All the months of hard work and preparation finally came to fruition last weekend as the children and young people of Sheffield put on a show to remember.
Performed at The Octagon Centre, the young cast all attend part time theatre school Razzamataz Sheffield and have been rehearsing for the show for the last few months.
The whole school were involved in ‘I Believe’, from the youngest mini age 4 through to senior students aged 18. The annual performance gives students a chance to demonstrate what they learn each week in classes and shows off the whole Razzamataz Curriculum that features traditional West End musical theatre through to pop singing, street dance and acting for stage and screen.
The show was a chance for students to demonstrate just how much they have achieved and the Principal wanted to give all the children a chance to shine and show off the skills they have been learning each week during the dance, drama and singing classes.
“I’m so proud of each and every student,” explains Helen, Principal of Razzamataz Sheffield. “Throughout the rehearsals and during the show, their behaviour was impeccable and they showed a real sense of maturity both on and off the stage.”
The cast treated the audience to a performance where there was really something for everyone to enjoy. Based on the students dreams and aspirations for their future, the whole show pulled together a variety of West End musical theatre alongside pop singing, street dance and drama.
Some of the key moments in the show included our 4-5 year olds dressed up in little black suits for their Men in Black number which contrasted with older students singing beautiful three part harmony to well known songs such as Circle of Life from The Lion King.
“Parents, family and friends were really impressed with the students and many couldn’t believe the change in confidence in their children,” explains Helen. “It takes a lot of courage to go on stage and the whole process of putting on a show teaches young people such wonderful life skills from coping with nerves, working to a deadline, being humble and learning to take criticism with an open mind through to collaborating with a whole crew of people.”
One Mum in particularly, Sharon, said “I just wanted to thank you and all your team for the fantastic show on Sunday. It was so lovely to see Chloe perform in front of so many people, I was really impressed. You could see all the hard work from both ends that went into it and see the confidence in Chloe and enjoyment, which was worth its weight in gold. So thank you to everyone at Razzamataz.”
The showcase has given students a real taste for being on stage and there are many more opportunities planned including the Sheffield Christmas Light Switch on this November plus their latest opportunity announced just this week which is a performance at the Indigo Rooms at the O2 arena!
Razzamataz Sheffield offers a wide range of performing arts styles for children with classes in dance, drama and singing. In all sessions, the emphasis is on having fun, meeting new friends and keeping fit and healthy. Students range in age from 2-18 and there is a strong emphasis on performance opportunities to help build confidence and skills for life in each student.
Razzamataz Sheffield is held at Meadowhead School every Saturday morning. There is currently the opportunity to book a FREE trial session on a strictly first come first served basis, for more information or to book your child a place email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07979 189177. Alternatively visit sheffield.razzamataz.co.uk