‘Hair’ - the 2019 Selwyn College Musical opened last Saturday to resounding acclaim! It was always going to be extremely challenging for the Directors to come up with a production that matched the excellence of last year’s show ‘Dusty’ which won the iTicket Award for the Most Outstanding Musical in 2018. However, they have succeeded completely!
These words on an email from Director Duncan Allan reveal his huge generosity of spirit and appreciation for his team, his deep commitment to the learning and personal development of our wonderful students and hisremarkable passion for his craft.
‘It's been a huge 10 weeks bringing this show back to the stage for a 2019 audience. The whole team has been fantastic. The students are remarkable - Rachel & I are tremendously proud of them.
We are also tremendously impressed by the professionalism, creative innovation and maturity shown by Jack Barnard (Vocal Director and former Selwyn student) & Jarrod Waiomio (Vocal Coach and also a member of our alumni). Along with Kim Santerelli (Choreographer) & Kate Janes, we have a truly dynamic production team here.
On top of this, the last two weeks since Christchurch, have really been a remarkable period of growth for these students. The brave and honest discussions we had on camp revealed a maturity and resilience we were all very impressed by. All of this insight, perception and wisdom was invested back in to the show. It really has become a remarkable, bold and life-changing piece of theatre’.
Duncan Allan, Rachel Larcombe - our Amazing Musical Director - and the Selwyn ‘Hair’ Company – WE SALUTE YOU!