Count Down to the Annual School Musical "The Ringbearer"

Willunga Waldorf School students perform The Ringbearer, written by Judith Clingan AM, a musical interpretation of Tolkien’s much loved classic, The Lord of the Rings. This is a public event and everyone is welcome.

The Willunga Waldorf School high school students have all been involved in this unique project of “firsts”. It is the first time the whole of the high school has been involved in developing the concept, as performers. It is the first time the accompanying ensemble will be made up of students. It is also the first time the school has specifically used the design of the school hall to shape the direction of the play - it is set almost 'in the round' and requires the students to apply quite different acting methodology.

Judith Clingan AM has been a professional composer for 45 years. She founded and directed the Canberra Children's Choir and Gaudeamus, a large tuition and performance organisation. Since 1990 Judith has been heavily involved with music in Steiner schools across Australia. She is known for her music theatre works, including Nganbra, about the coming of the white people to the Canberra area and Kakadu, based on the words of Big Bill Neidji, telling of the indigenous peoples' way of life before settlement. Judith has had an incalculable effect on a great many musicians, forming and shaping the lives of many young people to follow music as a career and to bring the joy of making music to everyone.

Willunga Waldorf School Year 12 student, Aarod Vawser said “I’m playing Gollum and what I like about this role is you can throw off your human mask and just be anything you want – no constraints. Performing in the round means you are more aware of the audience and there’s no place to hide – you have to be acting all the time”.

Allye Sinclair, Musical Director said “the progress of the high school students' musicality through morning practice has been impressive and I am sure this will be a special event”.

Felicity Hickman, Educational Facilitator said “this is a fabulous opportunity for the students involved and I believe they will be enriched by the experience. The arts are integral to the entire curriculum at Willunga Waldorf School and the school is particularly well known for its strong music program.”

This production is on for two nights only and is suitable for ages 10 and older.

Book your tickets to see The Ringbearer on Friday 13 & Saturday 14 September at 7pm. Tickets: $12 adult, $8 concession, $6 child (under 17 years of age).