Our Performing Arts Department was proud to deliver an outstanding (and completely sold out) season of the full-scale Broadway production, Shrek The Musical. This ogre-sized project was the focus of almost 100 students and staff—with endless hours spent on cast and orchestra rehearsals, set building, making swamp vines, painting leaves, collecting props, sourcing and creating costumes, rigging lights, putting up posters, pushing ticket sales, and knitting together the thousands of details large and small to ensure the production ran smoothly and was of the highest possible standard.
The Performing Arts Department would like to thank absolutely everyone involved in making Shrek The Musical such an enormous success, including everyone who bought tickets, took the time to give us feedback, and spread the word about the show. It takes a great deal of dedication and perseverance to stage something of this quality, especially in such a short time frame, and we couldn’t have been happier with the result.
We hope you enjoy this selection of photos—there are plenty more on our Performing Arts at Rangitoto College Facebook page.
Some feedback from our audience:
“We were captivated by the characters, the costumes, the humour, the acting, the voices, and the absolutely fantastic orchestra! What a privilege to listen to live music and to a real orchestra! It was evident that a lot of hard work, dedication and commitment went into the preparation of the show, and the end result was a testament to the outstanding professionalism of everyone involved.”
“What an amazing show! The talent at Rangitoto is incredible—students, teachers, support staff, everyone.”
“Wow, what a wonderful production Shrek was—an absolute credit to everyone involved with it. Costumes, scenery, set design, orchestra, and music really were all outstanding, and I thoroughly enjoyed my escape into Shrek’s world for an afternoon!”
“My family and I would have gladly paid more for such an amazing experience, and we would love to watch it again if that were possible…we are grateful for the opportunity to witness such a remarkable artistic act and we look forward to attending more such events in the future.”
“The band in particular were incredible…they sounded super professional!”
“Please pass on our congratulations to all involved, from the background helpers to the main cast, and everyone in between. I know how much time, effort, and hard work goes into something like this, over weeks and weeks of planning, casting, and then rehearsals, not to mention the elaborate costumes, set and scenery, lighting, and music. It really was fantastic.”