“The idea of being able to portray a character; stepping out of the shoes of a student and into the shoes of a knight or a wolf is very challenging, but entertaining.” – Thykar, ISS Student
“I love musical theatre because it is a unique way of expressing oneself, and it combines singing, dancing and drama, some of my favourite forms of art. I wish to make a difference and inspire others!” – Olivia, ISS Student
“I love musical theatre because it gives me a chance to feel confident. It just puts a smile on my face when I get to act.” – Thea, ISS Student
Our Grade 5 to 8 students offered an amusingly different way to think about everyone’s favourite fairy tale through their production of “Into the Woods Jnr”.
With a book by James Lapine and music and lyrics by the famous master of Musical Theatre; Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods, Jnr. is based on the original Broadway production that won several Tony Awards in 1987.
Our ISS junior version of this musical theatre masterpiece has been specially adapted to suit the appropriate need of our young performers while giving them a chance to experience hints of the demanding skills of professional theatre.
We hosted children from the Down Syndrome Association and Lakeside Family Centre, who were very excited to be there as it was their first time at a musical! Our high school students work with these two associations throughout the school year, helping them with their schoolwork and playing sports like basketball with them.
The musical tells us about a baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse and end up changed forever.
Into the Woods taught us how to know what we wish and its story is a journey to meet the unexpected, master obstacles and emerge victorious.
Our students got a chance to perform in a real professional surrounding with professional technicians. Furthermore, our students performed in front of an audience they did not know, hence giving them a real taste of theatre!
Into the Woods Jnr. was a real theatre experience for all audiences!
“I like musical theatre because I like the process of creating a show from scratch as a team.” – Yuvraj, ISS Student
“I learnt that there is a lot that goes into a production and that one part has to be revised many, many times!” – Karl, ISS Student