Atwell: Harmony PS brings Mulan to life on stage

Christina Matthews, Isabella Curry & Jessica Lee and 60 other Harmony Primary School students are putting on a stage production of Mulan. Photo: Jon Hewson. d488259 communitypix.com.au
Christina Matthews, Isabella Curry & Jessica Lee and 60 other Harmony Primary School students are putting on a stage production of Mulan. Photo: Jon Hewson. d488259 communitypix.com.au

BE transported back to the days of early China and one woman’s fight for honour and freedom when Harmony Primary School stages a two-night production of Mulan Junior.

The cast of more than 60 students will bring the legend of Mulan and her dragon sidekick Mushu to life, complete with the Disney movie’s catchy songs.

Harmony Primary music specialist Sheela Sudhakaran said the Year 4, 5 and 6 students have been rehearsing for months and were excited to put on the show.

“Many of our students were already familiar with the story of Mulan, who was an ancient Chinese woman who disguised herself as a male soldier to fight in the army in place of her ailing father and it has a wonderful music score, interesting characters and humorous dialogue,” she said.

“It is important to give students the opportunity to learn about the process of producing a musical, work ethics and commitment, good communication and cooperation and the intrinsic value of music, drama and dance.

“We hope that our students will realise that they can achieve something great by working together, while having fun and we hope that the audience will enjoy the performance.”

Harmony Primary’s production of Mulan Junior is on November 7 and 8 at Atwell College’s Performing Arts Centre from 7pm.

Tickets are $15 here.