Calder High School column: Rock musical was all killer Queen

Calder High School's We Will Rock You was an amazing success
Calder High School's We Will Rock You was an amazing success

Calder High School Expressive Arts students and staff put on a rocking production that lived up to its name when they staged the famous Queen musical “We Will Rock You”.

Performing to a sellout crowd each night from February 10 to 12, the Ted Hughes Theatre was buzzing with the songs of Queen, writes Ms Hutt & The Expressive Arts team.

Led by Year 12 student Allie Heny, who performed superbly as the lead role of Galileo, the audience was dazzled and mesmerised by the brightly coloured cast of Gaga dolls, the punk rocking Bohemians and the evil Killer Queen and her dutiful entourage.

Stunning songs and renditions of the Queen anthems were performed, and a special mention has to go to Year 10’s Frankie Johnson, Year 11’s Hannah Lawton, Bertie Yates and Thea Farman and Year 7’s Issac Hughes Dennis for their pitch perfect delivery of the famous songs.

The talents of the cast were in abundance and Expressive Arts students and staff has once again proved why they have earned the title of Calder Secret Weapon.

A fantastic performance by all, and compliments from the crowds are continuing in to flood in by email. Year 11’s Amber Frankland’s and Phoebe Crawford continue to be a hot topic and many audience members say they stole the show with their superb acting skills.

It’s thanks to the brilliant band and CHS Music department that we can all still hear “We Will Rock You” in our dreams and the cast and crew will forever be humming along to “Bohemian Rhapsody”.

A fantastic job - well done everyone, we couldn’t be prouder of you.