The Greatest Show

(L-R) Perry Taylor, Matthew Newell and Andrew Hickey in Pimlico Presents 2017. IMAGE: Julie Coutts

Ladies and gents, this is the moment you’ve waited for.

Pimlico Presents will return to the Civic Theatre this weekend for Pimlico State High School’s annual sold out showcase, with this year’s opening number inspired by The Greatest Showman. Year 12 student Matthew Newell (16) has been involved in the event since his first year at Pimlico and said all the shine of a thousand spotlights would never be enough to show the breadth of talent at the school.

“I came to Pimlico because of the thriving instrumental music program and have been in the Symphony Orchestra since year 8, but I never expected to find so many opportunities right across the performing arts,” Matthew said.

“I’d watched Pimlico Presents every year for as long as I can remember and wouldn’t be able to stop talking about each item I’d seen after the show – so when the audition sign-up sheet appeared on the music block wall five years ago, I knew I had to be a part of it.

“This year I’m fortunate to be involved in a range items in the show. In the opening item I am one of the ringleaders; leading the rest of the performers in a display of dance and singing. I’m also a part of the incredible Symphony Orchestra, playing the French Horn in Chariots of Fire – with an interesting twist. After rigorous auditions, I also managed to secure two hilarious drama skits in the final production.”

“Pimlico Presents is, quite simply, an incredible night of entertainment. You’ll be taken on a journey; tears, fits of laughter and gasps of awe each time the curtain is raised.”

While still juggling the same packed timetables as every other high school student, the cast of Pimlico Presents go above and beyond – and it’s no wonder.

“It’s everything you ever want!”

Come alive with Pimlico Presents at the Civic Theatre from 10-11 August. Tickets are sold out, but click here if you would like to be added to the waiting list.

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