Children’s theater troupe celebrates 21 years with a showcase

StageWorks School of the Performing Arts in Henley celebrated its 21st anniversary with two outdoor showcases this weekend.

School children played on Friday evenings and at noon on Saturdays at Center Eyot, near Wargrave Road.

Guests brought chairs, picnic blankets, food and soft drinks to watch some of the best songs and dances of the past 20 years.

There were 15 performances in total which were directed, written and produced by Lloyd White, who leads the school’s Saturday class.

Some students in her class were isolating themselves due to covid but told live on Zoom and had some songs pre-recorded.

The show was opened with a performance of One brick at a time of their Jacques and the beanstalk show followed by call me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen that the school starred in Aladdin.

Take the road Jack of their performance Babes in the wood was then followed by a pre-recorded song, Somewhere above the rainbow.

Ding dong of their adaptation of The Wizard of Oz was followed by Ease on the road of their version of The Sorcerer.

Act one ended with two songs from the school performance of Cinderella who were When a criminal is not engaged through The pirates of Penzance and I’m marrying you by Bruno Mars.

Act two opens with In the countryside of their The wind in the willows performance followed by two songs from their Peter Pan show, Hushabye Mountain and Reach.

Two songs were performed from their version of A Christmas Carol including Fine Fine Line and thank you so much and the penultimate song was Bad guys musical Bugsy malone.

For the final song, everyone joined in a Disney medley.

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