Watford Boys Grammer – Watford – Saturday evening 12th April 2014 –

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Me, Carol, Tamara Vile (Show Producer & Principle) and Gypsy Booth (Founder Principle)

We were invited to the 48th Annual Performance of the  Gypsy Booth School of Theatre Arts at the James Theatre, Watford Grammer School for boys. Met by Roy Clements from ARBTA (The Association of Russian Ballet & Theatre Arts) and introduced to the Schools Founder Principle Gypsy Booth. The annual production was called ‘Curtain Call’ and featured 180 performers ranging from 2 to 18 with a little assistance from some of the teachers. It was a colourful and enthusiastic performance especially by the younger pupils who somehow stole the show  (the guitars sequence was great). We were delighted to see the smiles on all the faces of the cast enjoying performing to the packed audience. Curtain Call was based around a previous show called Minute Call, and featured a line of ‘has beens’ who sit waiting to present awards at an awards ceremony. The show featured numbers from 42nd Street – The Sound of Music – Lion King – Rock of Ages – Shrek – The Colour Purple – and Dirty Dancing with many numbers from each show. The Gypsy Booth School of Theatre Arts has been around for over 45 years, and the school’s success is built on the foundation set by Gypsy to train each child as an individual to the best of their ability, whether they have aspirations for the theatre or as a hobby.  The school has successfully trained dancers and singers to a professional standard with ex pupils performing in the West End and around the world in productions such as Chicago, Joseph, Hairspray, Sound of Music, Guys and Doll, Wizard of Oz and Latin Fever, pupils have also performed on TV and in Films. We wish all the youngsters every success in their chosen careers.
 
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Watford Councillor Rabbi Martins, Roy Clements, me and Tamara Vile
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Drawing the raffle for an ipad, won by the grandfather of one of the cast.
 
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