Students Channel the Bright Lights of Broadway

Year 12 Performing Arts students from Newton Abbot College enthralled audiences with their musical theatre performance ‘The Bright Lights of Broadway’ at the end of January.

Performing to an audience of family, friends and the general public, the cast of nine sang and danced numbers from a range of musicals, including Rent, The Book of Mormon, Sister Act, Chicago and Cabaret.

Caitlin Johnston and Izzy Warren performing 'We Both Reached for the Gun'
Caitlin Johnston and Izzy Warren performing 'We Both Reached for the Gun'


The performance comes after months of rigorous training; rehearsals began back in September as part of the A Level BTEC Performing Arts course. Students worked towards the performance as part of the ‘Developing Skills and Techniques for Live Performance’ module. Stand out numbers included the group delivery of “We Both Reached for the Gun” from Chicago and the entire performance was met with huge audience acclaim. 

Lucy Leishman, Mia Kenny and Zara Clench performing 'We Both Reached for the Gun'
Lucy Leishman, Mia Kenny and Zara Clench performing 'We Both Reached for the Gun'


Teacher of Performing Arts and Dance, Sarah Wilkinson, said: “The students involved in this incredible performance have pushed themselves to their personal and group performance limit, choosing songs and routines that are both physically and vocally challenging. It has been an absolute pleasure working with these students professionally. With the completion of the College’s new state-of-the-art dance studio in readiness for later on this year, it will be exciting to take Performing Arts at Newton Abbot College to an even higher level.”

The cast performing 'Don't Tell Mamma'
The cast performing 'Don't Tell Mamma'



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