Rhodes Got Talent

June 4, 2013

Rhodes Got Talent Grand Final 2013

by Conor O'Sullivan

in Professional Work

Phoenix students do us proud once again!

Phoenix enjoyed a great evening at the Rhodes Got Talent Grand Final, with five different acts of students representing the theatre school out of 24 acts overall! Tegan Griffiths sang Castle on a Cloud from Les Miserables, Sarinna Proudfoot-Mathurin sang a fabulous song from Sister Act, and Grace Wheeler sung I Don’t Want To Show Off. They all did really well, but the standard of competition was extremely high, and the judges had their work cut out for them.

Phoenix KBD managed to get a Best of the Rest trophy with their performance of the Cell Block Tango from Chicago, which means that they’ll be performing at the Bishops Stortford Carnival.

They’ll be joined by The Descendants (Drew Gregg, Will Edden and Daniel Boulton), who made a great impression with their quirky original song, and their swanky bowties and braces. Also winning a best of the rest award was the Dance Scene Seniors, a dance group featuring Lucy Syed and Georgia Sunshine, who were both part of the record breaking pantomime Cinderella at the Rhodes in 2012.

In the end, the winner was Katie Ellams, who beautifully sung a heartwarming rendition of In The Arms of an Angel. As the winner, she got the chance to sing it again after the results had been announced, in front of all the audience and other performers. It was a touching climax to a wonderful evening showcasing the local talent in the area. We all look forward to next year being even bigger and better!

To see the pictures of the Phoenix students performing in the event, click here.

March 20, 2013

Rhodes Got Talent Search Auditions 2013!

by Conor O'Sullivan

in Auditions

The Rhodes Got Talent Competition has come around again, with two weekends of auditions looking for the best talent the area has to offer! Last year in 2013, a multitude of Phoenix students jumped at the chance to show off their talent on stage, with solo acts and larger groups performing. The competition saw the debut of the Phoenix Clowns, showboating their wild hip-hop routines as a variety show. Following their success after winning the Best of the Rest Over 16s award, the Clowns have enjoyed the year, popping up at events all around the area in the faces of their unsuspecting public, and have largely grown in confidence since they took to the stage for the first time!

The Phoenix Clowns

 Jake Poolman took the Best of the Rest Primary Age Group award, for a heartwrenching performance of Whistle Down the Wind. Jake has also enjoyed a year of success, going on to play the title role in Oliver! at the Rhodes, and then Gavroche in the London stage verson of Les Miserables, and has just renewed his contract. Phoenix KBD managed to come overall 3rd, and won themselves an award, and a chance to perfrom again later on in the year at the Bishops Stortford Carnival.

All in all though, it’s a chance to show off what you can do, to wow people with your skills no matter what they are, from singing and dancing, acting or juggling, or doing magic tricks! Go to the Rhodes Got Talent website to register for auditions and give it a go! Auditions will be held on the 20th, 21st and 28th April and then the best acts will get through to the Grand Final at The Rhodes on Saturday June 1st. The winners from each category will then get to perform a headline act on the main stage at The Bishops Stortford Carnival as well as featuring in a full page article in the Herts and Essex Observer.

 Visit the website, www.rhodesgottalent.co.uk or click here to go and register!