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Selwyn Times: November 21, 2017

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8 Wednesday November 22 2017 Latest Christchurch news at SELWYN TIMES Twisted tales of fantasy for college production FUN WILL meet fantasy as steam punk melds in Ellesmere College’s stage production of musical Into the Woods JR. The school will bring a new adaption of Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s Tony awardwinning musical of Into the Woods to life. The fairy tale-styled production will be staged at the school hall this week. Teachers, parents along with the school’s drama, music, art and technology departments have been hard at work to create the production. Rhythm and Dance Studio teacher Emma Dunlop has pitched in creating challenging movement sequences for the show. Administration support teacher Lindsay Cook said all of the cast have put in hours of work and the show features some brilliant cameo performances. “It is difficult for students to fit in rehearsals with sports, work and study but these young performers have come through,” he said. Some students have doubled up in roles as others have pulled out of the show while one student is rehearsing on crutches. “But the show will go on,” Mr Cook said. He said while the musical is MYSTICAL: Sam Righton (above) as Mr Wolf. Emma Johnson and Jessica Dalton as fabulous bakers. (Right) – Two princes Hunter Williams and Robert Stoliker. not as dark as the film adaption starring Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep, there is plenty for adults and teenagers to enjoy in this warped fairy tale mash up. The show features all the classical fictional characters from Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood to Jack and the Beanstalk. But the tale is twisted with puppets, pop-up sets, and top hats in the show’s retelling of the classic Brothers Grimm fables. The production will be performed this Wednesday and Thursday. Tickets can be bought at the school office or door. SCHOOLS FAST FACTS: Cast: •Jessica Dalton as baker’s wife/Cinderella’s stepmother •Emma Johnson as baker •Olivia Sheean as witch and Little Red Riding Hood •Brie Arnold as Cinderella •Harvey Johnson as Jack/ ensemble •Jodie Simmons as Jack’s mother/ensemble •Sam Righton as wolf and steward •Robert Stoliker as Rapunzel’s prince/ ensemble •Hunter Williams as Cinderella’s prince/ ensemble •Aira Vasquez as Rodriguez stepsister/Rapunzel/ ensemble •Ariana Calixto as stepsister/chicken/ ensemble •Samantha Chappell as stepmother/grandmother/ ensemble •Michelle Andrews as cow/ensemble High Country High Tea A Finest Slice of High Country! What better way to spend an afternoon with friends or family than in the tranquil setting of Terrace Downs Resort. Available everyday 11am - 3pm Christmas at Terrace Downs Resort Come and enjoy Christmas with us at Terrace Downs Resort, some great food to be eaten, live music to listen to and a visit from Santa on Christmas Day! Sunday 24 th December Festive Lunch Buffet 12:30pm – 2:30pm $89 per adult $29 per child (under 12) Comes with a complimentary glass of bubbles or sparkling grape juice on arrival $29 per person Illustration only. or $39 per person with a glass of bubbles Booking essential. Minimum 2 people. Gluten free available. Only one hour’s drive from Christchurch Sunday 24 th December Christmas Eve - A La Carte Dinner 6.00pm – 8.00pm Monday 25 th December Christmas Buffet 11.00am – 1.30pm 2.30pm – 5.00pm 6.30pm – 9.00pm $110 per adult & $39 per child (under 12) Comes with a complimentary glass of bubbles or sparkling grape juice on arrival Make your Sunday extra special with our popular Sunday Buffet Come and enjoy a delicious menu of classic and International flavours, accompanied by live music. Every Sunday 12:30pm Adults $45pp, Kids u12 only $20 Phone 03 318 6943 Terrace Downs Resort 623 Coleridge Road, Windwhistle, Canterbury Email: WE SPECIALISE IN THE CARE AND PRESERVATION OF TREES • Pruning • Expert Tree Felling • Fully Insured • Free Quotes • Powerline Clearing Member of NZ Arboriculture Association For quotes and enquiries phone 03 349 7143 | For urgent enquiries phone 027 272-6710 Email: • Branch Chipping • Competitive Rates • Orion Approved Contractor FULLY QUALIFIED ARBORISTS www.arbor– ROLLESTON LAW Sound, workable legal advice and solutions Rolleston Office: 78A Rolleston Drive, Rolleston Square Darfield Office: Darfield Business Hub, 68 South Terrace RICHARD GRAY W: T: (03) 374 2547 M: 021 148 6221 E: E: ANITA MOLLOY-ROBERTS

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at Wednesday November 22 2017 9 No NCEA allows time for Christmas concert • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding CHRISTMAS HAS come early at Rolleston College with the school gearing up for its holidaythemed production to be staged this week. Elf The Musical JR is the first production to be staged by the school as it nears the end of its founding year at the school. It features a full year 9 cast with about 30 students performing in the show and 10 working behind the scenes on sound and lighting. Teachers Martin Hannan, Merrin Diack and Sophie Ralph have also made up the production team for the show. Director and teacher Sam Gimblett said because the school only has juniors at the moment it is able to perform an end of year production because the seniors are not impacted by NCEA. “We thought it would be a fun one to do,” she said. The show is based on the American Christmas film Elf starring Will Ferrell. It is based on a would-be elf Buddy who grows up in the North Pole unaware he is a human. With Santa’s permission Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his real father. ON STAGE: Rolleston College are ready to stage its first school production. Rear – Ethan Richards-White in the lead role of Buddy. Middle row – Samantha Oakley and Kate Stevens. Front row – Emma Menzies and Ella Jarvis. The school has been rehearsing for about 10 weeks. Miss Gimblett said it is hugely thankful to Burnside High School School which has helped out with costumes. She said the students are hard working, enthusiastic and talented. “Even if they haven’t had experience in it before they work really hard at being good at it and trying their best,” she said. Elf The Musical JR will be performed at Rolleston College’s auditorium this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday with doors opening at 6.30pm. Tickets are available from the school’s admin desk. SUCCESS: Lucy Adams, daughter of Selwyn MP Amy Adams, received a Young Totara Award from Rotary New Zealand. Each Rotary district seeks out young people who display strength of character, courage of conviction, care of community and pursuit of excellence. It believes that by recognising individuals such as Lucy, they can encourage positive role modes for growing generations. St Margaret’s College student Lucy received the award for the service work she did as part of her gold Duke of Edinburgh Award. ​ SpRinTcAR wAR Of THE wingS & cAnTERBURY SUpERSTOcK cHAMpS SAT 25 TH nOv 7pM START ADULTS $20 Seniors $10 FAMILY PASS $40 Children $5 Under 5yrs free (2 adults & up to 4 children 14yrs & under) DOUBLEDAYS ROAD KAiApOi infOLinE 03 364 8833 23-26 75% OFF