The School of Performing Arts will be participating in the Ziguzajg Fringe Festival being held on the 17th and the 18th November. The School believes strongly in the participation of students in events as this forms an important part of its developmental program for students in all areas.
Grade 2 students will be presenting an original musical version of Jack and the Beanstalk in the theatre at St James. Directed by Larissa Bonaci and Lisa Bonello as vocal coach, the students will perform this 20 minute version which was presented for their LAMDA musical theatre group exam and for which the students obtained a distinctiion.
The Teen Company under the direction of vocal coaches Francesca Aquilina, Nadia Vella and Gillian Zammit and under the artistic direction of Jean Marc Cafa, will perform excerpts of musical theatre performances in the music room at St James. The Company is open to students at SOPA who are accepted following an audition which is held twice a year.
The School of Performing Arts will also be presenting a short film entitled World Apart. This film was part of a project which was held at Roundhouse in the UK last April. As part of the project, the students had the opportunity of working with BBC director Kwame Kwei-Armah. This film will be screened in the cinema also at St James Cavalier.