Monday night saw the return of the music department’s Night at the Musicals (NATM) concert. The drama studio was packed to the rafters with parents, friends and students ready to be entertained with songs from all across the musical theatre spectrum.
Jonny Slade kicked it off for The Windsor Boys’ School with his cover of It’s Hairspray from Hairspray. This was his debut performance at NATM and showed the potential he has to become a confident and charismatic singer. Ben Qureshi and Rory Sutherland showed the power of storytelling through song with their renditions of For Forever from Dear Evan Hansen and Purpose from Avenue Q.
We were treated to three duets with Oli Bean and James Redford giving us a captivating and entertaining performance of Agony from Into the Woods, Marcus Watson and Kai Cooper were inspired by Leslie Odom and Lin-Manuel Miranda to perform an emotional and powerful cover of Dear Theodosia from Hamilton and Oli Bean and Isabelle Walters performed a beautiful and charismatic version of First Date/Last Night from Dogfight.
Scott Robinson and Henry Denegri performed classic, mature and passionate covers of Sit Down you’re Rocking the Boat from Guys and Dolls and Pure Imagination from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The evening ended with Joseph Bristow showing how characterisation can add extra qualities to a musical theatre performance in his response to Taylor, The Latte Boy sung by Katie Hopkins.
All of the students, from both TWBS and WGS, showed how hard work and dedication can make all the difference. Congratulations to all who performed and to Mr Manwaring for another successful concert.
Miss A Walter