the podium was staring at me,
the script in the big book
that only I could see.
The words began pouring out of my mouth,
trying to be the great narrator
everyone thought I could be.
I don’t know if I was,
if I read the words right,
but only I could see the script
in the concert of the night.
I rushed to my position,
backstage to the wings,
and everyone around me
could feel the tension.
We started singing,
the music ringing
in my ears,
and then I knew that this was it,
On Tuesday 28th of October 2014, Moonee Ponds Primary School walked to the Clocktower Centre for the 5/6’s last cabaret at this school, Almost Alice.
We had two shows, the Matinee and the Evening performance. I arrived at 5:40 for a 7 o’clock start. We got our hair and makeup done by Jess, Esther’s sister Anya and Anya’s friend. When I had finished I went downstairs to wait in the wings because I was the narrator.
Finally it started!The theatre was packed, not one seat empty. I walked out to the podium and began my story before 5/6 B’s performance- Alice in the Sky with Diamonds.
This repeated for the entire show- me, item, me, item, me, item- with Alice, the Cheshire Cat, Alice’s sister, the Mouse and the Rabbit talking occasionally. My favourite items were the preps, 5/6 C- ugly heart, and, of course, ours! No, I’m only joking. But we did a mash-up of ‘I’m Ready’ by AJR, ‘Heart and Soul’ by Built by Titan, and ‘Magic’ by B.o.B- which was really fun to dance to!
The ‘surprise item’ by the was ‘Live Louder’ by Nathaniel. It was very exciting to watch!
But unfortunately it had to end. I went out on the stage and said my last line before our finale, ‘Happy’ by Pharell Williams!
Well, that was it, my last ever cabaret at MPPS, and I’m sure I won’t forget it anytime soon.