Whole School Production
HEROES OF CHANGE
Our 2019 whole-school production is called 'Heroes of Change'. This year we are celebrating the theme of sustainability.
Heroes of Change encourages us all to take action to protect our planet. This pantomime follows our three superheroes: Agent Transport, the Green Guardian and Professor Trash as they overcome threats from the Eco Villain to destroy the Earth. Our heroes must work quickly to change the attitudes of some familiar baddies: the Wicked Witch of the West, Darth Vader and Lord Voldemort. But will the superheroes find their leader Captain Planet in time? Along the way we catch up with Peter Garrett, some misplaced koalas, Sherlock Holmes, tigers fighting for climate change and Angus Young. But where are the EPA when you need them? Elwood Primary kids are OUR heroes of change!
‘With a bam and kazam, we stand up for all it’s worth, up, up, up and away, we’ll heal our planet earth’
Find your classes' songs below. Each Grade has a focus within the theme and each song references their focus.
PC: We’re not gonna take it – Twisted Sister
PH: Palalacan – Charlie and Tilda AND Mnah- Mnah
PP: Girls just wanna have fun – Cindy Lauper
PR: Over the rainbow
PS: What a wonderful world
(PD split across all lines)
1A: Footloose – Kenny Loggins
1N: Here comes the sun – The Beatles
1J: Bicycle – Frances England
1T: Locomotion – Goffin, King
(1L split across all lines)
2TL: Should I stay or should I go? - The Clash
2A: With my own two hands – Ben Harper (acoustic)
2S: Shake your tail feather – Ray Charles
2O: Rain – Dragon
2C: I feel the earth move under my feet – Carole King
(2N split across all lines)
3N: I got you (I feel good) – James Brown
3V: Big Yellow Taxi – Joni Mitchell
3A: One way or another - Blondie
3C: We will rock you/We are the champions – Queen
(3R split across all lines)
4A: Stick it to the Man - Andrew Lloyd Webber
4T: Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
4C: Waiting on the world to change – John Mayer
4J: Rescue Me – sung by Fontella Bass
(4H split across all lines)
5M: Sounds of then (this is Australia) – GANGgajang
5G: Beds are burning – Midnight Oil
5C: il Lull – Joe Geia
5N: Solid Rock – Goanna
6T: Horror movie - Skyhooks
6M: Highway to hell – ACDC
6L: Don’t stop me now – Queen
6B: We’re all in this together – Disney
Below are the costume notes for each year level. Please also read the 'general costume notice'.
If your class is split, your classroom teacher will tell you which costume to wear.
General costume note for EVERYONE: https://www.elwoodprimary.vic.edu.au/uploaded_files/media/general_costume_note.pdf
Prep costumes: https://www.elwoodprimary.vic.edu.au/uploaded_files/media/prep_costumes.pdf
Grade 1 costumes: https://www.elwoodprimary.vic.edu.au/uploaded_files/media/grade_1_costumes.pdf
Grade 2 costumes: https://www.elwoodprimary.vic.edu.au/uploaded_files/media/grade_2_costumes.pdf
Grade 3 costumes: https://www.elwoodprimary.vic.edu.au/uploaded_files/media/grade_3_costumes.pdf
Grade 4 costumes: https://www.elwoodprimary.vic.edu.au/uploaded_files/media/grade_4_costumes.pdf
Grade 5 costumes: https://www.elwoodprimary.vic.edu.au/uploaded_files/media/grade_5_costumes.pdf
Grade 6 costumes: https://www.elwoodprimary.vic.edu.au/uploaded_files/media/grade_6_costumes.pdf
Everybody in grade five and six please consider auditioning for a special role in the whole school production this year. The available roles are lead actor, minor acting part, singing soloist and backing vocalist. Plus, there is one lead character who sings something in character!
Make sure you return an audition form and attend the audition meeting Lunchtime 1:45pm, Wednesday 8th May. If you’re away that day just let us know. In the meeting you will find out how to audition and what you can do to prepare. You’ll get a form during music class and spare copies will be available at the office.
Only grade six students can land an acting part. I encourage everyone to consider auditioning anyway for the experience. Grade five students who’re interested in being backing singers should audition please. We can’t have a show without the amazing backing singers.
Everyone auditions individually, however there may be a situation where we ask a group to read through a script together. A record is kept regarding each performance and may be used to help with regards to deciding who to allocate parts to.
Your audition will be in the Music Room, at lunchtimes during weeks 4, 5 and 6 of term 2. Each cast member needs to complete an online form before their audition. Check to notice boards and music room for audition times and dates after the audition meeting.
Any questions please get in contact with Paula and Kaz, remember come to the meeting and more information will be explained then. Good luck and thank you. Looking forward to seeing you there!
We need help with creating props and costumes! Each class has a different costume, if you can assist in this area in any way eg. sewing, patterns, gluing and all purpose elasticing (think super hero) we would really appreciate it. Props include trees, vegemite jar and bicycles.
Please contact: Paula firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the production band, help soloists, actors and backing vocalists and or even join in the performance on the night. We wouldn’t have a live band without you. We rehearse 30+ songs there’s a huge opportunity to share the parts and it’s a blast to get the kids jumping.
If you would like to lend your skills during rehearsals we would love help with singing and dancing. Whether it’s a workshop, technique, or sharing some experience the students would benefit.
Acting and singing rehearsals happen during the day most of term 3. Check the school website for schedule. Band rehearsals happen in the hall once a week leading up to the show Wednesday 4th September 2019. Sound check Wednesday morning at the Palais and Dress Rehearsal all day Tuesday 3rd September 2019, in the school hall.
We really need singers to support the baking vocals, harmonies and parts. More horns including Trombone and Trumpet. Also a percussionist for groovey shaking and cowbell action.
If you’re interested please get in contact with Kaz: email@example.com
Our teachers Liam and Mila are joining the band, keep a look out for them!
Whole Grade Rehearsals
Grades rehearse three times a week in the hall. We sing and dance in our class lines, just like on the night. Thank you for picking up the songs so quickly and turning them into amazing performances!
Main Characters, Singing Soloists and Backing Vocalists have all been scheduled to rehearse during class time. Thank you to the classroom teachers for providing this opportunity for the students. Please let Paula or Kaz know in advance if you're going to be absent, thank you. Thank you for putting in so much effort into learning your parts and practising at home.
Tuesday 3rd September in the Hall
Starting from 9am we aim to run the entire show from beginning to end in the Hall. There will some disruptions to classes on this day. Thanks for your understanding. Everyone is asked to perform their part like you would do it on the night! Rehearsal times wil be sent out and you'll know when to come to the hall in time to be ready. Students will also be able to familiarise themselves with the sound of the band and using some microphones. Thank you to the band for taking time out of your schedules too!
Wednesday 4th September at the Palais Theatre
Starting at 9am students will catch a bus to the theatre to practise their part on the stage itself. There will be no timetabled classes this day. We aim to run the entire show from start to finish at least once. Students with special roles will arrive first along with Preps. A sound check will happen first to make sure students using microphones are ready. Students will familiarise themselves with where they're sitting and how to make their way from their seats to side stage. We perform the show in order, everybody performs their item on the stage once and we find our seats again. So we practise being an audience too. We exit the stage on the opposite side to where we entered. There are times for snack and lunch eating. There is no eating in the auditorium itself please. We aim the start leaving the theatre on buses at 2:30pm for everyone to be back at school before pickup. We are lucky to be able to use the theatre during the day, school rules apply and we also follow the schedule for this day closely. Be in your seat at the right time so you don't miss out on anything, thank you.
Thank you for your enthusiasm and please ask any questions anytime.