Tonight, in Mayfield, our school musical will open, and there are a lot of nerves around the place. Kind of the reaction that you would hope from the students. But what a journey they have had to get this far.
I don’t know how many schools still do musicals as part of their Transition Year experience, but I hope that it’s a lot. There is so much going on that it is something that, I believe, really adds to the whole TY experience, and benefits the students hugely.
Obviously, there is the sheer work of learning script and song. There is the choreography, there’s the stage directions. But unless you have been in one, it’s hard to comprehend just how much time is taken up with nitty-gritty details, and how much commitment is required from ALL of the cast and crew.
When the musical practices began, we had students who…
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