Students and staff at Cheshire College – South & West’s Ellesmere Port Campus received a surprise when a normal lunchtime routine was transformed thanks to an Aladdin-themed flashmob.
The Broadway musical, based on Disney’s 1992 animated feature film, will be this year’s Christmas play at the College’s Ellesmere Port Campus. Performing Arts and Technical Theatre students took this lunchtime opportunity to practice their vocals, choreography and sound design for the unsuspecting crowd.
Students sang several songs from the award-winning soundtrack including Arabian Nights, Prince Ali and A Whole New World. The latter was performed from a first-floor balcony by Level 3 Performing Arts Practice (Acting) students Oliver and Afiya, who will be playing the roles of Aladdin and Princess Jasmine, respectively.
When asked about the challenges around putting the event together, Level 3 Production Arts Practice student, George, commented: “The whole build up to it was quite suspenseful, trying to figure our speaker placements without feedback and working to a tight turnaround, but the overall project has been really enjoyable to work on and I’m glad it’s gone successfully.”
Fellow Production Arts Practice student Sophie Hayes also reflected on the success of the event: “From a technical standpoint, it was very efficient. Nothing went wrong. It was certainly challenging in terms of where the location was, but I think we all quite welcome a challenge!”
Aladdin will be performed at Cheshire College’s Ellesmere Port Campus on 11th, 12th and 13th December. Tickets are available to purchase now at www.ccsw.ac.uk.