Last Thursday 31st August an all children’s circus came to town. Circus Splendida, a musical spectacular presented by the children of Tanunda Lutheran School at the Barossa Arts and Convention Centre, was a great success with a matinee and evening performances leaving patrons overjoyed.
The scene was set by the school’s Parents and Friends with the smell of popcorn and snacks outside the ‘Big Top’ (also known as the Brenton Langbein Theatre). What theatre-goers marvelled at within was the culmination of months of rehearsals, sewing, choreography, construction and laughter.
This truly was a whole school performance, with children involved from the Early Learning Centre (ages 3 to 5) up to Year 7. Staff from TLS and the BACC, parents and members of the school community all contributed to the show’s success through support at home, helping with the band, costumes, set construction, choreography, photography, sound, casting, make-up and more.
Classes provided brilliant entertainment displaying their spectacular skills as acrobats, tiny tumblers, the circus band, the circus parade, tightrope walkers, scooter riders, drummers, hula hoopers and even a Disappearing Lady!
Tanunda Lutheran School’s Performing Arts teacher, Mrs Kelly Adams, commented “I would like to extend an enormous thank you to all of our beautiful students for their spectacular performances in Circus Splendida.”
“Thanks to Darren Stevenson (TLS Principal) and Craig Lieschke (TLS Deputy Principal) for being immensely supportive of my passion for the arts and for recognising and knowing how important the arts are in developing ‘the whole child’.”
Tanunda Lutheran School would like to thank businesses for their generous sponsorship of the production: Coates Hire, Crowies Paint, Bunnings Gawler, Mitre 10 Barossa, Spotlight Munno Para and Barossa Helium Balloons.