Abbotsford School pupils tasted the glitz and glam of the
movie world last week with their annual musical, A Night at
The Academy Awards-style musical held at Otago Boys' High
School allowed pupils to select their favourite children's
movies to act out.
Abbotsford School principal Stephanie Madden said she was
incredibly proud of the hard work and dedication of her
''They were fabulous,'' she said.
Some of the movies included Monsters Inc, Madagascar, Ice
Age and Kung Fu Panda.
The musical ran on Monday and Tuesday last week to a full
house each night.
Mrs Madden said they always tried to get pupils involved in
the production process.
''The entire school was involved ... the big children did a
lot of the choreography.
"When they've all got a stake in it, they are far more
''Because they work across classes, they get to know other
kids and teachers.
"It's been a whole school event.
''It's a wonderful opportunity for children to get involved
in the arts.''
- Alastair Lynn