All for a cause
The students of Bethany High put up a musical to raise funds for the special school.
A scene from the musical...
For all Charles Dickens fans, Bangalore had something to offer on October 20, 21 and 22. The great Victorian novelist came alive through a musical drama "Smike", freely adapted from one of his most celebrated novels Nicholas Nickleby.
The musical opens in a contemporary school, where a new English teacher finds it difficult to gain the interest of his class. He overcomes this problem when he hits on the idea of turning the book they are studying, Nicholas Nickleby, into a musical.
The cast of 200 school children, ranging in age from eight to 16 years, of Bethany High had trained for several months under Ms. Miriam Andrews to bring to stage this Dickens classic. Some of the foot-tapping musical numbers included "Daily Test", "Here I Am", "Stop and Just Think Who You Could Be", "Don't Let Life Get You Down" and "Brimstone and Treacle". The musical went for about two hours, with a 15-minute interval.
The festival was organised to raise funds for Bethany Special School for children with special needs. The school, located at Third block, Koramangala, admits children from the weaker sections of society. The funds were required to provide an Occupational Therapy Room and to increase the number of existing classrooms.
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