Friday, 10 Jun 2016

Young Australian Broadway Chorus and Ferntree Gully North Primary School

For the second year running, we had the privilege of having The Young Australian Broadway Chorus entertain us. This group of extremely talented young singers, dancers and actors performed excerpts from their upcoming season of “Nice Work If You Can Get It” and also interacted with the audience.

Such talent is amazing and we are very grateful for their support.

The students from Ferntree Gully North out did themselves once again this year with their Emergency Services theme performance choreographed by Sue-Ellen Shook.  First came the children dress as fire and danced to When A Fire Starts To Burn, then came the firefighters, dancing to Disco Inferno to put out the fire dressed in official MFB outfits, aptly lead by a school parent who is a firefighter. Then the robbers came to stage dancing to Peter Gunn (theme of the Blues Brothers) followed by the police, I Fought The Law - some in their parents’ police shirts. A melee between the police and robbers ensued with Jail House Rock and the amazing routine came to an end with the children dancing around Healthy Harold to Stayin’ Alive wearing an official Ambulance Vic jacket.

A special thanks to the MFB and Ambulance Victoria for loaning Healthy Harold official service jackets. 

We must make a special thank you to Mitchell Roberts who started his long relationship with Life Education as part of the entertainment from Ringwood Secondary College four years ago, and who has been a regular volunteer “Healthy Harold” for us at festivals and community events.

The moves Harold made during the Ferntree Gully North piece and on the dance floor were fantastic as was the meet-and-greet and selfie time with the guests.

"Hi Grant, Thanks so much again for having me at the gala, I had a fantastic time, as did Jake (Healthy Harold's helper). It was really cool to do the full circle and come back to where I started, 4 years ago. So thank you. "   Mitch