- 3 unforgettable shows
- 36 cast members
- 73 members in the grade 1-3 choir
- 27 members in chorus
- 8 members in the dance troupe
- 28 members in Tech Crew
- 1 Student Costume Intern
- 4 directors
- 60 staff and parent volunteers
- Professional musicians and theatre crew
- Donations and additional contributions by many others
- Collectively thousands of hours by over 200 people
The quality of the KCS 2016 musical, Shrek Jr. was undeniable. The acting, singing, dancing, stage, costumes and music were a feast for the ears and eyes. From where I sat supervising the choir Friday night, I had an extra special opportunity to watch the delight on faces in the audience. I was also treated with the view of chorus members mouthing every word in the musical, they had memorised each part so thoroughly. The previous night I watched from the audience and it was my face among the delighted.
As if that wasn’t enough, the sheer number of people involved, who invested countless hours and their full array of talents, left me equally impressed. It’s not unusual to have special things happen at KCS. This year’s musical takes special to an astounding level.
The curtains are now drawn and the cast party is over. Many of us continue to hum the songs from Shrek Jr., and the inspiration among young students to follow the lead of older cast members will linger. Not much else remains, however, except for one heartfelt thank you from the audience to all who brought the story, song and experience of Shrek Jr. to KCS.
Assistant Head, Academics
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