Music of the Night Show hits the right note
25 Jan 2019
More than 40 Perse students came together to celebrate the world of musical theatre with their show Music of the Night.
Jonathan Black (Lower Sixth), who runs the Perse Musical Theatre Choir, organised the student-led concert, which was staged in the Peter Hall Performing Arts Centre.
Having initially put his idea to the Perse English and drama department last June, the show, which featured performances of songs from musicals old and new, began coming together three months ago. Jonathan was delighted at the response of his fellow students, with more than 20 singers and a 17-strong production team getting involved.
He said: “We wanted to make it as student-led as possible from the performers to the creative and production team, who did the costumes, the props, the lighting, the stage management and the directing of the individual acts themselves.
“It was fantastic that we had pupils from across the whole school taking part and it was amazing that they felt comfortable to put themselves forward to perform.”
Jonathan was pleased with how Music of the Night went and the response from audience members.
He said: “It was quite an interesting process because unlike a play where you’ll have people together from the start, with this everyone was working individually on their performances, so it wasn’t until the night when you were able to see it as a whole.
“Everything came together really well, which was great. I think particularly with the finale of Circle of Life from The Lion King, which featured all the performers, you could see everyone was smiling and really enjoying themselves. Around 100 people came along, which is brilliant, and many had really positive things to say about how professional the show was.”