The musical of the sesquicentenary was a roaring success for the students and staff of Rosebank College. In the high-spirited musical Thoroughly Modern Millie, audiences journeyed to New York as they joined small-town girl Millie in her quest to marry for wealth, not love – a thoroughly modern goal of the times!
The production showcased the talents of over 180 students ranging from actors, dancers, musicians, costume and set designers, hair and make-up assistants, sound, lighting and back stage crew.
Musical producer Ms Elise McKenzie is especially in awe of the students involved. “It has been great to see students grow through the years of Musicals at Rosebank College. Students with minor roles in previous shows have taken the leads for Millie”, said Ms McKenzie. “It has been an honour working with the students and we as teachers, feel privileged that they have placed their trust in us and brought our vision to life.”
Director Mrs Georgia Black and Music Director Mr Ben Lomnicki echo Ms McKenzie’s sentiments. “Working with our talented cast and crew is beyond inspiring and rewarding. Students and staff alike have dedicated over six months to this production,” said Mrs Black. “The students have worked tirelessly to create a whimsical, whirlwind performance,” adds Mr Lomnicki.
“It is only fitting that in the College’s 150th year that we present a musical to demonstrate our strong commitment to the creative and performing arts and continue the proud tradition of producing memorable musicals,” said College Principal Mr Tom Galea.