This past weekend the Holiday Actors cast of ‘Big Fish’ headed out bush to Brucknell Scout Camp for two days of hardcore rehearsal. Everyone made great progress and now we can see the show growing and truly coming to life! Camp is the quintessential tradition for Holiday Actors as it gives the cast, directorial team and committee a chance to spend time together away from the Dennington Church, bonding and truly getting to know one and other – not to mention the fact that the directors can work the cast to the bone and there is no chance of escape.
Aside from the hard work, the cast made sure to have their fair share of fun and giggles too.
The Junior Committee decided that the theme of camp this year was ‘Harry Potter’. The cast was then divided into teams (Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin) and competed for the House Cup. Good deeds and hard work earned the teams points, and in the end it was Slytherin that took home the prize thanks to a tremendous effort from Caitlin Garner and Phoebe Sloane.
The Red Faces talent show on Saturday evening was interesting to say the least! Technically the directors were the champions with their performance of ‘Falling Slowly’ from ‘Once’, however they were disqualified due to the fact that they are professionals (sorry, not sorry). So Keelan Mast and Dante Zadwazki-Colliton or “The Unknown” took out 1st place with ‘Tears of a Rapper’ followed by Annabel Ziegeler and Vanessa Parkinson’s rendition of ‘For Good’ from ‘Wicked’ in 2nd place. The girls from “My Room 5 2.0” with ‘Payphone’ placed 3rd. Other stand out acts included Ryan Quinn on the recorder, the sweet acoustic sounds of Tom Kelly and James Hickman, and ‘The Chinese Dragon’ was definitely unforgettable.
As usual, everyone had an amazing time at camp and are looking forward to the last few weeks of rehearsal. ‘Big Fish’ is a such special production to be a part of and the 2016 Holiday Actors team are making incredible bonds that will never be broken!
– Vanessa Parkinson, Junior Committee secretary