On May 25, the night opened with Sultans of String virtuoso musicians and their guest Anwar Khurshid (casually sitting cross-legged on a table with his sitar), engaging the audience with their interactive concert.
The night ended with joyful people dancing in the street, still energized from Cadence’s electric performance of Pharrell Williams’ Happy, with the help of students from Queen Alexandra Middle School.
Here’s a tour of Prologue Children’s Festival 2015.
The artists are practicing in their room or socializing with each other in the backstage. Pat and Patty lead Queen Alexandra Middle School students to the stage to get instructions from Lucas from Cadence.
People are arriving in the lobby. Excitement is in the air. Kids take their chance to win a gift basket. Adults fill out a ballot to win a FREE Prologue show for their school. Parents and teachers grab a copy of the new school catalogue for 2015-2016.
|Students from Kimberley Junior Public School, who are part of a Programming Committee to select Prologue performances!|
Patty Jarvis, Prologue’s Executive Director, welcomes everyone, thanking them for their support of the performing arts in the schools.
Marcus Lundgren and Holly Greene from DuffleBag Theatre are hosting the evening and interacting with the crowd.
A powerful performance by Kahurangi Maori Dance Theatre follows. Their voices fill the theatre. Their energy is palpable.
When the audience recognizes the song, they’re overjoyed. For good measure, Cadence proceeds to perform the modern version.
|Lucas, as Bieber, is taking a selfie with the audience|
The night ends on a very happy note. The students from Queen A. come to the stage to sing Happy (Pharrel’s song) with Cadence. The rest of the evening’ performers join them. Cadence turns the audience into a choir.
In the end, everyone is on their feet to salute a wonderful tribute to the performing arts.