As I got my props from backstage and I walked behind the wings, I could feel a nerv rushing through my body. My stomach felt like it was about to burst but I still had excitement running trough my head. My mouth was as dry as anything I tryed to swallow but i could’nt I was as thirsty as anything. I took a deep breath and said to my self it’s going to be okay. It was now ready to see the next act. I could hear the addience turning the page of he program ready to see the next act. I put my prop on stage when the blackout appeared on the stage. Finaly the colourful bright lights appeared on the back drop. I was now ready. I walked on stage I could see the addience suprisinaly enjoying our spectacular porformance. As I was on stage I could smell the yummy food been eaten it made my tummy rumble. At last the act had finished! I felt relived to have gone out on stage and be as confident as I could and to have remembered all my lines.Once it was up to the next act it felt like the adience had just seen a very exciting performace.
Bert Newtons First Lines!
I waited in the darkness of the off prompt for the opening number to end. I can`t believe it’s our first night already! The excitement and anxiousness that I was feeling were so strong I couldn’t tell one from the other. The deep breathes I took did little to help this. I scanned the stage with my eyes and I saw the joyful and smiling faces of the people singing. Smile, I thought to myself. Make sure you smile when you’re out there. I had been giving myself pep talks in the past few minutes to make sure I could, no would do everything I could do to perfect my lines. The song was coming to an end so I took more deep breathes and ran through my lines…again. Then black out. My eyes widened. It was my turn to get on the stage. I walked some rushed and crowded steps to reach my destination which was the right side of the stage. I waited for the lights. By then I had a million worries going through my mind but I tried to block them out and focus on what I was about to say and do. The last words I said before the spotlight found me was just have fun. Everything will be fine, just have fun! I took a deep breath… then another. Then I spoke the words I had spent weeks trying to memorise
“Hello, I’m Bert Newton…”
As I walked back off stage I felt ready for the rest of then nights acts. I couldn’t wait!
Woohoo! I hear the crowd roar as the act before me steps off stage. They were the wizard of Oz and my class act will be spectacular as well as the wizard of Oz! We are the school room. I am May born in May on the 10th 1893, and I will get lines as I act out may! I walked on stage my heart pounding in my chest and butterfly’s in my stomach. Lights, camera, action! We started off with my friends speaking and then it was my line my heart pounding in my chest, I opened my mouth to speak but nothing came out. I froze I had forgotten my line, Oh No! The crowd was looking at me waiting for me to do something but then the girl next to me said my line (lucky she herd it so many times that she remembered it!). I could not believe it, I had forgotten my line, I was so angry with myself but it was good that I didn’t show it on stage because it would of ruined the hole skit! I crept back into my seat and then the teacher came on stage I was so close to getting in trouble for not being in my seat; well at least may was then the teacher asked me…
It was the first night everyone was so excited to perform on stage. The curtains opened and everybody was staring at us and then everyone started to sing. After we sang it was time for the acts. Number 50 was 5/6A doing wizard of oz. About 24 acts later it was time for a 10 to 20 minute break. During the break you could hear and smell things like crunching on choc tops, lollies and even munching on chips and shapes backstage. After the next 25 acts it was time for the finale. During the finale we had to shuffle to Party Rock Anthem. The production was alright and after it i think everyone was really tired but it looked like everybody was having fun. Now we only have to do it again two more times.
As I walked on stage for the first time, I had butterfly’s in my stomach. It was so nerve racking!As I looked around to see all my friends chatting away, I felt like this production was going to be easy. But when the curtains open and when I could see the audience staring at me, my mind changed this wasn’t going to be easy this was going to be extremely hard! With all the lights flashing at me I new it was going to be a long night.!
I knew it was time for me to perform. I took everything that I needed and got ready. My time had come to preform and I’m feeling nervous after all that there was 160 people going to watch me and see what I’m going to perform. I said to myself and quietly to be confident and to make the audience entertained. A couple of minutes later I got a understanding of how to make the audience entertained. And I think I should get a pat on the back for keeping the audience entertained and to make the audience laugh. I so proud of myself of what I achieved and for next time when I do production or something I will exactly realise what to do and how to do!
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Oh My Gosh ! I’m all tingly in side after those skits I’m going try my best shuffling ever
I think I’m really good at doing shuffling and dancing at all that.
Everyone love my shuffling and all the skits i did. i really wish we could do it for longer.
my parents and all my brothers and sister were so proud of me as i was proud of my self.
Bob was lineing up to go on the Jumping Castle. Bob said to the birthday boy Bill,” this is boring, why can’t we all go on”, said Bob sadly. Because the jumping castle can’t hold 20 people at a time. Bob went up to his dad Frank and asked him if he could jump on the jumping castle with him. So what happens is that Bob and his dad jumps on the castle and all you could hear was air coming at of the jumping castle. Bill said,”NO, thanks a lot Bob now there is no jumping castle”. IT IS NOW DEFLOATING TO DOWN!
When I got to school I was really nervous.
It would be the first time using the lights with an audience.
Once the show started I was not as nervous as I was before.
Half way through the show I got the hang of it. While I was
doing the light I stuffed up once. When the show ended
everyone was commenting on how good I was and even one
person said what I did that night is what he does for his job.
After many, many weeks of hard work our grade 5/6 production is finally over!
Last week the students performed in three fantastic shows, and the feedback from the audience has been absolutely outstanding. I was so impressed that each and every member of our class got up on stage and performed every night, and were so confident when doing so. I was so proud to see the smiles on everyone’s faces and the enjoyment they got from performing. Check out some of the photos in this video.
It is important to note that the production was written and run by the students. It was the students who researched the history as a basis for the acts. It was the students who wrote the scripts. It was the students who rehearsed. It was the students who operated the sound and lighting equipment. The production provided so many authentic and valuable learning opportunities for the students and they have all taken a lot away from the experience.
Below is a copy of a matrix we filled in as a class, highlighting just some of the learning that occurred while putting together the production. You would have to agree that this is a lot of learning all rolled in to one experience.