Applause rings out for fantastic “Melton, the Warm-Hearted Snowman”

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At St. Andrews International School in Green Valley, the performance of “Melton, the Warm-Hearted Snowman” was a real Christmas treat. After weeks of rehearsals, it was show-time on the evening of Thursday, 8th December. The performance took place on the school’s atmospheric, rooftop stage.

The Year Two children who were performing were very excited as they waited backstage, dressed as elves, reindeer and snowmen, as well as two very famous Christmas characters, Scrooge and Santa Claus.

Backstage are Joseph, who played Melton, and Timeo, who played the doctor.Backstage are Joseph, who played Melton, and Timeo, who played the doctor.

The audience, made up of family and friends, was not to be disappointed as the show was a roaring success. The children’s performances were wonderful as they sang some very catchy Christmas songs and acted out the five scenes of the play with the stage-presence of professionals. It was hard to believe that everyone on-stage was six or seven years old and performing to an audience of this size for the very first time. Each and every child took their chance to shine and you could almost see the confidence grow in them as they spoke their lines loudly and clearly to the appreciative audience.

As the whole cast sang the final number and took their bows, the applause from those lucky enough to get tickets rang out into the night. It will be a night these children will remember for a very long time. After the show, it was time to go home and the children said goodnight with huge smiles on their tired faces. What a great night and what a big hit ‘Melton, the Warm-Hearted Snowman’ proved to be.

Rudolph (Victor) and Vixen (Fa) get ready for the big night ahead.Rudolph (Victor) and Vixen (Fa) get ready for the big night ahead.

Emily played Mama Snowman, who didn’t want her son to melt.Emily played Mama Snowman, who didn’t want her son to melt.

Scrooge, the meanest man you’ve ever seen, was played by Martin.Scrooge, the meanest man you’ve ever seen, was played by Martin.

The entire Year Two cast of Melton, the Warm-Hearted Snowman.The entire Year Two cast of Melton, the Warm-Hearted Snowman.