The Musical Productions are legendary at Ormiston Rivers Academy. The performing arts team, under the leadership of Ms Carroll and now Mr Cecil, pride themselves on putting together productions of the highest quality, with audiences always commenting that the standard is as good as you would see on the West End. The productions, directed and produced by Ms Carroll are put together by a team of hugely experienced professionals who have worked in the industry and gained a wealth of experience to bring to the team. Students gain an incredible amount from working in such high quality and professional productions, which are always accompanied by a professional band, which our students often join as part of their musical apprenticeship. We also invite students from our local primary schools in years 5 and 6 to take part in a special junior cameo role each year, which is a special treat and helps our primary students prepare for what they can expect in secondary school when they join us. All around, the productions are not to be missed and always sell out, so get your tickets fast.
Our productions to date have been:
2009 Little Shop of Horrors
2009 Return to the Forbidden Planet
2010 We Will Rock You
2012 Disco Inferno
2017 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
2019 We Will Rock You!
We Will Rock You
Rivers Vocal Group
The multiple award winning Rivers Vocal Group (RVG) is made up of a select number of gifted and talented singers and they work under the leadership of Ms Carroll, providing entertainment for a select number of special events throughout the year. The aim of the group is to train students in the art of vocal harmony, stretching and challenging them to perform at a higher level than they already do. Membership of this group is by invitation only and if you would like to join, Ms Carroll will be happy to audition you once a place becomes available.
Students in this group have performed at very special events in some of the most prestigious venues in the world including:
East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham
Westminster Central Hall