy far away.

With the help of a rock and roll musical score, full of hits from the 1960s and 70s, the students showcased their superb triple-threat singing, dancing and acting talents.

Redlands Principal, Dr Peter Lennox said the annual school musical has always been a favourite event in the school calendar for the Redlands Community.

“The musical is a highlight in the Redlands calendar, and this year was no exception,” Dr Lennox said.

“Our talented cast gave a wonderful performance, the musical accompaniment was outstanding and all those working behind the scenes in production, hair and make-up, film, puppeteering truly transported us to the world of Return To The Forbidden Planet.

“Each year the musical is an excellent opportunity for performers to hone their talents and put them on show in a live production, learning to work as a team to make the show a success.

“The professionalism the students demonstrate is a credit to our Performing Arts faculty, and the school.

“Congratulations to all the students, staff and parents who helped put on this incredible show!”

Principal on-stage roles included Year 11 students Poppi Kent as Miranda, Patrick Friedlander as Captain Tempest, Rebecca Burchett as the Science Officer, and Year 10 students Toby Page as Prospero, Flynn Henry as Cookie and Tadgh Robinson as Ariel. They are all seasoned performers of both Redlands musicals and external productions.