HeadStart is proud to present “Aida” by Elton John and Tim Rice, performed by our CAPA Academy students. Winner of four 2000 Tony Awards, Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida is an epic tale of love, loyalty and betrayal, chronicling the love triangle between Aida, a Nubian princess stolen from her country, Amneris, an Egyptian princess, and Radames, the soldier they both love.
The Circle of Life Dance Recital
‘Welcome to the Moulin Rouge’
On the 9th and 10th of December 2020, the CAPA Academy wowed us with a performance of ‘Welcome to the Moulin Rouge’. 66 students from Year 5 to Year 13 were involved in the singing, dancing, acting and playing in the live band. The audience could not take their eyes off our performers and they were met with a standing ovation. Well done to all our students and staff for pulling off another breathtaking performance. Ms Erika Cramp, Director of Creative and Performing Arts
Fame, the Musical
Our Senior CAPA Academy has pulled off our most challenging show yet. The students have been working relentlessly since the end of August with many an evening and weekend rehearsal to produce a fantastic showcase of near professional quality acting, singing and dancing. We couldn’t be more proud of this bunch of talented individuals. They truly are a special group! There were many people involved to make this happen ranging from our Art and DT staff, Maintenance, Housekeeping and Admin. But I would especially like to thank Fabienne Mester, Hayley Milner, Joel Adams, Alex Holmes, Jennifer Blackweir and Fred for the endless hours they have put in to make this another HeadStart success. Full albums will be available on the HeadStart Facebook page. Ms Erika Cramp, Director of Creative and Performing Arts
The Greatest Show
Around the World
In February 2019, HeadStart’s smallest pupils took us on a journey of singing and dancing through Australia, Hawaii, America, Egypt, Jamaica, South Africa and ended up here at HeadStart. The children ended the show singing ‘We are the World’ as parents held up lights in support of each one of our brilliant performers. A special mention to goes to Nua Jordaan and John Chadwick who did an excellent job of narrating the show.
A Night at the Movies
On the 11th of December our CAPA Academy was joined by the Dance Academy and the Active Learning Drama and Dance students in performing an original performance called ‘A night at the movies’. The students mesmerized the audience by acting out scenes, songs and dances from various movies. The evening took the shape of an Oscars ceremony presented by Nick Gold. Once again the HeadStart students showed us what phenomenal talent they have. Their hard work and dedication surely paid off. Congratulations to all the students and staff involved!
On the evening of 2 June 2018, over 120 students from the Dance Academy performed a fantastic rendition of Charlie’s Angels for an enthusiastic crowd of over 400 people. The show was a great success thanks to excellent planning and months of preparations by Ms Fabienne Mester, dance school manager, and the teachers who worked tirelessly to make it possible.
To celebrate the end of a fun and artistic year, 45 ballerinas from the HeadStart Dance Academy presented “Wonderland” last Friday. We went on a little journey through a world where little black cats from Reception, pretty rabbits from Early Years, multicoloured butterflies from Year 1 (coming out of teacups) and graceful playing cards from Year 1 to Year 4, presented port de bras, attitude, pretty swings and arabesques to the melodies of Alfred Reynolds’ music from Alice through the Looking-Glass Suite. At the end, they finally meet Alice performed by Juliette Guillerey. The dancers were then treated to a tea party and received awards for their achievements in Ballet. Big congratulation to all of the dancers for their hard work and dedication to this special discipline. They made their parents and teachers very proud!
The Amazing Adventures of Superstan
On Friday March 9th, the primary CAPA academy presented The Amazing Adventures of Superstan, an action packed, fun-for-all production, filled with hilarious jokes and catchy songs. Years 4, 5 and 6 performed with enthusiasm, along with the junior academy students, for hundreds of happy parents. Congratulations to all who worked extremely hard to make this another very successful production at HeadStart. The Creative Arts department is very proud of our juniors, who already show so much potential and talent.
On 13 December 2017, the Foundation to Year 3 students performed a selection of Christmas songs and dances. A big thank you to all of the students, teachers and deputies, in conjunction with the Performing Arts department, for their hard work and for preparing such a lovely event.
The Addams Family
On November 3rd and 4th, 2017, HeadStart Creative and Arts Secondary students delivered not one, but two extraordinary productions of the Addams Family [email protected]. This family classic has been enjoyed by many generations on television series, film, Broadway and touring companies all around the world. Our CAPA cast did not disappoint, and together with the Dance Academy, put on two spectacular performances. Congratulations to all involved in this show to remember for years to come!
On 13 May, 2017, the HeadStart International School auditorium was filled with an eager crowd of spectators. Over 100 students ages 5-18, from the Dance Academy and CAPA (Creative and Performing Arts Academy) performed Chicago Stories. The performance was a fantastic display of beautifully choreographed hip-hop, modern jazz and featured aerial Ballet. The solo singers and narrator swept us into the world of the 1920’s where the recent disappearance of several key characters in the town had everyone wondering who has committed the crime. A big thank you to Ms Fabienne Mester and her team for pulling off such a wonderful show. Full show can be found by clicking below.
On March 16th,2017, our Preschool to Year 3 students premiered a HeadStart production of the Gruffalo. Although little, they did not disappoint. Cuteness enveloped the hall with each beautiful creature that emerged from the forest. The show was produced by Jackie Feliciano with the help of our CAPA team: Myriam Adams, Joel Adams and Hayley Milner, choreographer Fabienne Mester, props and stage design by Jody Leow, Kamillah Bilbe and Anisa Van der Laan. Costumes and class rehearsals were coordinated by the homeroom teachers. A big thank you to all involved in this beautiful performance!
Into the Woods
The 8th December 2016, saw our first HeadStart CAPA (Creative and Performing Arts) Academy performance. Thirty of our most talented students took part in the show Into the Woods Jr. Our actors, singers and dancers thrilled the audience with this enchanting tale. The show was produced by our head of CAPA, Erika Cramp, in collaboration with our talented CAPA team: Acting Directors Joel Adams and Hayley Milner, Music Directors Jackie Feliciano and Erika Cramp, Choreographer Fabienne Mester, Costume Design Myriam Adams and Props and Stage design by Jody Leow, supported by Wasana Promtong and Angela Sornhiran.
Our dedicated group of students rehearsed tirelessly to ensure that HeadStart, yet again, raised the bar and showed what we are capable of. Well done to all involved.
Ali Baba and the Bongo Bandits
On the evening of the 16th and 17th of June, 2016, the Year 3-6 students, along with a selection of 11 Secondary students performed a musical in the Sports Hall. Open sesame and discover a treasure-trove of fun and laughter as witty writer Craig Hawes gives the timeless tale a twist in this mystical musical comedy! So slip on your sandals for some sandy silliness as we take a thrilling carpet ride with Ali Baba and his crazy camel on an amazing Arabian adventure! This hysterical show is filled with mystical mayhem and a swag-bag of laughs to provide an Arabian night you’ll never forget! With colourful characters, a side-splitting script, an enchanting score of show-stopping songs and a sprinkle of sparkle from a genius genie, this magical musical is everything you could wish for!
We thank the production team for their hard work putting this together. Acting Directors: Joel Adams, Hayley Milner. Music Directors: Jaqueline Feliciano, Erika Cramp. Choreography: Fabienne Mester, Haruka Osu, Burin Burik. Costumes: Namondthrad Wootinan, Myriam Adams, Erika Cramp. Props and Stage Décor: Jody Leow, Wasana Promtong. Stage Backdrop: Oleksandra Miftakova, Paola Stoffel, Graeme Fairbairn.